Lao Morning News For December 15

Lao Morning News For December 15

Lao PDR morning newsUplands agriculture advanced as Swiss provide 58b kip boost
The Swiss government has granted more than 58 billion kip (CHF 7 million) to improve farming practices in the uplands of Laos.
Vientiane Times 

4th Lao Wood Furniture Fair to Be Held Next Month
The 4th Lao Wood Furniture Fair 2018 will be held at Lao ITECC (old building) next month with an aim to promote value creation of wooden products and welcome Visit Laos Year 2018.
Lao News Agency 

Power, development insights gained via Japan study shared
Insights into renewable energy, hydropower, biomass and inter-regional electricity network connectivity were among those shared as officials from the Ministry of Energy and Mines and Electricite Du Laos (EDL) met with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) representative and expert on Tuesday to exchange lessons acquired via study programmes in Japan.
Vientiane Times 

KTB assures the money exchange transaction with two Laotians legitimate
State-run Krung Thai Bank clarified on Thursday (Dec 14) that its branch office in Nong Khai had fully complied with regulations regarding money exchange over a substantial portion of the 98 million baht in Thai currency that the office exchanged with two Laotian nationals.
Thai PBS 

UNICEF, Lao govt to cooperate closely for benefit of children
The new UNICEF Representative to the Lao PDR, Dr Octavian Bivol, paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone on Wednesday and discussed programmes and initiatives aimed at the children of the country.
Vientiane Times 

Laos club banned from AFC Cup for match-fixing connection
Lao Toyota FC will not be eligible to participate in the 2018 AFC Cup because of the Laos club’s previous involvement in match-fixing, Asian soccer’s governing body said on Thursday.

Attapeu unearths huge stash of buried illegal logs
Authorities in Attapeu province have uncovered 180 cubic metres of illegal logs, which were buried underground, local media reported.
Vientiane Times 

Resettled Families have Better Living Conditions
Families who have been resettled to pave the way for Hongsa thermal power plant project in Hongsa district, Xayaboury Province, have said they are enjoying better living conditions.
Lao News Agency

Laos Church women commit to combat violence against women and gender inequality
Women from Christian churches in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic have committed themselves strengthen ecumenical women’s networks in the country and to work with local community organisations in a bid to combat gender-based violence.
Anglican News 

DPM Receives UNICEF Representative to Lao PDR
UNICEF Representative to Laos Octavian Bivol paid a courtesy visit to Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone on Dec 13 on the occasion of his appointment to the post.
Lao News Agency 


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