Lao morning news for October 23

Lao morning news for October 23

Lao PDR morning news

Govt, EU, Unicef join forces to improve nutrition in Savannakhet
The government, the European Union (EU) and UNICEF are increasing their efforts under the Partnership for Improved Nutrition, with the aim of improving the nutritional status of children.
– Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, Thailand extend cooperation on education
This was the message delivered during a meeting between a delegation from the Thai Embassy to Laos, led by the Thai Ambassador Mr Kietikul Charpasith, and Laos’ Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Nutrition, Water, Sanitation Efforts Scaled Up As EU – LAOS Project Reviews On SDGs
Access to sufficient nutrition, clean water resources and adequate sanitation are keys to the health and livelihood of the populations around the world, particularly in developing nations such as South-East Asia’s Lao PDR.
— KPL

Tracking Progress Of Family Planning Programme
The use of modern family planning (FP) methods is the best way to reduce unintended pregnancies and the risks associated with pregnancies and childbirth.
— KPL

PM welcomes FIFA President to Laos
This is Mr Infantino’s first visit to Laos after he was elected president of FIFA in 2016 and re-elected for the 2019-2023 term.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos creates fund to cope with climate change
The government has established a new fund designed to strengthen Laos’ capacity to address and cope with climate change threats.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

NUOL faculty, students analyse community-driven development
Researchers, lecturers and students at the National University of Laos (NUOL) are learning about community-driven development at a seminar taking place in Vientiane from October 21-23.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

NGO PSI supports health sector upgrade with US$4.9 million
The new assistance package “Concerning Strengthening Public Health Emergency Operations Centre to Accelerate Malaria Elimination and Respond to Public Health Emergencies in the Lao PDR” will support the Ministry of Health to ensure it has the capacity to detect and respond to any public health emergency, interrupt disease outbreaks (including malaria), and ultimately reduce the impact of these diseases on the community.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Hungarian president to pay state visit to Laos
President Ader is visiting Laos at the invitation of President Bounnhang Vorachit, according to an announcement from Laos’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Luang Namtha SEZ eyeing more investors
The education and medical industry zone opening ceremony was held on Friday. It was attended by representatives of the government, foreign investors and other guests.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Phu Bia Mining Strengthens Technical Capabilities Of Local Workforce
Phu Bia Mining (PBM) has announced that two Lao-national employees have successfully completed an intensive two-week, in-house Lean training programme.
— KPL

Indonesian consortium plans $2 billion Vietnam-Laos railway link
The Indonesia Railway Development Consortium is planning to build a 400 km Vietnam-Laos rail route for an estimated $1.9 billion.
— VN Express

Son La, Laos’ Oudomxay province exchange experience in veteran affairs
Representatives from the Veterans’ Associations of the northwestern province of Son La and Lao province of Oudomxay met at a conference in Son La on October 22 to exchange experience inveteran affairs.
— Vietnam Plus

Indonesian firm to build railway linking Laos with Vietnam
The Indonesia Railway Development Consortium (IRDC) is planning to build a railroad at a cost of 28 trillion Rp (1.98 billion USD) connecting Laos with Vietnam.
— Vietnam Plus

LAO seeking nominations for Sidney B. Linden Award
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) announced that it is seeking nominations for the Sidney B. Linden Award. The deadline for submission is Nov. 15, at 5 p.m.
— The Lawyer’s Daily  

Man arrested over Lao gang’s Thai marriage papers scam
The Immigration Bureau has announced the arrest of a man in Nong Khai province with links to a gang that falsified documents needed by Lao women to register their marriages with Thai men.
— Bangkok Post

Lao Baseball Players Visit South Korea for Training
During the visit between from October 21 to 30, the Lao players will be based in Southwestern city of Gwangju to participate in training with Gwangju Jeil High School and South Korean professional baseball team KIA Tigers, according to a statement by South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
— The Laotian Times

 

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