At the aid announcement ceremony on August 28 in Xieng Khuang province, US Ambassador to Laos Peter Haymond was present with Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Ounthuang Khaophan and Vice Governor of Xieng Khuang Sivilay Sengchaleun and other relevant officials.
At the ceremony, the US Ambassador said that many provinces of Laos have been aided in preserving cultural values and heritage such as Luang Prabang, Champasak, Luang Namtha. The continued provision for the conservation of the Plain of Jars demonstrates the US commitment to cultural cooperation with Laos. This year, Laos and the US also celebrate the 5th anniversary of establishing a comprehensive partnership and the 20th anniversary of the US Ambassador Fund for Cultural Preservation.
The Ambassador Fund for Cultural Preservation in the Plain of Jars will be used to establish a heritage database and a GIS on the list of stone jars in the entire population and a capacity building program for officials, staff in charge of heritage conservation.
According to tapchilaoviet.org