Lao Morning News For December 12

Lao Morning News For December 12
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Lao PDR morning newsJapan commits 35 billion kip for Lao health
The government of Japan has committed more than 35 billion kip (US$4.2 million) for three development projects in the health sector in Laos under the Japan-Asean Integration Fund (JAIF).
Vientiane Times 

Gov’t Approves Guidance on Promotion of Cooperation with China and Vietnam
The monthly meeting of the government for November has witnessed the approval of guidance on the promotion of cooperation with China and Vietnam, and a report on the implementation of projects funded with grant supports and loans from the two neighbouring countries and that on Chinese investment in Laos.
Lao News Agency 

Capital’s faecal sludge project opened with French support
Vientiane’s first faecal sludge treatment plant was officially opened on Friday with financial support from French metropolitan agencies SIAAP, AIMF and AESN, at a cost of more than 1.2 million euros.
Vientiane Times

Agrotourism-oriented Phutawen Farm Opened to Visitors
Phutawen Farm, an agrotourism-oriented farm was opened to visitors on Saturday in the presence of Governor of Borikhamxay Province Kongkeo Xaysongkham, and representatives of local authorities.
Lao News Agency 

Japan‟s Rotary Club Funds Building Necessary Facilities for Students in Remote Community
The Rotary Club of Nagoya-North (Rotary International District 2760) of Aichi Prefecture of Japan has co-funded the building of necessary facilities for Thongkang Primary School, a remote community of Hin Heub district, Vientiane Province.
Worth over 158 million kip, the facilities include water supply and hand washing facilities.
Lao News Agency 

Luxembourg supports health sector improvements
The Luxembourg government has forecast a budget of over 2.8 million euros in assistance to Laos from 2018 to 2020 to improve the health sector in three targets provinces of the country.
Vientiane Times 

Mini Marathon Held to Mark 2nd Anniversary of Hongsa Power’s Thermal Power Plant
Over 700 officials and people in Hongsa district took part in a mini marathon to mark the 2nd anniversary of the commercial operation of the lignite-fired thermal power plant of the Hongsa Power Company Limited, and the World AIDS Day.
Lao News Agency

Overvalued development projects face scrutiny
Stronger measures have been put in place to address the problems related to overvalued state investment projects, a senior official has confirmed.
Vientiane Times 

Social security fund requires information system improvements
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) needs to improve its information system to increase opportunities for members to access health services, according to a leading official.
Vientiane Times

Luang Prabang welcomes infrastructure development to facilitate visitors
The Luang Prabang provincial authority has focussed on developing infrastructure to attract more domestic and foreign visitors to the province.
Vientiane Times 


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