Lao Morning News For September 22

Lao Morning News For September 22

Lao PDR morning news

Faulty construction, heavy rain cause dam to flood Lao villages
Hundreds of thousands of cubic feet of muddy water have flooded eight villages in central Laos’ Xaysomboun province after the reservoir of a dam upstream burst its banks last week following heavy rain, damaging infrastructure, farmlands, and water supplies.
— ReliefWeb 

Investment climate improvements intensifying, deputy minister says
The government has intensified efforts to improve the business climate in an attempt to promote greater investment and drive growth in the domestic economy.
— Vientiane Times 

International Humanitarian Law Discussed
The importance of including humanitarian norms and principles when planning and executing operational orders was the main topic of a seminar organized by the Ministry of National Defence jointly with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Vientiane Capital on Sep 21-22.
— Lao News Agency

Savannakhet registers foreign workers
Foreign workers in Savannakhet province will face penalties if they do not register at centres set up in each district, under the Law on Labour.
— Vientiane Times 

Cambodia, Laos eliminate trachoma
Trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide, has been eliminated as a public health problem in Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, according to a WHO press release.
— Healio 

Russia welcomes new scholarship recipients heading for degree courses
The Russian government yesterday held a farewell gathering for Lao students and officials ahead of their departure to study bachelor, master’s and doctorate degrees at Russian universities.
— Vientiane Times 

Govt vows to assist farmers, producers
Assisting farmers and producers is one of the government’s top priorities in driving commercial productivity and boosting exports, a senior official has said.
— Vientiane Times 

Champassak rolls out welcome mat for tourists
Champassak province is offering improved services and tourist attractions including some exciting new activities as it gears up to welcome more visitors for Visit Laos Year 2018.
— Vientiane Times 

JICA Volunteers Bid Farewell to Laos
Four Japanese volunteers dispatched by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are bidding fond farewells to Laos as they will return home after spending two years ably assisting the nation’s development efforts.
— Lao News Agency

Oudomxay Hands Over Confiscated Asiatic Black Bear to Lao-Bear Conservation Centre in Luang Prabang
The wildlife law enforcement operation was supported by World Wide Fund for Nature in Laos (WWF-Laos).
— Lao News Agency

Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road Kicks Off in China
The 2017 Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road kicked off on Sep 19 in Dunhuang, northwest China’s Gansu Province.
— Lao News Agency

 

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