Lao Morning News For January 8

Lao Morning News For January 8

Lao PDR morning newsVietnamese company resumes construction of northern Lao airport
Construction of Nongkhang airport in Laos’ northern Huaphan province has been resumed after a one-year delay following financial difficulties of Vietnamese contractor, local daily Vientiane Times report on Saturday.
Xinhua Net 

Health ministry targets MDG, SDG success
The Ministry of Health will focus on four aspects of health and 10 health indicators for 2018, aimed at achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2020 and Sustainable Development Goals in 2025.
The four health fields consist of hygiene and health promotion, communicable diseases, treatment, and health insurance.
Vientiane Times 

Lao, Chinese Investors Join Hands to Increase Steel Production
Khounkham Steel Industry, the manufacturer of Lao Twin Elephant Brand steel (CK), has signed an agreement with Vientiane DKK Steel on Jan 4, 2018 for a US$ 20 million project.
Lao News Agency

Lancang-Mekong countries set to enhance cooperation
Leaders of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) countries will hold talks this week in Cambodia aiming to enhance cooperation among the six nations.
Vientiane Times 

Oudomxay prepares Chom Ong cave for visitors
Oudomxay provincial authorities are improving the over-40km road running from the provincial capital to Chom Ong cave in Xay district as well as the facilities around the site.
Vientiane Times 

Modelling agency partners with volunteer group to raise funds for rural school
Jai Houam Jai, the First Modelinglao Agency and the Hongsa district Education and Sport Office are appealing for donations from the public to support the construction of new buildings for Pak Houay Yang Secondary School in Xayaboury province.
Vientiane Times 

Huge timber haul up for tender in Xieng Khuang
A huge quantity of wood, including 61 cubic metres of maidou (Pterocarpus macrocarpus), a valuable hardwood, and more than 1,500 cubic metres of mailongleng (Canninghamia sinensis) will be put up for tender today in Xieng Khuang province.
Vientiane Times

Oudomxay prepares Chom Ong cave for visitors
Oudomxay provincial authorities are improving the over-40km road running from the provincial capital to Chom Ong cave in Xay district as well as the facilities around the site.
Vientiane Times 

 

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