Lao Morning News For August 4

Lao Morning News For August 4
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Lao PDR morning newsUNICEF committed to supporting breastfeeding in Laos
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged to attach greater importance to breastfeeding promotion efforts in Laos, the Lao News Agency (KPL) reported on Thursday.

Parliaments of Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam vow to push development
Representatives of the national assemblies of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (CLV) were discussing parliamentary cooperation for the triangle development area in the Lao capital of Vientiane.

Plain of Jars ready for submission for UNESCO certification next year
L aos will make a submission to UNESCO to include the Plain of Jars in Xieng Khuang province on the world heritage list early next year after the government approves related documents by the end of this year.
Vientiane Times 

Journalists Enrich Knowledge of Organic Produce
Agriculture Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and local media met in Vientiane on Aug 2 to discuss the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) Media Campaign Outreach.
Lao News Agency 

Provincial leaders prepare to return surplus vehicles, official says
Leading provincial officials are preparing to return surplus state cars, previously provided for use in state affairs, in line with Prime Ministerial Decree No. 15 in a move to exercise frugality, a senior government official has said.
Vientiane Times

Lao-Chinese JV building refinery
The construction of Laos’ first oil refinery in the Saysettha Comprehensive Development Zone of the capital Vientiane is expected to be completed in mid-2018.
Global Times 

Local organic production growth predicted via guarantee system
Lao small-scale farmers can now access Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS), to help them to increase the supply of quality organic products to the local market.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Delegation Attends ASEAN SOM in Philippines
A delegation of senior officials led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Thongphan Savanphet has attended the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (ASEAN SOM) in Manila, the Philippines.
Lao News Agency 

Champassak authorities to plug loopholes in revenue collection
A revenue shortfall in Champassak province has forced the government to examine collection procedures to plug possible loopholes which have led to financial leaks.
Vientiane Times 

Scholarships offer poor students a step up towards prosperity
The Skills Development Center (CSD) in Vientiane has confirmed that it will continue to support scholarships for the country’s young poor to find a way to improve livelihoods.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Thailand Establish Laovieng Association
Laos and Thailand have established the Laovieng Association to promote the traditions and culture of Laovieng people as well as to strengthen relations and cooperation between the two neighbours.
Lao News Agency 

Laos, Vietnam Discuss Further Cooperation on Social Welfare
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Laos and Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam met in Da Nang, Vietnam to discuss the cooperation in 2015-2017 and 2017-2019.
Lao News Agency 

Beerlao Grants 1.4 Bln kip for Renovation of Parks
Lao Brewery Company has granted 1.4 billion kip for renovation of public parks in Vientiane Capital, aiming to make Vientiane a green city.
Lao News Agency

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