Lao morning news for May 14

Lao morning news for May 14

Lao PDR morning newsGermany, Australia help open doors to finance for low-income groups
Germany and Australia have provided US$4.5 million (35 billion kip) to develop locally-run systems that enable impoverished people to more easily access finance.
— Vientiane Times

Ministry calls on tourism sector to help tackle human trafficking
Government authorities and representatives of privately-owned tourism operations in Borikhamxay province are attending a seminar to strengthen cooperation and participation in the prevention of human trafficking, taking place in the province from May 13-14.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Firm helps Laos build livestock information system for epidemic control
Vietnam’s TE-FOOD company on May 13 signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation with the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s Department of Livestock and Fisheries to build a herd management and information system for urgent epidemic prevention through smart phones, amidst the spreading African swine fever in the region.
— Vietnamplus

World Bank to implement a $25 million WASH project in Lao
Two new projects, totaling US$52 million, will jointly address high levels of stunting in northern provinces of Lao PDR.
— Smart Water Magazine

Laos, Korea strengthen ties in community development
Laos is continuing its cooperation with the Republic of Korea in the expansion of the Saemaul Undong development project in five provinces.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

University, hydro companies join forces to create jobs
The National University of Laos will continue to work with its development partners, including the Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC), to expand student work experience programmes and ensure more employment opportunities for new graduates in the energy and environment sectors.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Defense Threat Reduction Agency Partners with Laos
Dr. Robert Pope, Director, Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), met with government representatives in the Lao PDR, May 2-3, 2019. Dr. Pope’s engagements included meetings with members of the World Health Organization, where they discussed U.S. – Lao partnerships in health security.
— dvids (media release)

Endangered Asian Elephants Find Nature Sanctuary In Laos : NPR
Handlers, known as mahouts, ride elephants along a mountain ridge at the Elephant Conservation Center in Xayaboury, Laos.
— Best Special News

Reporters get savvy in online news delivery
More than 50 media personnel from Vientiane and the provinces last week attended a training workshop on Online Journalism Skills, taught in the capital by a team of Vietnamese professionals.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Hongsa Skills Competition Held To Mark Labour Day
The 1st Hongsa Skills Competition was held on May 9 to mark the 133rd International Labour Day, also called International Workers’ Day.

FEATURE: Speak up for road safety and call for urgent action
The fifth UN Global Road Safety Week acknowledges that strong leadership is needed to advance road safety in countries and communities and achieve related Sustainable Development Goals and other global targets.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

New website offers hope for job seekers, employers
People who are out of work or employers seeking new recruits can now register on the website, which has been set up by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.
— Vientiane Times

The History of Kham Thong Luang
While traveling throughout Laos in search of historical artefacts in 2006, researchers of the EFEO (École Française d’Extrême-Orient) made an unusual discovery.
— J&C

AFF U-15 Girls’ Championship 2019: Laos thrash Singapore 7-0; Hosts Thailand also record second win
Pe’s hattrick meant that she went level with Vietnam’s Tran Nhat Lan with in the goalscorers’ chart with six goals — one goal behind leading goal-getter Su Myat Noe of Myanamr.
— Fox sports

NUOL offers new Master’s in social management for resettlement
The Faculty of Social Sciences at the National University of Laos will teach a part-time Master’s degree in Social Management for Resettlement next academic year, to bolster the number of qualified workers in this field.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Bokeo adds new visitor facilities at waterfall
Visitors who like spectacular natural attractions shouldn’t miss an excursion to the waterfall in Huaylom village, Tonpheung district, Bokeo province, where new facilities have been built to make the experience more interesting.
— Vientiane Times

Tri Petch Isuzu Sales Launches New ISUZU D-MAX X-Series
Tri Petch Isuzu Sales Company launched last Friday new Isuzu D-MAX X-Series 1.9 Ddi Blue Power pickup.


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