On 28 February 2017, the "Support to Financial Audit for the State Audit Organization of Lao PDR" officially launched its project kick-off ceremony and Project Steering Committee Meeting at Vientiane, Lao PDR. Signatories to the opening event are Dr. Douangmaly Sengchansouliya, director of SAO; Dr. Sirin, Phankasem, deputy auditor of general of OAG; Mr. Paisan Rupanichkij, deputy director general of TICA; and Mr. Ernst Hustaedt, country director of GIZ Lao PDR. The project seeks to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the financial audit performance of SAO Lao to meet ISSAI standards. The objectives are to 1) improve training curricular and courseware for financial auditing; 2) to increase capacity of training; administrative and management personnel involved in financial audit with a focus on instructors, auditors, and staff at training centers; and 3) to improve regulations, standards, templates, and procedure, HR guideline, and communication to support outreach and quality assurance of applications.
- Pimpilas Nuntiphon Khoeiram