Lao Morning News For July 13

Lao Morning News For July 13
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Lao PDR morning newsLao PM not sure about meeting 5-mln tourists target
The Lao government is not so confident in achieving its target of attracting five million tourists to Laos in 2018 as a mid-year summary had shown that less than 2 million had visited the country so far this year, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith said.
— Xinhuanet

Tourism in Laos doesn’t come into gear
The government of Laos is set to revise its expectations for tourism arrivals this year after it has become unlikely that the country will receive the envisaged five million visitor arrivals for 2018, let alone the expected more than $900 million in tourism proceeds.
— Investine

New Japanese Volunteers Pay A Courtesy Call To Japanese Ambassador To Laos
Nine new Japanese Volunteers dispatched to Laos paid on Wednesday a courtesy call to the Ambassador of Japan to Laos Takeshi Hikihara before they begin their volunteerism in the country.
— Lao News Agency

Inspection ordered as road toll bites in Champassak
Champassak provincial authorities will soon order an inspection of Road No. 16 including accurate details on the construction budget as the government contemplates plans to purchase the project rights from the private construction company.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Ambassador Presents Letter Of Credentials To Australian Governor-General
On 11 July 2018 at the Government House in Canberra, Mr. Sisavath Inphachanh presented the Letter of Credentials to General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia to serve as Ambassador of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to Australia.
— Lao News Agency

Chinese, Lao institutions sign pact on energy, mine sector personnel training
Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST) of China, has signed an agreement with the Institute of Energy and Mine under the Lao Ministry of Energy and Mine, on personnel training and jointly building a research center for studying new mining and metallurgy technology and engineering design.
— China.org.cn

Why Is Implementing Post Disaster Needs Assessment Important For The Lao PDR?
The Lao PDR has been ranked as the 42nd most vulnerable country to climate change. This is due to the country’s proneness to climate-related hazards.
— Lao News Agency

Lao Ambassador Presents Letter Of Credentials To Australian Governor-General
On 11 July 2018 at the Government House in Canberra, Mr. Sisavath Inphachanh presented the Letter of Credentials to General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia to serve as Ambassador of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to Australia.
— Lao News Agency

Use Of Modern Contraception Among Married Women Rises Slowly, Says A Study
According to the Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS II) launched in June this year, the use of modern contraceptive method among married women aged 15-49 increased slowly from 42% in 2011 to 49% in 2017.
— Lao News Agency

World Population Day marked amid nation’s progress
The Ministry of Planning and Investment and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to Laos yesterday held a joint workshop to celebrate the World Population Day 2018.
— Vientiane Times

Why Is Implementing Post Disaster Needs Assessment Important For The Lao PDR?
The Lao PDR’s susceptibility to natural disasters was manifested again last week with flooding in Phongsaly Province. Several districts suffered from loss of crops, breaking of irrigation canals and flooding of homes.
— Lao News Agency

U.S.-Russia summits of the past produced towering highs, icy lows
When they meet Monday in Finland, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will continue a long tradition of summits between the two countries, some of which have been successful — leading to arms reductions — while others only drove a wedge in relations.
— UPI

Double check scholarships, avoid dodgy offers, students warned
Students seeking to study abroad are warned to beware of, avoid and report those who incorrectly, errantly and illegally claim they can offer government scholarships for Lao students to study in China in 2018-2019.
— Vientiane Times

Use Of Modern Contraception Among Married Women Rises Slowly, Says A Study
According to the Lao Social Indicator Survey (LSIS II) launched in June this year, the use of modern contraceptive method among married women aged 15-49 increased slowly from 42% in 2011 to 49% in 2017.
— Lao News Agency

 

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