Lao Morning News For December 21

Lao Morning News For December 21
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos, Vietnam vow to cement bilateral ties
Lao and Vietnamese leaders have vowed to work together to further cement the special relations between the two neighbours as Laos’ top leader pays an official goodwill visit to Vietnam.
Vientiane Times 

Japan Helps Improve Woodworking Skills of Lao Trainers
Japan International Cooperation Agency has provided US$ 250,577 through the International Cooperation NGO IV-Japan to support the Project for Improving Skills of Woodworking Trainers of Vocational Education Schools in Laos.
Lao News Agency

Education sector gets more than half of 2018 civil servant intake
More than half of the 3,000 new civil servants who will be hired in 2018 will be allocated to the Ministry of Education and Sports, a senior official has said.
Vientiane Times 

Land management deficiencies addressed as ministry meets
Factors including a national master plan on land allocation that has not yet been officially approved and the general lack of regulations have caused complications in land management and losses to state revenue.
Vientiane Times 

Laos Launches State of World Population 2017 Report, Linking Women’s Reproductive Rights and Elimination of Poverty
Unless inequality is urgently tackled and the poorest women empowered to make their own decisions about their lives, countries could face threats to their development goals, according to The State of World Population 2017, a report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Lao News Agency 

11 ADB-Funded Projects Announced as Best Project 2016
11 projects of 20 projects financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have been announced as 2016 Best Project.
Lao News Agency

Lao, Korean experts share ideas on internet usage
Lao and Korean researchers, practitioners and students gathered this week in Vientiane to share leading-edge knowledge and ideas on internet computing.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Azerbaijan diplomats soon to travel visa free
A bilateral visa exemption for Lao and Azerbaijani diplomatic passport holders will come into effect on Monday, the nation’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.
Vientiane Times

Lao, Vietnamese Leaders Attend Exhibition on Special Solidarity
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachit attended an exhibition featuring Vietnam-Laos relations in Hanoi on December 20.
Lao News Agency


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