We are all saddened with the news that Dr. Silavanh Sawathvong the Director General of the Department of Forestry of Lao PDR had passed away at around noon today (Tuesday 3 December 2013).
The exemplary leadership, guidance, outward-looking vision, substantial inputs and strong support of Dr. Silavanh Sawathvong during his years as the ASOF Leader of Lao PDR for the activities of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network has been tremendously valuable and will be sorely missed. We shall take to heart and keep in our mind and memories the valuable guidance that has been kindly given by Dr. Silavanh Sawathvong for ASFN.
May his soul rest peacefully in Eternity, and May God Almighty bless his family, friends, colleagues, and all of us who will keep the memory of his legacy, with courage and faith, in this great loss.
Our Condolence and Prayers,
The Secretariat of ASEAN Social Forestry Network / ASFN.