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Laos (People's Democratic Republic)*

General Country Information
Capital: Vientiane
Population: 6,993,767 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Socialist Republic, Single-party State

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 97,600 (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 2.622 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 1,661 million (2009)
Internet users: 130,000 (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.80
World Rank 2005/2006: 1

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
Action Plan of the National Strategy for People with Disability in Lao PDR (2000)
Disability Policy Website

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE)
C/O National Rehabilitation Centre, Khouvieng Road
P.O. Box 6652
Laos PDR
Tel/Fax: +856-21-218427

Lao Disabled People's Association - DPI National Assembly
Singkham Takounpak (President)
Lao-Thai street. Ban Thongkang, Soi 5, Sisattanak District 
Vientiane Capital, PDR, Laos
Tel: +856-21-451578    
Fax: +856-21-415054 

Laos Disabled Women Development Center
P.O. Box 6751
Thadeua Rd, Hatsayfong District
Laos PDR
Tel: +856-21-812-282

Laos Society of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology Center, Ministry of Health
Luang Prabang Rd, Thong Pong Village
Vientiane, Vietnam Municipality
Laos PDR
Email: laooph@laotel.com
Tel: +856-216-12000
Fax: +856-216-12079