Lao Morning News For February 20

Lao Morning News For February 20

Lao PDR morning newsUK dedicates 1.4b kip to Luang Prabang’s educational development
The United Kingdom (UK) recently granted more than 1.4 billion kip (US$503,297) to develop education of disadvantaged people in rural areas in Luang Prabang province via the Laos Educational Opportunities Trust (LEOT) project.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Telecom plans $50m network upgrade to boost services
LAO Telecom, the country’s leading telecommunications operator, plans to invest US$50 million this year to continue improving and expanding the telecommunications system for better services.
The Nation 

Children’s Hospital, KACLC helping needy kids with cancer
The Children’s Hospital in Vientiane will continue to provide healthcare to children of with cancer under the health policy and support of partner development.
Vientiane Times 

President Visits Under-construction Xayaboury Hydropower Project
President Bounnhang Vorachit on Feb 16 visited the under-construction Xayaboury hydropower project in Xayaboury Province.
Lao News Agency

Agriculture focus as vocational skills, standards raised
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare is planning to approve agriculture as a priority sector for vocational development to supply the job market and strengthen national skilled labour standards in this key area for national socio-economic development.
Vientiane Times 

Health authorities put private clinics, hospitals under microscope
All owners of private clinics and hospitals including new operators will need to present additional information to health authorities so the establishments can retain their medical licenses and reduce public complaints.
Vientiane Times

Xayaboury’s hydropower construction 90 percent complete
Construction of the Xayaboury run-of-river hydropower project on the Mekong River has been 90 percent completed with commissioning for commercial operation slated for next year, the project developer informed the nation’s President Bounnhang Vorachit on Friday.
Vientiane Times

Final Round of Miss Vientiane Contest Scheduled For April
Twenty finalists of Miss Vientiane 2018 have been announced for the final round to be held at the Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel, Vientiane, on Apr 13.
Lao News Agency 

Lao musical instrument Khaen declared humanity’s heritage
The music of the Khaen, a Lao instrument, has been declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Vientiane Times


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