Lao Morning News For March 28

Lao Morning News For March 28

Lao PDR morning news1.3 trillion kip in state assets misappropriated despite inspections
Even though the government has tightened up efforts to combat corruption, more than one trillion kip in state assets was siphoned off last year.
Vientiane Times 

Govt, JICA embark on project to promote the rule of law
Four Lao government institutions and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have agreed to carry out a project to develop and strengthen the rule of law in Laos.
The bodies involved are the Ministry of Justice, People’s Supreme Court, Office of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor, and the National University of Laos.
Vientiane Times 

What’s Behind the New Russia-Laos Military Facility Hype?
On March 26, reports began surfacing about the opening of a new Russian defense facility in Laos. While few specifics have been disclosed about the exact nature of the facility, it speaks to both Moscow’s continued determination to play up its security engagement with Southeast Asian states more generally as well as recent developments in Russia-Laos defense cooperation.
The Diplomat 

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.
Relief Web 

First Vietnam – Laos caravan tour launched in Hanoi
A Caravan route through historic localities of Vietnam and Laos, was launched at the Hanoi-based Thang Long Citadel relic site, on March 24.
NNT 

FAO standards suggest Laos’ forest cover exceeds 70 percent
Forest criteria standards imposed by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) suggest that forest cover in Laos now exceeds 70 percent, a senior government official has said.
Vientiane Times 

What’s Next for Vietnam-Laos Military Ties in 2018?
On March 20, Vietnamese and Lao defense officials held yet another round of consultations to discuss ongoing developments in military-to-military ties. The meeting was just the latest in a series of interactions that have offered a glimpse into what lies ahead for this realm of the bilateral relationship in 2018 and beyond.
The Diplomat 

Subnational Polio Vaccination To Target 460,000 U-5 Children In Laos
The National Immunization Programme (NIP) under the leadership of the Ministry of Health (MoH), with the support of UNICEF and WHO, will launch on Monday, 26 March, a 10-day subnational polio vaccination campaign in 13 provinces and 90 districts to vaccinate about 460,000 children aged 0 month to 5 years of age.
Lao News Agency 

Savannakhet University campus design gets green light
The Higher Education Department of the Ministry of Education and Sports has agreed for Coelacanth and Associates (C+A) and Marina Stankovic Achitekten BDA (Marina) to design a new campus for Savannakhet University.
Vientiane Times 

EU Organises Its 7th European Food Festival
The seventh European Food Festival was held in Vientiane on 24 March 2018 at
parking area of the National Cultural Hall. As previous years, the event attracted several thousands of visitors.
Lao News Agency 

Laos values cooperation with Luxembourg
Laos-Luxembourg development cooperation has been based on a responsive strategy that is fully aligned with the National Socio-Economic Development Plan in this least developed country.
Vientiane Times 

PM Reaffirms No Log Exports Can Be Allowed
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith ordered cabinet members, Vientiane Mayor, provincial governors and relevant sectors to continue implementing in a stringent manner Prime Minister’s Order No 15, attaching attention to sustainable protection of forest resources, not allowing log exports, monitoring and punishing violators of the order.
Lao News Agency 

 

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