Lao Morning News For October 23

Lao Morning News For October 23

Lao PDR morning newsMinister Urges Effective Implementation of Statistics Law
Minister of Planning and Investment Souphan Keomixay has called on relevant sectors to attach attention to the effective implementation of the Law on Statistics and incorporate the National Sustainable Statistic System Development Strategy 2016-2025 and Vision 2030 into their responsibilities.
Lao News Agency 

Disbursements vital to pay down debt, minister says
Securing extensive budget allocations to repay public borrowing is crucial to reduce public debt which has accumulated to a high level, Minister of Planning and Investment told the nation’s legislature last week.
Responding to questions raised by members of the National Assembly (NA) at the 4th Ordinary Session of the NA’s 8th legislature, Dr Souphanh Keomixay said 40 percent of expenditure for 2018 should be allocated for debt repayments.
Vientiane Times

Improve health services, NA asks ministry
The Ministry of Health has been called upon to improve the quality of health services for local people and ensure medical doctors pursue their professional duties with the highest ethical standards.
Vientiane Times 

Sustainable energy for all in focus as world day welcomed
Ministry of Energy and Mines has marked World Energy Day by outlining its work and the importance of sustainable and clean energy for all.
Vientiane Times 

Toyota Unveils Vios, Camry in Vientiane
Toyota Motor Thailand unveiled on Wednesday at Crowne Plaza hotel in Vientiane Capital all new Vios and Camry models.
Lao News Agency 

Many Projects Implemented without NA’s Approval, Top Inspector Says
The Chairperson of the State Inspection Authority told the National Assembly this week that 120 projects have been implemented without approval from the National Assembly in several provinces.
Lao News Agency 

Visit Lao Year set to launch Saturday at That Luang Festival
Visit Lao Year 2018 will launch at the official opening of the annual That Luang Grand Stupa Festival in Vientiane on October 28, it was confirmed Friday.
Vientiane Times

Volunteer teachers issue solutions sought
The Ministry of Education and Sports has committed to taking recommendations proposed by National Assembly members into account to better address chronic issues surrounding the nation’s volunteer teachers.
Currently, there are around 16,000 volunteer teachers nationwide who are hoping for the chance for permanent employment.
Vientiane Times

Clear education buffer zone or close by December, entertainment venues told
Moves are being made to enforce rules prohibiting entertainment venues from conducting business within 500 metres of schools and educational institutions with the National University of Laos as a model, Minister of Education and Sports told the parliament last week.
Vientiane Times 

Legal Committee Praises Inspector’s Reports
President of the Legal Committee of the National Assembly has praised the efforts of the State Inspection Authority saying its hard works in the past years had made the authority stronger and understand the tricks law violators are using.
Lao News Agency

CRI to Launch Chinese Film Festival Tour Next Month
China Radio International (CRI) will organize the Chinese film festival tour in 8 provinces – four in the north, two each in the central and southern Laos.
Lao News Agency

Feature photo Thierry Leclerc
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