Lao Morning News For November 2

Lao Morning News For November 2

Lao PDR morning newsMinistry to bolster education through e-learning
Government officials plan to introduce e-learning at the National University of Laos and teacher training colleges, the Minister of Education and Sports, Ms Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun, has said.
Vientiane Times

Central bank to strength foreign reserve management
The Bank of the Lao PDR will boost cooperation with commercial banks and enterprises to improve the management of money flow, aiming to comply with the regulations on the control of foreign reserves and strengthen the process.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Vietnam break ground for new National Assembly building
President Bounnhang Vorachit and high ranking government officials from Laos and Vietnam yesterday attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new National Assembly (NA) building on the That Luang esplanade in Vientiane.
Vientiane Times 

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New NA Building
Wednesday witnessed a groundbreaking ceremony held for the new building of the National Assembly in the presence of President Bounnhang Vorachit and President of the National Assembly Pany Yathortou and her Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
Lao News Agency 

Law on Lao Red Cross Passed at NA’s Ordinary Session
The Law on Lao Red Cross Society was passed at the ongoing 4th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday.
Lao News Agency 

PM urges cabinet to pursue development targets
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for cabinet members and provincial governors to curb overseas visits so they can maintain closer supervision of state affairs during the remaining two months of the year.
Vientiane Times 

Govt prioritises rural development for poverty reduction
The government is placing great importance on improvements in remote regions and poverty reduction in an effort to address the development disparity between rural and urban areas.
— Vientiane Times

Ensuring the survival of elephants in Laos: A matter of economics
Since the opening of the country to the market economy 20 years ago, the intensification of elephants’ workload, notably for the timber industry, has heavily affected their reproduction. The elephant’s long gestation period (22 months), followed by 2 years weaning, makes reproduction incompatible with work. In addition, the exportation of Lao elephants to neighboring countries for tourism purposes threatens the population survival.
Science Daily

NA Chairwoman pays courtesy call on top Lao leader
A Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan made the promise while paying a courtesy visit to General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and State President Bounnhang Volachith.

Unexploded American Bombs Killing Children in Laos
From 1964 to 1973, the United States conducted a secret war in Laos in which they dropped 270 million bombs, making Laos the most heavily bombed country in the world. 80 million of those bombs never exploded and they continue to kill and maim innocent civilians on a regular basis.
Pulitzer Center 

Construction of Lao NA House begins in Vientiane
Construction of the Lao National Assembly House, a gift of the Vietnamese Party, State and people to the neighbouring country, began in Vientiane on November 1.
Vietnam Plus 

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