Gov’t Approves Additional 500 Billion Kip For Rehabilitating Agro Sector Next Year
The government has approved additional 500 billion kip as emergency aid for 2019 for rehabilitating agro infrastructure damaged by recent floods, procuring agricultural inputs including rice seeds, fertilizers, and as a compensation for damages caused by recent insect infestation, mostly in northern provinces.
NA members urge stricter measures to manage currency exchange
Individuals and legal entities who do not run a financial institution should not be permitted to operate currency exchange businesses as their operation has affected the value of the national currency.
— Vientiane Times
Thailand, Laos agree on border security
Thailand and Laos have agreed to strengthen cooperation on drug prevention and suppression to promote peace and cooperation in the border regions of the two countries.
— NBT World (video)
Govt awareness raising focus marks International Anti-Corruption Day
The government has been focusing on anti-corruption awareness raising among officials and students as it marks the 15th anniversary of International Anti-Corruption Day (December 9).
— Vientiane Times
Outstanding Lao, Cambodian students in HCM City honoured
The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Ho Chi Minh City commended and rewarded 130 outstanding Lao and Cambodian students who are studying in local universities at a ceremony in the city on December 8.
Govt experts meet to improve pesticide management
Rural people’s difficulty in accessing information and the lack of coordination between government levels and agencies were identified as reasons for continuing pesticide misuse, according to a leading official.
— Vientiane Times
Festival celebrates Vietnam-Laos special friendship
The Vietnam-Laos special friendship festival opened in Dien Bien Phu city in the northern border province of Dien Bien on December 8 to mark the 56th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 41st anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation between the two countries.
Dam Collapse: Two More Dead Bodies Retrieved
Two more bodies of victims of the Xepian-Xe Namnoy dam collapse were found on Nov 30 with the first one belonging to a boy, 14, and another to his sister, 7. Both were residents of Hinlad village, Sanamxay district, Attapeu Province.
embassy holds `from wonderful indonesia to lao youth` event
The Indonesian Embassy in Vientiane, Laos held a cultural night event themed `From wonderful Indonesia to Lao Youth`, as it aims to introduce the tourism attractions to the young generation in Laos.
U.S. Promotes Disease Prevention Programmes in Laos
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert R. Redfield, MD, met with Minister of Health Bounkong Syhavong and other senior health officials to discuss the ongoing, broad cooperation between the United States and the Lao PDR in the health sector.
IN MID-DECEMBER, THERE WILL BE FREE EYE SURGERY
We are pleased to announce that the parents, the people, the traders, the military and the police are all over the country.
— Vientiane Mai
Feature photo Asian Development Bank
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Universal Health Coverage Day, December 12.
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