Lao Morning News For August 1

Lao Morning News For August 1

Lao PDR morning newsLaos calls for enhanced int’l cooperation to eradicate UXO
Some 23 people have been injured or killed as a result of exploding unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos so far in 2017, government officials said here Monday while calling for enhanced international efforts.

Laos values Asean-China cooperation, Deputy PM tells Guizhou audience
Laos continues to highly value the cooperation between Asean and China over the past two and half decades, reaffirming the commitment to promote their strategic partnership.
Vientiane Times 

Work on Laos-Vietnam oil pipeline project awaits approval
Work on a US$380-million oil pipeline connecting a Vietnamese harbour to central Khammuan province of Laos is set to begin once the feasibility study is approved by the Lao government, a senior technical in-charge of the project has said.
Vientiane Times

Laos/Thailand: Investigate Abduction of Exiled Red Shirt Activist
The Lao authorities should urgently investigate the abduction of an exiled Thai activist Wuthipong Kachathamakul, also known as Ko Tee, Human Rights Watch said today. Eyewitnesses stated that a group of unknown armed assailants abducted him in Vientiane on July 29, 2017, raising grave concerns for his safety.
Human Rights Watch 

China, Laos pledge to boost cooperation along Mekong river
China and Laos pledged to boost cooperation on law enforcement along the Mekong river, as Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun met with Lao Defense Minister Chansamone Chanyalath on Monday in Beijing.

Gas cylinder blast kills six at Borikhamxay dam construction site
Six workers were killed and another two injured in an explosion of a pressurised oxygen cylinder at the construction site for the main dam of the Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project in Borikhan district of the country’s central Borikhamxay province.
Vientiane Times 

Children’s Fund strengthens breastfeeding promotion
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is helping the Lao government to strengthen the code of marketing of breastmilk substitutes.
Vientiane Times 

Laos to Improve State Service Access in Rural Areas
The Lao government, World Bank, and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation will spend more than US$54 million to improve state service access at village level in rural and remote areas in ten target provinces.
Lao News Agency 

Da Nang Grants Over 1.25 Billion Kip for Medic Dormitory in Saravane
Vietnam’s Da Nang Provincial Military Headquarters has provided grant assistance worth more than 1.25 billion kip to support the construction of a medic dormitory in Saravane, a southern province of Laos.
Lao News Agency 

Laos Marks 7th Anniversary of Convention on Cluster Munitions Entry Into Force
For Lao PDR, the most bombed country per capita in the world, Aug 1 is a significant date as it marks the anniversary of the Entry Into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, and 2017 is the seventh anniversary.
Lao News Agency 

Dozens of Lao tourists hospitalized with food poisoning in Da Nang
A group of tourists from Laos were rushed to hospital with food poisoning after having lunch at a restaurant in Da Nang on Saturday.

Bus accident in central Laos injures 39
Thirty-nine people sustained injuries when a bus overturned in central Laos’ Borikhamxay province, Lao state-run media Vientiane Times reported on Monday.


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