Lao Morning News For September 1

Lao Morning News For September 1

Lao PDR morning newsGovt Provides over US$50 M for Poverty Reduction
The government has provided over US$50 million to the Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF) to support its poverty reduction projects in 43 districts countrywide through 2019 to ensure the national graduation from the Lease Developed Country (LDC) status by 2020.
Lao News Agency 

Laos promoting e-commerce to facilitate businesses
An online trade website focusing on Lao goods has been launched to facilitate online and offline businesses as well as improve the Southeast Asian nation’s investment climate, the state-run daily Vientiane Times reported Thursday.

Private schools’ bid for fee increase gets green light
Education authorities will allow all privately owned educational institutions countrywide to submit adjustments to tuition fees charged for the academic year 2017-18, aiming to seek uniform sector-wide measures and avoid ad hoc or unduly steep increases mid year.
Vientiane Times 

Govt, partners discuss health profession education reforms
Like many countries in the region, Laos is still facing shortages of health professionals, including qualified educators.
Vientiane Times 

Luang Prabang waterfall makes an even bigger splash in the rainy season
Laos is endowed with abundant natural beauty including numerous rivers. The Mekong passes through the Khonephapheng waterfall in Champassak province, which is considered to be one of the largest falls in the world, and water is central to Laos’ attraction for tourists.
The Nation 

President assesses progress in Hadxaifong
President Bounnhang Vorachit yesterday dispensed advice and discussed recent developments in the capital’s Hadxaifong district when he met with local authorities.
Vientiane Times 

East Asia, Latin America vow to strengthen cooperative relations
Leaders from 36 countries in East Asia and Latin America have committed to further strengthen their cooperative relations in areas ranging from politics to economics, trade and people-to-people exchanges.
Vientiane Times

Bokeo: Grand Buddha Statute Design Almost Completed
Bokeo province has said that the design of a grand Buddha statute which will be built by a private company on Xay Mountain is almost completed.
Lao News Agency 

Sustainable Rattan-Bamboo Harvesting Benefits Forest Protection in Rural Communities
The Sustainable Rattan-Bamboo Harvesting and Production Project has benefited socio-economic development and forest protection efforts in rural areas, has said an official.
Lao News Agency 

Training Held for Labour Departments and Employment Agencies
The Employment Service Centre under the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare on Aug 30 in Vientiane Province held a training workshop designed to strengthening the capacity of the provincial labour and social welfare departments and employment agencies.
Lao News Agency 

Laos announces squad for women’s U16 AFC Championship
The Lao Football Federation (LFF) has announced a national squad of 23 players to compete at the AFC U16 Women’s Championship in Thailand from Sept. 10 to 23.


Feature photo ILO in Asia and the Pacific/ Adri Berger
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