LCG has two major operations divisions — one to provide engineering and architectural services, and one to provide services in the agricultural, natural resources, environmental, and rural development sectors.

Engineering & Architecture
Development, Natural Resources & Environment

General services that cut across all sectors include the following:

Capacity & Institutional Building:
We have professional experience in building the technical and managerial capacity of local government institutions, educational institutes, and communities. Capacity building for involved national, provincial, and district agencies is an integral part of virtually all of our development projects. Furthermore, many projects also build local community capabilities through interest group formation and training.

Social and Environmental Safeguards:
LCG staff is fully conversant with the Social and Environmental Safeguards Policies of the Government of Lao PDR, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank Group, and the multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies that support projects in Laos. LCG has conducted environmental impact assessments along with social census and assets surveys to support resettlement requirements for large infrastructure projects.

Social and Environmental Surveys:
LCG has extensive experience conducting social and environmental surveys, both as activities of larger projects and as stand-alone projects. To this end, we maintain a roster of trained local staff and consultants that we may call upon for specific survey work, and trainers who both update our experienced survey workers and train new survey personnel according to the demands of each particular job. We also maintain connections with certified laboratories that perform analyses of water, soil and other samples taken in the field during our environmental surveys.

Climate Change:
LCG recognises the importance of Climate Change adaptation and risk reduction measures to protect and improve the lives and livelihoods of rural and urban communities. Our staff is familiar with on-going impacts of Climate Change, particularly with the adverse impacts of flood and drought.

Gender and Development:
Our staff is fully conversant with the importance of mainstreaming gender in all development projects and the importance of making women’s as well as men’s concerns and experiences an integral dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs in all political, economic and societal spheres. This way, women and men benefit equally and inequality is not perpetuated. The ultimate goal is to achieve gender equality.