Lao Morning News For March 13

Lao Morning News For March 13

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Lao PDR morning news

UNDP chief visits Laos, assesses development progress
UNDP Administrator and Chair of the United Nations Development Group Helen Clark is in Laos on a two-day official visit that began on Sunday.
— News Ghana

Savannakhet Orders Closure of Over 300 Illegal Wood Factories
Savannakhet authorities have ordered more than 300 wood processing factories to close since Feb 15 to ensure that natural resources, especially timber, are used in an effective manner.
— Lao News Agency

Mobile Broadband Drives Growth in a lagging Laos telco market
After years of hesitancy, Laos has started to make significant progress in strengthening of its telecommunications infrastructure.
— Budde Blog

Thai province provides training for Lao journalists
The Radio and Television Professional Association in Phetchabun province, Thailand, in cooperation with the Institute of Physical Education Phetchabun Campus Stadium, is extending its assistance to Lao National Radio and Lao National Television for personnel training.
— Vientiane Times

Japan gives boost to education in northern Laos
The Japanese government has provided grant assistance for education development in the provinces of Oudomxay, Bokeo, Xieng Khuang and Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times

Vice Foreign Minister Receives New ADB Country Director
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms Khamphao Eurnthavanh on March 9 received a courtesy call from Mr Yasushi Negishi who will serve as the new Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director to the Lao PDR.
— Lao News Agency

China expects to build LMC a flagship initiative for Asian community
“We hope the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) mechanism will become a flagship initiative in our efforts to build an Asian community of shared future,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday at the launch ceremony of the LMC China Secretariat in Beijing.
— Mareeg Media

Japan Ranks Eighth in Foreign Investment in Laos
(KPL) Japan ranks as the eighth largest foreign investor in the Lao PDR, with total investment of more than US$438 million.
— Lao News Agency

Monta Champassak Garden draws visitors to Pakxong
Monta Champassak Garden in Pakxong district, Champassak province, is set to become a highlight for visitors with an interest in agriculture after temporarily opening in December 2016.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, Japan enhance cooperation
The relationship between Laos and Japan continues to grow and be fruitful, especially under the strategic partnership which has strengthened political, economic, and socio-cultural cooperation.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Airlines aims for Direct Route to Tokyo for Passengers
Lao Airlines has announced plans to provide its passengers with a direct flight between Vientiane and Tokyo, Japan.
— The Laotian Times

Tauranga student will care for elephants in Laos
A Tauranga woman is heading to a remote part of Asia to help care for endangered elephants.
— New Zealand Herald

Single Siren Allowed to Make
Seven rescue teams in Vientiane Capital have been instructed to use a single siren to be a similar with the ambulance siren following each rescue using different sounds so far that made road users confused.
— Lao News Agency

 

 

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