Lao morning news for March 4

Lao morning news for March 4

Lao PDR morning newsJapan grants 2.3 billion kip for empowerment of disabled people
The Government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth more than 2.3 billion kip (US$274,459) to support a project dedicated to the empowerment of disabled people in Huaphan province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Child Malnutrition Rates Still High in Laos Despite Best Efforts
Large numbers of children remain malnourished in Laos, especially in poorer rural parts of the country, despite efforts by the U.N. World Food Programme and other concerned organizations to provide better food, sources in Laos say.
— Radio Free Asia

City urged to speed up urban planning
The cabinet has instructed Vientiane authorities to speed up zoning for the development of different areas of the capital so that management of the country’s urban heart can be better regulated.
— Vientiane Times

Call for submissions on the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in advance of country visit
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, will conduct an official country visit to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic from 18 to 28 March 2019 at the invitation of the government.
— UNHR

Laos, France extend support for agricultural development
Laos and France have agreed to continue their shared work to develop rural infrastructure under the project ‘Agricultural development support in the mountainous districts of Oudomxay province, Laos’.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

New project aiming to enhance child protection
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and RADION International officially agreed on Friday to support capacity building for child protection and development in target communities in the central provinces.
— Vientiane Times

Govt slaps heavy fines on tobacco rule violators
Producers and importers of tobacco products will be penalised with large fines and additional measures if the packages that contain their products do not carry the required instructions and health warnings, according to a new regulation.
— Vientiane Times

Vinachem tries to sell Lao potassium mine
State-owned chemical group Vinachem is trying to retrieve investment and minimize losses from a half-built Lao potassium mine.
— Sajja News

A Lot To Take In: First Real Estate Expo Attracts Exhibitors, Investors to Laos’ Capital Vientiane
Laos’ first ever Real Estate Expo has kicked off in the capital Vientiane from March 1-2 at Don Chan Palace Hotel in Vientiane.
— The Laotian Times

Bodies of Thai tourists to be brought back from Laos this week
The relatives of five Thai tourists who died in a car accident on March 1 during their visit to Laos have contacted Laotian authorities to take their bodies home for religious rites later this week.
— The Nation (very annoying pop-ups)

Over 1,000 people have free eye tests to mark International Women’s Day
More than 1,000 people turned up to have free tests for vision problems and cataracts at the International Cooperation and Training Centre in Vientiane on Friday, as one of many activities taking place to mark International Women’s Day this week.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Provincial officials learn about participatory agricultural land management
The Department for Agricultural Land Management, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, is continuing to roll out its guideline on Participatory Agricultural Land Management (PALM).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

 

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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

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