Lao Morning News For May 18

Lao Morning News For May 18

Lao PDR morning newsGovt takes action to increase aid effectiveness
The government has vowed to increase aid effectiveness via proper management in order to maximise official development assistance (ODA) for national development.
Vientiane Times 

Asean fires up coal development cooperation in Vientiane
Laos is looking forward to greater cooperation with its Asean partners to solve the challenging issues on coal development as part of supporting the region’s economic growth.
Vientiane Times 

Rotary Club of Ladner takes lead in running water project for Laos village
In remote villages of Laos, considered the most bombed country in history where one-third of the population was killed during a 20-year civil war, lack of access to clean water is both a health problem and a barrier to education for many children.

Laos eyes closer integration with Asean education standards
Lao educational experts have been advised to extend their cooperation with other Asean countries under the Asean Qualification Reference Framework (AQRF) in order to improve the country’s education system.
Vientiane Times

More than 140,000 people will benefit from efforts to make rice, maize, and vegetables more productive and profitable through the Lao PDR Agriculture Competitiveness Project.
More than 140,000 people will benefit from efforts to make rice, maize, and vegetables more productive and profitable through the Lao PDR Agriculture Competitiveness Project.
Lao News Agency 

Vietnam ready to share experience in legislation with Laos
The National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam is willing to coordinate closely with the Laos’ NA to share information and experience in legislation as well as implementing the function of supervising and deciding important issues of each country.
Vietnam Plus

Lao, Cambodian Foreign Ministers Meet On Border Issues
A bilateral meeting between the delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Laos and that of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia was held on May 16 in Vientiane.
Lao News Agency 

More measures needed to check farm imports
The business sector and agricultural promoters have urged Lao authorities to increase measures to check the import of farm products through border crossings.
Vientiane Times 

Qualification Reference Framework Report Writing
Over 20 government officials attended a workshop held on May 9-11 to learn how to write an ASEAN Qualification Reference Framework Report.
Lao News Agency 

Khammuan tightens up preservation of Great City Wall
Khammuan provincial authorities are working to preserve a massive ancient rock wall, known as the Great City Wall, which lies alongside a road in Thakhaek district and is being damaged by local people.
Vientiane Times 


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