Lao morning news for October 24

Lao morning news for October 24

Lao PDR morning news

Lao schools honoured with Asean Eco-School Award
Sinxay Secondary School and Sanaphon Primary School joined others from across the region to receive an Asean Eco-School Award at a recent ceremony held in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, EU, Unicef join forces to improve nutrition in Savannakhet
Despite the progress made in recent years, Savannakhet province has a high prevalence of stunting, underweight and wasting, which is a public health problem, according a report issued during a media visit to Savannakhet from October 21-22, supported by UNICEF and the EU.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos Among Nations to See Largest Increase in Obesity
Laos is among countries that will have the largest increase in obesity between 2017 and 2030, a recent study has revealed.
— The Laotian Times

Laos needs support for transition out of LDC status: UNCTAD official
“In fact, one of the things we are doing is to encourage development partners not to reduce aid to countries when they graduate [from this category],” UNCTAD’s Trade and Poverty Branch Chief, Mr Patrick Osakwe, told Vientiane Times recently.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao construction industry eyes use of smart technology
The event was organised by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) office in Vientiane and Heerim Architects and Planners from South Korea. It was titled “Smart Construction – 4th Industrial Revolution and Digital Transformation in the Construction Industry”.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao delegation attends Indonesian president’s swearing-in ceremony
Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith last weekend led a Lao delegation to attend the oath of office ceremony of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who was sworn in for a final term in the post.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, Yunnan province seek stronger tourism industry cooperation
The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), in cooperation with the Yunnan enterprise office to Laos, on Tuesday held a Lao and Yunnan, China cooperation promotion meeting on the tourism industry – an activity set to promote the Visit Laos-China Year 2019 and the Lao-Yunnan trade exhibition.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Australia provides 25 bil kip to improve health, gender equality in Savannakhet
The Australian government has provided more than 25 billion kip (AUD4.2 million) to improve equitable access and use of safe sanitation and hygiene in Savannakhet province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos creates fund to cope with climate change
According to the Prime Ministerial Decree on Climate Change, which was published in the Lao National Gazette on October 17, the fund is a part of the Environment Protection Fund, which was set up under the Law on Environment Protection.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Asean senior telecoms officials lay groundwork for ministers’ meeting
The region’s top officials conferred to arrange documentation and topics on ‘Smart Connectivity for Asean Digital Transformation’ to be approved at the 19th Asean Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministers Meeting (TELMIN) being held in Vientiane tomorrow.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Mekong Countries Need To Take More Proactive Approach To Basin Planning
Mekong River Commission has urged lower Mekong countries to put in place a more proactive regional approach to basin planning and management, with an enhanced and systematic information sharing mechanism and robust monitoring of river flow.
— KPL

Symposium highlights Vietnam-Laos combatant alliance
The Quan Doi Nhan dan (People’s Army) daily and the Association of Vietnamese Soldiers and Experts in Laos held a symposium in Hanoi on October 23, stressing the inevitability and the need of the Vietnam-Laos combatant alliance.
— Vietnam Plus

Rajah & Tann forms alliance with Lao conglomerate
The Laos office of prominent Singapore-based law firm Rajah & Tann has announced that it has formed an alliance with Laotian conglomerate Phongsavanh Group.
— Australasian Laywer

 

 

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