Lao morning news for October 8

Lao morning news for October 8

Lao PDR morning news

Where is Lao’s missing human rights activist?
Lao human rights activist, Od Sayavong, has been missing in Thailand since late August, just months after meeting a United Nations (UN) special rapporteur.
— The Asean Post

US agency’s $617,744 supports Lao wildlife disease surveillance
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Vientiane on Friday between the Deputy Head of the Livestock and Fisheries Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Sithong Phipukkhavong, and Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society to Laos, Dr Santi Saypanya.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

RHB Bank Donates Chairs, Tables To Local School
The RHB Bank Laos donated 20 sets of chairs and tables worth 12 million kip to Phiavat Secondary School in Vientiane Capital on Oct 5.

Vice Governors Commit To Improve Children’s Lives
Vice-Governors and representatives from the National and Provincial Commissions for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Children, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Planning and Investment, and Home Affairs gathered

Japanese equipment to help Laos cope with natural disasters
The Japanese government has agreed to offer equipment to Laos to help strengthen the country’s capacity to prepare, handle and respond to natural disasters, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt, World Vision strive to improve lives of Lao children
Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office and Vice President of the National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Children, Mr Alounkeo Kittikhoun, and World Vision’s Country Programme Director, Roslyn Gabriel, last week visited World Vision projects in Savannakhet province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos attends supreme audit congress in Russia
More than 600 participants from 168 institutions which are members of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) attended the International Congress of Supreme Audit Institutions (XXIII INCOSAI) XXIII in Russia recently.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Reception Hosted For ASEAN Council of Japan Alumni Conference Delegates
Japanese Ambassador to Laos, Mr Keizer Takewaka hosted a reception on the occasion of the 25th ASEAN Council of Japan Alumni (ASCOJA) Conference in Vientiane on Oct 5.

Laos quarry blast kills one and injuries 20 people
A Chinese-operated cement plant in northern Laos caused the death of at least one person and injuries to 20 others when it started blasting operations at a quarry in Luang Prabang province, northern Laos on Saturday.
— CN 

Wanted gold robber arrested in Laos
A 60-year-old Thai man has been arrested in Laos and was being sent back to Khon Kaen to face a charge of robbing a gold shop of 437 baht-weight gold worth about 9.5 million baht in July.
— Bangkok Post

Minister: marking World Habitat Day
This theme is simple but significant, because, today, urban master plan elaboration in most of the world focuses only on basic infrastructure development, but the fields of management, waste reduction and waste research for optimal use remain limited.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

PM leads celebrations of National Teachers’ Day
Speaking at a ceremony held at the National University of Laos’ Dongdok campus, Mr Thongloun, on behalf of the government, expressed congratulations and appreciation of the contribution made by teachers to develop the country’s human resources.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

New guidance requires state investment projects to undergo bidding
Minister of Planning and investment Dr Souphan Keomixay recently issued an instruction on the interpretation and implementation of the State Investment Law, which was promulgated on December 15, 2015.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Labour ministry mulls mechanisms for setting minimum wage
The setting and raising of the minimum wage aims to boost incomes and improve the welfare of workers at the low end of the ladder, while also reducing inequality and promoting social inclusiveness.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Low level of Lao Nam Ngum causes concern for dry season crops
Referring to a recent interview with the Vice Governor of Vientiane province’s Thoulakhom district, Mr Bounthap Vongsay, the Lao Economic Daily newspaper said that since early last month the level of the Nam Ngum was 3-4 metres lower than usual for this time of year.
— ANN/Vientiane Times



Feature photo Basile Morin


This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of the Girl Child, October 11


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