Lao Morning News For December 20

Lao Morning News For December 20

Lao PDR morning newsRestoring the Phou Phanang forest: Lao youth dig in
Digging the soil and planting saplings in the hot outdoors is hard work, but brings personal satisfaction for the many young people who are trying to restore the forest areas in their native villages in Phou Phanang forest in Lao PDR.
Mekong Commons 

Agriculture survey to be broadened in 2019
A nationwide agriculture survey to be carried out in 2019 will be widened and farmers will be questioned about the various practices they use.
Vientiane Times 

President Bounnhang Visits Vietnam to Strengthen Ties, Cooperation
Party Secretary General and State President Bounnhang Vorachit arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 19th December for a three-day visit to the neibouring country at the invitation of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang.
Lao News Agency 

Ministry rallies public support for HIV/AIDS prevention
The Ministry of Health is calling for the public’s support, particularly from young people, in the campaign to prevent HIV and AIDS, with a target to end the epidemic by 2030.
Vientiane Times 

Xayaboury makes plans for better management of elephants
Xayaboury province recently made an official decision on the management of elephants in a bid to preserve their dwindling numbers and prevent their illegal sale and rental.
Vientiane Times

917 People Killed in Road Accidents
Traffic Police Department, Ministry of Public Security has reported that 917 lives have been killed in road accidents nationwide over the past 11 months with Vientiane Capital sharing the highest number of road accident casualties.
Lao News Agency 

Tourist arrivals fall by 9 percent in Jan-Sept
The number of foreign tourists visiting Laos in the first nine months of this year dropped by 9.1 percent to just over 2.88 million people compared to the same period last year.
Vientiane Times

Police officer implicated in seizure of illegally felled timber
Eleven lengths of rosewood timber were found loaded on a Toyota Fortuner driven by a police officer in Attapeu province, a provincial source has said.
Vientiane Times 

2nd Japanese Film Festival Launched to Promote Cultural Exchange between Laos and Japan
The Japanese Film Festival was launched on Dec 16 in the presence of Japanese Ambassador to Laos Takeshi Hikihara, invited guests from the Department of Cinema of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, celebrities and journalists.
Lao News Agency 


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