The Japanese government will provide a grant worth 246.39 billion kip to fund infrastructure projects in Lao PDR, which include three new hydropower and transport projects. About 140.47 billion kip of the total grant will be used to construct a mini-hydropower plant in Phongsaly province, while 44.04 billion kip will be spent on upgrading air traffic control systems at airports in Vientiane and the provinces of Savannakhet, Champassak, Luang Prabang, and Xieng Khuang. In addition, a part of the grant will also be used for health projects.