Lao morning news for October 17

Lao morning news for October 17

Lao PDR morning newsMaybank Foundation Expands Silk Weaving Centre in Laos
Maybank Foundation has expanded its Maybank Women Eco-Weavers centre in Laos with the addition of a hostel for the women who are being trained in this traditional skill.
— The Laotian Times

China’s Belt and Road Hits Bumps in Laos
The initiative, for instance, has greatly improved the economic and social conditions within Laos.
— Foreign Policy in Focus

Poverty, hunger worsened by challenges at home, worldwide
A number of persistent problems have worsened poverty and hunger in countries across the globe including Laos, a minister told an event yesterday that marked World Food Day, and International Day and National Week for Poverty Eradication.
— Vientiane Times

Viengxay national liberation command centre’s 50 years celebrated
The government is now preparing a number of important events to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Viengxay district in Huaphan province – the site of national liberation forces’ command centre.
— Vientiane Times

Asia-Europe summit to discuss global challenges, partner cooperation
Representatives from Asian and European countries are scheduled to discuss the strengthening of dialogue and cooperation between the two continents on a wide range of issues.
— Vietiane Times

Lao Police Shut Down Concert Raising Funds For Rural School
Lao police shut down a benefit concert this week held to raise funds for a local school after objecting to a slogan found on T-shirts sold at the site, Lao sources said.
— Radio Free Asia

Govt, ADB, WB review funded-projects in Laos
The Lao government, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank (WB) jointly opened the floor for discussion in Vientiane yesterday on ADB and World Bank-funded projects in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

UN Migration Agency, Lao Immigration Department, Cooperate to Tackle Human Trafficking and Smuggling
The UN Migration Agency (IOM) and the Department of Immigration (DoI) of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic have launched a first training by DoI Master Trainers for police and frontline border guards to increase the country’s capacity to tackle human trafficking and people smuggling nationwide.
— Relief Web

Lao Students Granted Opportunity To Enrich Knowledge Of Disaster Prevention Technology In Japan
The Lao delegation of eight secondary school students, eight university students and one government official on Oct 15, 2018 travelled from Wattay International Airport, Lao PDR, to Japan to participate in the “Exchange for Environmental Protection and Natural Disaster Prevention Technology” under the framework of JENESYS 2018, supported by the Japanese Government.
— Lao News Agency

31 missing still as Sanamxay search ceases, DPM says
As many as 31 persons remain unaccounted for despite extended search operations to locate all victims of the July 23 flash flooding caused by a collapse of a dam in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, Deputy Prime Minister said yesterday.
— Vientiane Times

Push against Lao decree
Laos fits into this pattern, but a sweeping new decree passed late last year, abrogating the right to personal belief, has upset religious groups and led to calls for its repeal.
— La Croix International

US. Supports Lao Government To Strengthen Law Enforcement, Border Security
The United States and the Lao PDR signed an Amended Letter of Agreement between the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane and the Department of Customs in the Ministry of Finance of the Lao PDR to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the areas of Law Enforcement and Border Security.
— Lao News Agency

Science, technology development as govt, private sector discuss
Government officials, representatives of the private sector, research institutes and universities and entrepreneurs from Laos and abroad met in the capital yesterday to exchange experiences for the development of science, technology and innovation in the country.
— Vientiane Times

Lao man caught smuggling 300 kilograms of meth
Police in Quang Binh have arrested a Lao man for smuggling 300 kilos of meth and are looking for his Vietnamese accomplice.
— VN Express

World Standards Day, Significant To National Standardisation
In Laos, formal standardization officially begun in 1993 with the government promulgation of laws, decrees, and decisions complying with the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
— Lao News Agency

World Standards Day sees ministry outline work
The Ministry of Science and Technology has outlined its work and the importance of international standards to mark World Standards Day on October 14.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Youth Union, HJA volunteers bolster vocational development
The Vocational Development Department of Lao Youth Union has teamed up with Huam Jai Asasamak Association (HJA) for a project to boost vocational development for disadvantaged Lao youth in six provinces.
— Vientiane Times

 

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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of Rural Woman, October 15.

 

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Maria Mirasol Rasonable graduated with a Bachelors Degree in journalism from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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