Lao Morning News For August 24

Lao Morning News For August 24

Lao PDR morning newsVUFO vows to work for stronger Vietnam-Laos ties
The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association and its chapters at all levels will continue trying their utmost to nurture the friendship and special solidarity between the two countries, said a VUFO official.
Vietnam Plus

Fund extends support for environmental, social protection
The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) has committed over 14.5 billion kip to support the protection of forests and forest resource management activities in five target provinces and the capital.
Vientiane Times 

Ministry throws weight behind scientific research
The Ministry of Science and Technology plans to foster scientific research and scholarly development in the field to meet the country’s future development needs.
Vientiane Times 

That Luang restoration on track for November completion
Vientiane authorities are accelerating the renovation of the That Luang Stupa, aiming to complete the project before the annual That Luang festival in November.
Vientiane Times 

Lack of facilities prevent adequate treatment of chemical waste
The correct treatment of potentially harmful chemical waste is proving to be a challenge in fulfilling the Law on Chemical Management, and large sums of money will be needed to effectively achieve this.
Vientiane Times 

Vietnam, Laos step up religious cooperation
The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) and the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) will increase delegation exchanges and cooperation in training officials in charge of religious work while supporting the two countries’ Buddhist Sanghas in conducting their activities.
Vietnam Plus 

NA Chairwoman receives Lao officials
She made the statement at a reception for Somphan Phengkhammy, a Party Central Committee member, Vice National Assembly Chairman and President of the Committee for Peace and Solidarity of Laos in Ha Noi yesterday.
Vietnam Net 

Breastfeeding Code Decree Drafting Debated
Over 50 representatives from the Ministry of Health, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation are discussing a national breastfeeding code decree drafting at a meeting held in Vientiane on Aug 22-25.
Lao News Agency 

Australian Minister to Reaffirm Strategic Ties
Australia and the Lao PDR will look to build on their long-standing defence cooperation when Vientiane hosts the first ever visit by an Australian Minister for Defence on 24 August.
Lao News Agency 

Vietnamese, Lao army logistics departments boost ties
Deputy Defence Minister, Sen. Lieut. Gen Tran Don hosted a reception in Hanoi on August 22 for Director of the General Logistics Department of the Lao People’s Armed Forces Vongkham Phommakone.
Vietnam Plus

Laos Moves to Restrict ‘Disordered’ Lottery System
Government authorities in Laos are moving to restrict informal and illegal lotteries in the one-party communist state, with one high-placed police source calling the situation at present “disordered” and “antisocial.”
Radio Free Asia

Sino-Laos Cross-border Capital Service Mechanism Launching Ceremony and Business Roadshow Communication Seminar Held in Vientiane,
On August 18, 2017, the Sino-Laos cross-border capital service mechanism launching ceremony and the business roadshow communication seminar was held in Vientiane, Laos.
— Exchange News Direct

Laos Is Illegally Selling Its Last Wild Elephants to China! Sign Petition to Stop This
The world’s elephants are losing a vicious battle plagued upon by them by the greed of man. From the staggering rates of poaching for their tusks, skin, and body parts, to being violently beaten and exploited in tourist attractions like circuses and trekking expeditions, elephants are struggling to survive.
— One Green Planet

Saudi imposes temporary ban on poultry imports from Philippines, Laos over bird flu fears
Saudi Arabia has imposed a temporary ban on importing live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from the Philippines and Laos due to bird flu outbreaks, the Saudi Press Agency reported Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Ministry throws weight behind scientific research
The Ministry of Science and Technology plans to foster scientific research and scholarly development in the field to meet the country’s future development needs.
— Vientianne Times

Breastfeeding Code Decree Drafting Debated
(KPL) Over 50 representatives from the Ministry of Health, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation are discussing a national breastfeeding code decree drafting at a meeting held in Vientiane on Aug 22-25.
— Lao News Agency

 

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