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AcronymFull name of the Agency / Organization
AFTAASEAN Free Trade Area
ASEANAssociation of South East Asian Nations
AWBAirway Bill
BLBill of Lading
C&FCost & Freight
CAACivil Aviation Authority
CARECooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere
CBDMCommunity-Based Disaster Management
CEPT Common Effective Preferential Tariff
CFSContainer Freight Stations
DLCADigital Logistics Capacity Assessment
FAOFood and Agriculture Organisation
GPRSGeneral Pocket Radio Service
GRTGross Register Tonnage
IATAInternational Air Transport Association
ICAOInternational Civil Aviation Organisation
IDPsInternally Displaced Persons
ILSInstrument Landing System
IMFInternational Monetary Fund
INGOInternational NGO
IOMInternational Organisation for Migration
ISPsInternet Service Providers
KVAKilo Volt Ampere
LCALogistics Capacity Assessment
MOUMemorables of Understanding
MTMetric Tons
n/anot available
NDBNon directional beacon
NDMC National Disaster Management Committee 
NDMONational Disaster Management Office
NFINon Food Items
NGONon Governmental Organisation
OCHAOffice of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
RCResident Coordinator
RoRoRoll on Roll off
T&DTransmission and Distribution
TEUsTwenty Foot Equivalent Units
THCTerminal Handling Charge
UNAIDSJoint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNCTUnited Nations Country Team
UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme
UNEPUnited Nations Environmental Programme
UNCTUnited Nations Country Team
UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme
UNEPUnited Nations Environmental Programme
UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPAUnited Nations Population Fund
UNHASUnited Nations Humanitarian Air Service
UNHCRUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEFUnited Nations Children's Fund
(V)HF(Very) High Frequency
VORVHF omnidirectional radio range
V-SATVery Smart Aperture Terminal
WASHWater, Sanitation and Hygiene
WCOWorld Customs Organisation
WFPWorld Food Programme
WHOWorld Health Organisation
WVIWorld Vision International

ADB               Asian Development Bank

AEC                ASEAN Economic Community

AFTA             ASEAN Free Trade Area

APTA                         Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement

ASEAN          Association of SouthEast Asian Nations

DCA               Department of Civil Aviation

DDMCC         Department for Disaster Management and Climate Change

DIMEX           Department of Import and Export

DPWT            Department of Public Works and Transport

DOR               Department of Roads

DOT                Department of Transport

EDL                Electricite du Laos  

EU                  European Union

EWEC                        East-West Economic Corridor

GMS               Great Mekong Sub-Regional

IATA               International Air Transport Association

IASC               Inter-Agency Standing Committee

ICAO              International Civil Aviation Organization

IFAD               International Fund for Agricultural Development

JETRO                      Japan External Trade Organization

JICA               Japan International Cooperation Agency

KFW               Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (formerly KfW Bankengruppe – (banking group)) 

Lao PDR       Lao People’s Democratic Republic

LAA                Lao Airports Authority

LANIC                        Lao National Internet Committee  

LATS              Lao Airport Terminal Service Co., Ltd.

L-JATS                      Lao Japan Airport Terminal Services Co., Ltd.

LPRP             Lao People’s Revolutionary Party

LSFC              Lao State Fuel Company  

MLSW                        Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare 

MAF               Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

MOIC              Ministry of Industry and Commerce

MOF               Ministry of Finance

MoNRE          Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

MPDF             Mekong Private Sector Development Facility

MPI                 Ministry of Planning and Investment

MPWT            Ministry of Public Works and Transport

NDMC            National Disaster Management Committee

NDMO                        National Disaster Management Office

NGO               Non-Governmental Organization

OPEC             Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

RMF               Road Maintenance Fund

SEFCP                      State Enterprises for Food and Crop Promotion  

SSEZ             Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone

SRF                State Reserve Fund  

UNCDF                      United Nations Capital Development Fund

UNDP                         United Nations Development Programme

UNESCAP    United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific

UNICEF         United Nations Children's Emergency Fund

WCO              World Customs Organization

WFP               World Food Programme

WHO              World Health Organization

WTO               World Trade Organization 



1.1.               Technical Terms 


ADSL             Asymmetric digital subscriber Line 

AHTN                         ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature

ASYCUDA    Automated Customs Management System

CEPT             Common Effective Preferential Tariff

CIF                  Cost, Insurance and Freight

DRM               Disaster Risk Management

DRR               Disaster Risk Reduction

FDD                Frequency Division Duplex (telecommunication)

FOB                Free On Board

GATT             General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GDP               Gross Domestic Product

GPRS                         General Packet Radio Service (mobile communication)

GSP                Generalized System of Preference

HSDPA          High-Speed Downlink Packet Access

LPG                Liquefied Petroleum Gas

LTE                Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) a standard for wireless communication

MFN               Most Favored Nation

MOU               Memorandum of Understanding

MTOW                       Maximum Takeoff Weight (Aircraft)

ONI                 OpenNet Initiative

PSTN             Public Switched Telephone Network

SGR               Strategic Grain Reserves

TDD                Time Division Duplex (telecommunication)

UXO               Unexploded Ordinances

VHF                Very High Frequency (Radio Communication)