Lao Morning News For May 24

Lao Morning News For May 24

Lao PDR morning newsLaos Bananas Admitted to China’s Allowable Imported Fruits List
On May 17, the General Administration of Customs People’s Republic of China (GACC) announced an update to China’s list of allowable imported fruits. Last updated on January 28, 2018, new protocol now allows for the import of Laos bananas.
Producer Report 

ADB, Laos ink agreement to support health sector reform
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Lao government have signed an agreement for a US$30 million policy-based grant for the second subprogramme of the Health Sector Governance Programme to help expand healthcare coverage and improve health services.
Vientiane Times 

Ministry makes education more accessible to rural children
The Ministry of Education and Sports plans to increase opportunities for rural children to access education by building more classrooms and teachers’ dormitories.
Vientiane Times 

Behind the Cambodia-Lao PDR border dispute
Cambodia and Lao PDR have agreed to work together to resolve pending border demarcation disagreements between the two nations. The foreign ministers of both countries have agreed to have their respective border committees meet more often to settle the matter. They also agreed to set up a coordination mechanism to help facilitate these efforts.
The Asean Post 

GIZ Affirms Support For Securing World Heritage Status For Hin Nam No
GIZ has affirmed to support and cooperate with the Department of Heritage, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, to secure UNESCO’s world heritage status for Hin Nam No National Protected Area.
Lao News Agency 

Huaphan told to speed up development, address corruption
Huaphan authorities have been told to speed up socio-economic development and address corruption in the northern province.
Vientiane Times 

Azerbaijan invites Laos to participate in Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, North-South projects
Azerbaijan invites Laos to participate in the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway and the North-South transport corridor projects.
Azer News

Massive tree planting campaign underway for Arbour Day
Authorities in charge have announced an ambitious plan to plant trees on 27,000 hectares this year in an attempt to increase forest cover and mark the annual National Arbour Day, which falls on June 1.
Vientiane Times 

ASEAN Power Grid Summit 2018 Held In Vientiane
ASEAN Power Grid Summit 2018 with the theme “Enhancing ASEAN Power Grid Investment towards Regional Energy Optimisation” was held in Vientiane on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
Lao News Agency 

14 overseas Vietnamese injured in bus accident in Laos
A bus carrying 41 Vietnamese Thais and Laotians skidded and overturned in Packsan town in Laos’ central province of Bolykhamsay on Wednesday morning, injuring 14 people.
Viet Nam News

Large unexploded bomb destroyed in Khammuan
The unexploded ordnance clearance team MAG Lao PDR recently found and safely destroyed a large unexploded bomb in Phon village, Bualapha district, Khammuan province.
Vientiane Times 


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