Lao Morning News For January 16

Lao Morning News For January 16

Lao PDR morning newsMajor road upgrade in Vientiane province set to create int’l link
Road 4501 linking Hinheup district to Xanakham district in Vientiane province is 30 percent complete and is scheduled to be finished in 2023, a senior official from the province’s Meuangfeuang district has said.
Vientiane Times 

U.S. Provides 15 New Vehicles to UXO Lao for Clearance Operations
U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter handed over 15 new Toyota Land Cruisers to the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao) at a ceremony on Jan 12.
Lao News Agency

Chiang Rai locals still oppose Lao hydropower dam after meet with Laos officials
LAOS AUTHORITIES and the developer of the Pak Beng hydropower dam project failed in a meeting yesterday to relieve concerns of local people living along the Mekong River in Thailand about the impacts of a dam now under construction on the river.
The Nation 

Hotline callers offer suggestions to improve vocational education
A 1520 hotline number allowing callers to offer suggestions on how to attract more young people to occupational training is one of the initiatives being promoted by the Ministry of Education and Sports.
Vientiane Times

Administrators give advice on government office operations
Improvement of the organisational structure of secretariats remains a target for the administrative offices of ministries, provincial authorities and government agencies throughout the country.
Vietiane Times 

Vietnamese workers die at hydropower dam site in Laos
Two Vietnamese were killed when a scaffold collapsed at the construction site of a hydropower project in Laos last week.
VN Express 

Laos, Myanmar vow to cement ties, sign three cooperation deals
The governments of Laos and Myanmar agreed yesterday to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation during Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s official visit to the country.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Cuba Pledge to Strengthen Cooperation on Foreign Affairs
Laos and Cuba have pledged to strengthen the existing cooperation on foreign relations and expressed their satisfaction on growing ties and cooperation.
Lao News Agency


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