Lao morning news for December 18

Lao morning news for December 18

Lao PDR morning news

Over 5,600 malaria cases recorded in Laos in 2019
There has been over 5,600 of malaria cases so far this year in Laos, loca media reported Tuesday.
— Xinhua

WB approves additional funding for disaster recovery in Laos
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors Last Friday approved 50 million U.S. dollars of additional financing in Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project in Laos and the Lao Road Sector Project II.
— Xinhua

Northern rice farming improvements sow seeds of kao kainoi success in Laos
The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI) is continuing its programme to assist farmers in the provinces of Xieng Khuang and Huaphan to improve the quality of khao kainoi seeds, thereby ensuring food security in the communities and better returns for farmers.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao PDR: Additional Funding Approved for Disaster Recovery
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved on Dec 13 US$50 million of additional financing for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project and the Lao Road Sector Project II.
— KPL

Top Chinese legislator holds talks with Lao counterpart to cement ties
China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu held talks with his Lao counterpart Pany Yathotou in Beijing on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Tech equipment handover adds flavour to school meals programme
World Food Programme (WFP) has provided information and communications technology (ICT) equipment to support the School Meals Programme to ensure its sustainability and strengthen local ownership in target schools.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Nation reaffirms commitment to good governance, rule of law
Laos will continue to work with its development partners to enhance the capacity building of central and local law-making bodies to promote good governance, human rights, and the rule of law.
— Vientiane Times (paywall) ​

Authorities hail success of Visit Laos-China Year
Visit Laos-China Year 2019 officially concluded on Monday with authorities from both countries attending a ceremony as the campaign not only boosted tourism exchanges but also significantly improved the relationship between the two neighbours.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos planning ministry tackles socio-economic development programme
A planning and investment briefing meeting was held yesterday in Vientiane and chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandonen, who is also Minister of Planning and Investment.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

EDL, THPC provide rice to flood-affected farmers in Laos
Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) and its major shareholder, EDL-Generation, recently handed over 20 tonnes of rice and 10 tonnes of seeds to authorities of each province following an appeal by the government for assistance for the flood-hit communities.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos finance ministry sets revenue collection target of US$2 billion
These figures were part of a report released yesterday by the Ministry of Finance at its annual meeting in Vientiane to review achievements in the implementation of the yearly plan and to outline the plan for 2020.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Region getting productive on food safety in Vientiane
Director General, Department of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion, Mr Bountheung Douangsavanh and Programme Officer, Agriculture Department, APO, Dr Asaithambi Manickam are chairing the workshop which has attendees from Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Iran, Fiji, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Special LFND, Unicef project promotes well-being of women, children
The two organisations have been working on issues related to women and children in seven northern and southern provinces of the country. The four northern provinces are Phongsaly, Bokeo, Huaphan and Xieng Khuang and the one central and two southern provinces are Savannakhet, Saravan and Attapeu.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

NUOL Wins Award with New Confucius Institute
The National University of Laos (NUOL) has won an award of excellence for its newly-built Confucius Institute at the 2019 International Chinese Language Education Conference held in China.
— The Laotian Times

Luang Prabang 11th in Architectural Digest Top 20 Places to Travel in 2020
Laos’s Luang Prabang ranks 11th in a list of top 20 places to travel in 2020, published by Architectural Digest.
— The Laotian Times

16 Days Campaign unites partners on ending gender-based violence in Laos
A multi-partner social media campaign on Dec 10 marked the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in the Lao PDR, an annual international campaign on gender-based violence running from the international day for elimination of violence against women to the Human Rights Day.
— KPL

It’s time to translate Europe’s and Asia’s power into a real partnership
On Sunday 15 and Monday 16 December, I chair ASEM, the “Asia-EuropeMeeting”. What might seem to be a rather bureaucratic acronym, actually is a politically highly relevant event for our continents.
— KPL

16 Days Campaign unites partners on ending gender-based violence in Laos
A multi-partner social media campaign on Dec 10 marked the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in the Lao PDR, an annual international campaign on gender-based violence running from the international day for elimination of violence against women to the Human Rights Day.
— KPL

Kenya, HWPL Seek Partnership for Peace Education
1st Peace Educator Workshop for the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) in 2019” took place in Kenya Education Management Institute on Dec 11.
— KPL

 

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