Lao morning news for May 13

Lao morning news for May 13

Lao PDR morning newsLaos poised to enter Industry 4.0 era
Laos is taking steps to enter the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) by developing the necessary infrastructure and human resources, according to an official from the Ministry of Science and Technology.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt, development partners discuss ethnic affairs, service user feedback survey
Government officials and development partners met in Vientiane last week to discuss a draft decree on ethnic affairs and a public service users’ feedback survey, to determine how such surveys might be improved in the future.
— Vientiane Times

North Korean, Lao high courts sign MOU on exchange and cooperation: KCNA
A delegation from the North Korean Central Court in Vientiane this week signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Lao People’s Supreme Court, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.
— NK News

Lao electricity shapIng as main forex supplier
ELECTRICITY generation looks set to take a leading role in supplying Laos with foreign exchange in the coming years, according to data from the Bank of the Lao PDR.
— The Nation

Thai customs seize medical cannabis oil at Laos border
Nong Khai customs officers have charged a Lao citizen with trying to smuggle medical cannabis oil into Thailand via the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.
— The Thaiger

Lao-Thai cooperation driving treatment of stroke patients at Setthathirath
Setthathirath Hospital in Vientiane is partnering with experts from Asean countries including Thailand to improve its treatment regimen for stroke patients, with a focus on the stroke fast track approach.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Interview: Inter-civilization exchanges, mutual learning are driving forces behind human progress: Lao scholar
Inter-civilization exchanges and mutual learning would be a bridge of friendship and drive human progress, a Lao scholar has said.
— Xinhuanet

Food From The U.S. Helps WFP Feed School Children Around Lao PDR
A large shipment of rice, lentils and oil donated by the United States arrived at the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Vientiane warehouse on May 10, 2019, where U.S. Ambassador to Lao PDR Rena Bitter received the goods.

World Bank Commitment Addresses WASH In Northern Laos
The World Bank has announced commitment to address mother and child malnutrition and to improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in four northern provinces of Laos.
— OOSKA News

City to have 1.3 million more trees
Vientiane could have more than 1.3 million new trees this year as the capital carries out a plan to establish itself as a green city by extending tree cover at numerous sites.
— Vientiane Times

Made in Laos fair postponed to July after fire damages venue
The 10-day Made in Laos exhibition, which was set to open on Friday morning, will now take place in July after a fire broke out at the Lao International Trade Exhibition and Convention Centre (Lao-ITECC) and engulfed over 20 stalls.
— Vientiane Times

‘A Million Elephants’ No More: Conservationists In Laos Rush To Save An Icon
Centuries ago, the kingdom that made up much of modern-day Laos was called Lan Xang. In English: “Land of a Million Elephants.”

Myanmar to officially dispatch workers to Laos
The government is working to send workers to Laos, a landlocked country, under a MoU system, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population Thein Swe told the media at a ceremony to open the clinic jointly run by the OSC and the Social Security Board.
— Eleven Myanmar

First Lao students take Korean language proficiency test
The Lao-Korea Friendship ICTA Academy (LAKFIA) in Vientiane held a Korean language proficiency test in Vientiane recently to select Lao students who want to study or work in the Republic of Korea.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Europe Day celebrated in Vientiane
The European Union to the Lao PDR celebrated Europe Day, which is observed annually on May 9, at the Settha Palace hotel in Vientiane on Thursday night.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Television reporter writes book to inspire secondary school leavers
Television reporter Ms Sounita Phimmasone, a familiar face on Lao National Television, is distributing books to schools in Vientiane so that children can broaden their knowledge and gain new perspectives.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


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