Lao Morning News For December 11

Lao Morning News For December 11

Lao PDR morning newsExtreme poverty remains issue among vulnerable populations: WB
Among countries with high levels of extreme poverty, Laos needs to invest more in basic education and promote financial inclusion while strengthening social assistance and resilience to accelerate poverty reduction, the World Bank has said.
Vientiane Times 

High-level dialogues, agreements hailed as Laos-Russia cooperation broadened
Cooperation efforts and the already close ties between Russian Federation and Lao People’s Democratic Republic had broadened in several aspects in the past 12 months, Ambassador to Laos Mikhail Baranov informed the nation’s news media Friday.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Switzerland Strengthen Cooperation
The 2nd bilateral political consultation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Laos and Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs was held in Vientiane on Dec 7 where both sides discussed ways to enhance the relations and cooperation between the two countries over years to come.
Lao News Agency 

Non-compliant clinics ordered to shut down temporarily
The Health Care Department of the Ministry of Health has ordered a temporary shutdown to an illegally-operated Chinese-owned-and -run clinic in the capital after authorities discovered that operations were in breach of the relevant regulations.
Vientiane Times

River transport, signage among tourism improvements mooted
Government officials, private sector representatives and development partners discussed the nation’s tourism activities plan for 2018 at the Lao National Destination Management Network annual meeting 2017 (DMN) held on Friday in the capital.
Vientiane Times 

MRC Launches Photo Exhibition to Promote Mekong Water Use Cooperation
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) on Dec 7 launched a photo exhibition with the winning photos of its first photo contest at the secretariat in Vientiane, and celebrated the diversity of the Mekong and its water use with the winners and guests.
Lao News Agency 

Luang Prabang prepares warm welcome for Visit Laos Year 2018
Luang Prabang district: Aiming to promote the region’s culture, lifestyle, tourism products, sites and attract greater numbers of domestic and foreign guests, Luang Prabang provincial authorities are preparing special events for Visit Laos Year 2018.
Vientiane Times 

PM Receives Roundtable Meeting 2017 Delegation Heads
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith received on Dec 7 a courtesy call from heads of development partners’ delegations of the Roundtable Meeting 2017 which were led by United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative and United Nations Resident Coordinator Kaarina Immonen.
Lao News Agency 


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