Lao Morning News For December 18

Lao Morning News For December 18

Lao PDR morning newsCorruption causing major loss to the nation
The state lost more than 480 billion kip through corruption over the past five years, and this directly affected national development and poverty reduction efforts in Laos, the State Inspection Authority (SIA) has said.
Vientiane Times 

Occupational skills training raised via Singaporean institute
Improving and upgrading knowledge and capacity for teachers at the country’s skill development centres was the focus of discussions as Labour experts from Laos and Singapore met in the capital recently.
Vientiane Times 

Laos still attractive to Vietnamese investors: minister
Minister Dung, who is also Chairman of the Vietnam-Laos Cooperation Committee, expressed his hope at the meeting with the Lao Government leader that Laos will continue to support Vietnamese firms in the country.

International Organizations Urge Laos to Come Clean on Missing Activist
Several international organizations around the world called on Friday on Laos to reveal the whereabouts of a prominent Lao activist who disappeared five years ago after being arrested at a police checkpoint in Vientiane.
Latin American Herald Tribune 

Factoring Training Held for Bank Officials, Lessors
IFC, member of World Bank Group, organized on Friday a workshop to equip bank officials and lessors with knowledge of modern secured transaction framework and movable finance market.
Lao News Agency 

Vietnam funds Pakxan school as gift marking friendship year
Vietnam has granted VNĐ30 billion (US$1.32 million) to build a new secondary school in Pakxan district, Borikhamxay province to mark the friendship year between Laos and Vietnam.
Vientiane Times 

Woodwork training up a notch as Japan lends hand
Skills training is essential to raise the bar for the next generation of craftsmen and women nationwide, with high-quality vocational teaching and training deemed crucial to achieving this goal.
Vientiane Times 

Seek permission before flying your drone, ministry warns
The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has warned drone owners to seek permission from the relevant authorities before flying their drones – if not, the owners will face penalties.
Vientiane Times 

New Year greeting card ban for officials
The government has announced that public sectors are not allowed to produce greeting cards to extend best wishes to senior Lao leaders for the upcoming international New Year celebrations.
Vientiane Times 


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