Lao morning news for December 17

Lao morning news for December 17

Lao PDR morning news

Climate change, global warming cause drought in Laos: experts
In recent years, the direct impact of climate change and global warming can be seen on the changing weather patterns in the world, including the recent droughts in the Laos, said senior experts of Lao Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
— Xinhua 

Labour ministry, ILO target improved garment worker safety
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and International Labour Organisation (ILO) met in Vientiane last week to review occupational health and safety aiming to protect workers’ wellbeing.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Conference shines spotlight on nation’s family planning policy
Laos will continue to work with its development partners, including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to make policy breakthroughs on the national family planning programme.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

President commends ministry’s efforts in foreign affairs
President Bounnhang Vorachit urged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to carry on with its significant and outstanding achievements of the past three years and continue to actively implement Party and government policies on diplomatic relations.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos President commends ministry’s efforts in foreign affairs
The call was made at the 14th Foreign Affairs meeting organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday. The meeting was presided over by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith, and Lao ambassadors and diplomats of various consulates.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

AFC bans 22 individuals from Laos, Cambodia for match-fixing
Twenty-two players and officials from Laos and Cambodia have been banned for life from football-related activities for their involvement in match-fixing, Asian soccer‘s governing body (AFC) said on Wednesday.
— Wellston Journal

Labour ministry, ILO target improved garment worker safety
Technical Adviser, ILO/Vision Zero Fund in Laos, Mrs Kristina Kurths, along with senior officials from the ministry and invited guests attended the meeting.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Planning ministry tackles socio-economic development programme
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has summarised efforts to implement the socio-economic development agenda for this year and turned its focus to the execution of plans for 2020.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao ministry blames recent droughts on climate change
The Lao Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has attributed the recent droughts in the country to direct impact of climate change and global warming around the world.
— Vietnam Plus 

Laos, USA cooperate on business environment improvement
The project will provide capacity building and advisory services aimed at strengthening the competitiveness of Laos’ small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) while improving the implementation of trade-related laws, policies and regulations.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Service sector’s contribution to economy still not enough in Laos
This year the government had expected the service sector to grow at about seven percent or register an increase of 0.4 percent in gross domestic product (GDP).
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Laos, US cooperate on biz environment improvement
Private sector conditions in Laos are likely to improve following the launch of the New Laos Business Environment Project by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the US.
— The Phnom Penh Post

EDITORIAL: What caused drought in Lao PDR this year?
The Mekong countries, too, are experiencing the vagaries of the weather. As for Lao PDR, in 2019, the southern provinces experienced floods even as the northern parts faced a drought.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Scams, UXOs, Lao Lionel Messi and 99th Birthdays – This Week In Social Media
The Laotian Times brings our readers a round-up of some of the most shared topics this past week, based on reach and engagement on Facebook. From gold medals in Laos and air ticket scams to falling boulders and UXOs, this list summarizes the types of content that are hysterically shared on Lao social media.
— The Laotian Times

Vientiane to Crack Down on Electric Tricycles
Vientiane authorities are to crack down on electric tricycles and motorcycle sidecars in the capital as part of a move to reduce road accidents.
— The Laotian Times

Laos, U.S. Launch New Business Environment Project
Minister of Industry and Commerce Ms Khemmani Pholsena and U.S. Ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter launched the new Laos Business Environment project at a ceremony in Vientiane on Dec 12.

NA to consider 23 laws next year
The National Assembly (NA) plans to consider 10 new laws and amend 13 existing laws next year as parliament steps up efforts to ensure Laos is goverrned by the rule of law.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Over 5,600 malaria cases recorded nationwide this year
There have been over 5,600 of malaria cases so far this year across the country, but fortunately no deaths as the number of infections continue to drop.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


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