Lao Morning News For March 13

Lao Morning News For March 13

Lao PDR morning newsWHO to provide 20 billion kip for health sector improvement
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has agreed to provide 20 billion kip (US$2.4 million) this year to strengthen the health sector, particularly in the fields of surveillance and response to infectious diseases, mother and child health, and immunisation.
Vientiane Times 

Budget approval urgently needed for Laos-China railway
Lao authorities in charge have called for urgent approval of a budget of 500 billion kip for Laos’ ’ 2018 contribution to the construction of the Laos-China railway. Deputy Minister of Public Works and Transport, Mr Lattanamany Khounnivong, who is also Chairman of the Laos-China Railway Construction Project Management Committee, made the request at a meeting held on Friday.
Vientiane Times 

Laos Prepares To Nominate Lam Vong For World Heritage Listing
Lao PRD is preparing to dominate Lam Vong Lao (Lao circle dance) for the UNESCO World Heritage status.
Lao News Agency 

5 Things You Should Know About Vientiane and Laos
After spending a little over a week in the quaint capital of Laos, Vientiane offers a much-welcomed respite from the hustle and bustle of other over-populated Southeast Asian cities.

18 Lao Students Awarded Japanese Government Scholarships
The Embassy of Japan to Laos held on Mar 9 in Vientiane a send-off reception for 18 Lao students who will study in Japan on MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan) scholarships and JDS PhD programme.
Lao News Agency 

VELA-FC programme boosts vocational skills to meet job market needs
More than 800 officials from educational institutions in 11 provinces and staff from the Lao-German Technical College and Vocational Education Development Institute (VEDI) in Vientiane successfully completed vocational training courses recently.
Vientiane Times 

Australian Ambassador Visits Savannakhet
Newly appointed Australian Ambassador to the Lao PDR Jean-Bernard Carrasco visited Savannakhet Province in late February.
Lao News Agency 


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