More than 1,000 stoves will be available for sale in early September 2023
Improved Cookstoves Programme Lao PDR (ICS) is one of the programmes of the Association of Rural Mobilisation and Improvement (ARMI) that has been implemented in Xiengkhouang Province, LuangPrabang Province, Xayabouri Province, Vientiane Province, Vientiane Capital, Savannakhet Province and Champasak Province.
We have continued to monitor the production of stoves in each area to ensure quality before release. Despite encountering unfavorable weather obstacles such as heavy rains in some areas causing flooding, burning stoves collapsing, or insufficient places to store the stoves, our team has provided assistance such as assessing the improvement of the furnace room, supporting the expansion of the area, etc. In which producers in all areas can produce a large number of stoves so that they can be used by all households, including shops and restaurants. By early September 2023, more than 1,000 stoves will have been produced, including 287 stoves from Ms. Khanphone’s factory, 31 stoves from Mr. Amphone, 348 stoves from Ms. Khammouan, 314 stoves from Ms. Davanh, 40 stoves from Mr. Bounsom, 220 stoves from Ms. Chitsana in Champasak province, 120 stoves from Ms. Bouathong's factory, and 600 stoves in Xiengkhouang province.