Lao morning news for October 7

Lao morning news for October 7

Lao PDR morning news

Lao ride-hailing service app set to be featured at Mekong start-up meet
A ride-hailing service operating in Laos will be represented at the Mekong Innovation Startup in Tourism (Mist) meeting in Thailand this week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Imported rice is cheaper than rice grown in Laos
Over the years the price of rice grown in Laos has become higher and higher and there have never been any cuts in the price. The reason for this is that large swathes of rice-growing areas are often unable to produce expected yields, either because of prolonged dry spells or flooding.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Enough pork for local consumption despite African swine fever outbreak in Laos
The outbreak has affected 103 villages in 42 districts of 15 provinces, according to the Department of Livestock and Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

EU, UNICEF Donate Motorbikes, Computers To MoES
As part of the Partnership to Strengthen the Education System (PSES), the European Union (EU) and UNICEF have handed over to the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) equipment for a total value of US$ 121,000, including 40 motorbikes, 62 desktop computers and three laptops.
— KPL

Laos making strides towards 2030 SDG agenda
A two-day (October 3-4) meeting titled ‘National Workshop Institution Arrangements for the 2030 Agenda: Advancing Coordination and SDGs Integration’ opened yesterday and continued the conversation on capacity development and the basis for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs, following talks in May.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

6 Lao drug traffickers arrested in Vietnam
Border guard forces of Vietnam’s central Ha Tinh province have detained six Lao drug smugglers, seizing 30 cakes of heroin, 45 kg of crystal methamphetamine and 6,000 pills of amphetamine.
— Xinhua

Bombie blast death strikes fear among Luang Prabang residents
The 83-year-old Mr Khamkeo of Thalyneua village in the heart of Nambak district was killed when the unexploded device detonated while he was gardening in his backyard.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos organic shampoo maker aims for domestic recognition
Thaan Fun Organic Garden, a group of local organic shampoo and dish-washing liquid producers from Pakngum district, Vientiane, displayed their environmentally-friendly products at a recent expo.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Principles of equality demand that we are more considerate of elderly people’s needs
Between 2017 and 2030, the number of persons aged 60 and over is projected to grow by 46 percent (from 962 million to 1.4 billion) globally, outnumbering youth, as well as children under the age of 10.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

ASEAN Strives For Strengthened Resilience in Disaster Management
ASEAN Secretariat) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministers and officials celebrated the annual ‘ASEAN Day for Disaster Management’ with the theme ‘Bridging Disaster Recovery to Resilience’ on Oct 4 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
— KPL

Over 1,200 People Have Pets Vaccinated
More than 1,200 people got their pets vaccinated at a free of charge vaccination event organized at Chao Fa Ngum Park, Vientiane Capital, on Sep 27.
— KPL

Lao-French Bilingual Teachers Trained On Teaching Maths, Sciences
A signing ceremony was held on Oct 3 at the Ministry of Education and Sports to officially launch a project on upgrading the teaching of mathematics and other science subjects for Lao-French bilingual classes.
— KPL

Laos’s KiwiPay to Launch Cashless Visa Payment Service in Africa
KiwiPay, a Laos-based payment solution provider, is set to launch its cashless visa payment system in up to seven African countries, in a move to tap into a growing number of Chinese visitors to Africa.
— The Laotian Times

Lao-French Bilingual Classrooms to Receive Training, Equipment
A signing ceremony was held on Friday at the Ministry of Education and Sports to officially launch the project supported by the French Embassy to upgrade the teaching of mathematics and science in Lao-French bilingual classes in line with the government’s education plan to improve education quality.
— The Laotian Times

Armed Lao drug mules caught with 55 kilos of heroin, meth
Two of the men were nabbed at around 6 p.m. while they were driving a car along National Highway 8A near the border.
— VN Express

 

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