From June 19 to 26, 2022 led by Mr. Keo-Oudone BOUDSINGKHONE, Vice-Governor of the Province of Khammouane, and composed of representatives of the Ministries of the Environment, Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Culture, and the representative of the Embassy of Laos in France.  

The meeting with the Ardèche partners went well, and the discussions were very fruitful. The delegation was able to discover the major tourist sites such as Chauvet Cave 2, Aven d’Orgnac, Pont d’Arc, and visit several activities for enhancement and protection of landscapes within framework of Geopark, such as a visit of chestnut grove, which are emblematic of Ardèche.

A Steering Committee was held on June 22, presenting techniques, as well as the objectives, action plan until the end of the project, and a potential second phase of KARST project.