Cooperation with other countries


Burmese children eating breakfast


Luxembourg’s development cooperation’s first bilateral project, dating from 2014, in the field of human resources development for tourism and hospitality, plus capacity building for administration of the sector, continued to be implemented in 2017.

Also in 2017, the formulation of a second bilateral project was concluded and the project was able to start officially in Shan state in Myanmar. The project is implemented in the rural development sector and focuses on several concentrated areas in three districts in the east of Shan state, which is home to several ethnic minorities.

It should be noted that in 2017 Myanmar was strongly affected by the humanitarian situation in Arakan state where violence forced over 500 000 people, mainly Rohingyas, to flee their homes and take refuge in Bangladesh.