CLOSURE OF PTHAS PROJECT
The Pheun Than Heng A Sip (PTHAS) Training Programme, addressing low service quality in tourism and hospitality, concluded in 2021,. It was developed in collaboration with the School of Tourism and Hospitality (formerly known as LANITH), and was expanded to eight provinces, offering employment opportunities to disadvantaged individuals. It was part of the Skills for Tourism Project (LAO/029), and supported by Lao PDR, Switzerland, and Luxembourg. Implementation involved the Ministry of Education and Sports, LuxDev, and provincial hotel and restaurant associations. Results included upskilling 500 staff members in tourism MSMEs, training 500 disadvantaged individuals for employment in the sector, and supporting 36 national trainers in achieving ASEAN trainers' and assessors' standards.