Lao Morning News For March 1

Lao Morning News For March 1

Lao PDR morning newsThai Police, NGO Rescue Lao and Cambodian Workers Trafficked For Labor
Thai police working together with labor rights advocates freed 19 migrant workers, some still in their teens, from an ice factory early this month after one of the migrants escaped and described to police the conditions in which they were being held.

PM, Lao ambassador discuss bilateral cooperation
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha held a discussion with Lao Ambassador to Thailand Seng Soukhathivong upon his courtesy call at Government House.

New guidelines to improve reproductive health services for young people
The difficulties encountered by young people in accessing information about reproductive health is one of the reasons for the high number of unwanted pregnancies in Laos.
Vientiane Times 

WFP supports people with disabilities through school meals in LAO PDR
Children with disabilities will be receiving nutritious meals at school thanks to a new partnership in Lao PDR between the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Vientiane Special School for children with hearing and visual impairments.

Railway compensation gathers steam
Authorities in charge have vowed to speed up efforts to compensate people affected by the construction of the Laos-China railway.
Vientiane Times

Ministry slow to tackle land-related issues
More than 30 incidents of public concern in relation to natural resources and the environment have yet to be addressed but the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has promised to do its best to seek solutions.
Vientiane Times

Laos’ Report On Implementation Of UN’s Optional Protocols Discussed
A meeting between government sectors and development partners was held on Feb 27 to discuss the 2nd and 3rd periodic national reports on the implementation of the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, and the Optional Protocol on Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.
Lao News Agency 

Govt, INGOs look to more productive cooperation
Government officials and International Non-governmental Organisations (INGOs) met in Vientiane yesterday to review their fields of cooperation and discuss future joint activities with the aim of working together more effectively.
Vientiane Times 

Commission readies report for Convention on the Rights of the Child
The National Commission for the Advancement of Women and Mother-Child has compiled a draft report on an optional protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict and an optional protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and pornography.
Vientiane Times

Savannakhet hopes history book will entice tourists
More information about the history of Savannakhet is needed for inclusion in a book to mark the 120th anniversary of the province, as this would make for more interesting reading by visitors, Vice Governor Mr Thonkeo Phouthakaiya has said.
Vientiane Times 


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