Lao morning news for March 19

Lao morning news for March 19

Lao PDR morning news

World Bank approves US$72 million for three key projects
The World Bank has agreed to finance three major projects in Laos designed to reduce malnutrition in children, and improve public resource use and service delivery.
— Vientiane Times

Viet Nam exports $97.4 million goods to Laos in Jan-Feb
Viet Nam exported US$97.4 million worth of goods to its neighbouring country Laos in the first two months of 2019, up 20.26 per cent against the same period last year, according to the industrial and commercial information centre under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
— Bizhub

UN Special Rapporteur to Visit Laos to Examine Poverty, Rights Issues
Laos has made impressive progress in reducing poverty, but still has a long way to go, as one quarter of the population still lives below the poverty line, according to a U.N. official visiting the Southeast Asian country this month.
–Radio Free Asia

Don’t use or sell uncertified health products, officials warn
Authorities have warned members of the public to avoid using so-called health products that have not been authorised for sale, saying they may be unsafe.
— Vientiane Times

Lao New Year organizers look to make festival more memorable
We’re still a month away from the celebration of Lao New Year in Iberia Parish, but organizers for the annual festival at Wat Thammarattanaram temple in Coteau are already busy preparing for a two day celebration full of fun.
— iberia Net

60 ancient Buddha images unearthed in Khammuan
Local residents have found about 60 ancient Buddha images in Tham Phapheenoy cave near Khamphalaeng village in Mahaxay district, Khammuan province, which authorities estimate to be hundreds of years old.
— Vientiane Times

Delving into Savannakhet, a land steeped in history
Personnel from the Vientiane Times, Lao National Radio, Lao National TV and the Lao News Agency enjoyed an informative tour of Savannakhet last month, learning about the province’s most interesting attractions.
— Borneo Bulletin

Aust helps Laos students gain practical cattle skills
AUSTRALIA’s efforts to increase the productivity and improve the health of south east Asia cattle continue with university students gaining valuable, practical experience handling livestock.
— Queensland Country Life

Position : Supply Chain Technical Advisor
Chemonics seeks a supply chain management advisor with expertise in Malaria for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) program in Thailand and Laos. The United States’ President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) supports this activity.
— Bangkok Post

Vietnamese telecom group helps Laos apply E-Office system
The Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group (VNPT) and the Laos’ Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) on March 15 launched the E-Office – an electronic document management system jointly developed by the two sides.
— VietnamPlus


Feature photo World Bank Photo Collection

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Water Day, March 22.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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