Sepon development trust fund
Vilabouly District is host to the Sepon mine. It is also one of the 47 poorest districts of the Lao PDR. The Sepon Development Trust Fund provides US$750,000 a year for Vilabouly District.
Expenditure is in line with the Lao Government’s medium-term development plans and is not restricted to the areas closest to operations.
A committee made up of representatives from the district and provincial government, and the company, determines what the funds will be spent on.
In 2012, 65 initiatives were funded by the Trust Fund, including the extension of electricity supplies, and construction of roads, bridges and schools.
A school improved under the Trust Fund.