Lao Morning News For December 5

Lao Morning News For December 5
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Lao PDR morning newsGovt pursues reform of state-owned enterprises
Provincial branches of the state-owned Electrical Construction and Installation (ECI) enterprise have been placed under Electricite Du Lao (EDL) as part of the government’s reform of state enterprises towards more effective operations.
Vientiane Times 

Vientiane province successfully trials health funding
Some 90 percent of people in Vientiane province can now access affordable health services under the ‘30,000 kip for all diseases treatment’ following backing from the Health Insurance Fund.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, China ink deal on silk research centre
Lao and Chinese sectors have agreed to cooperate in developing sericulture and quality silk derived products by building the Research Institute of Organic Silk in Laos.
Vientiane Times 

Medicinal plant potential under scrutiny
Laos’ abundant plant life includes a bevvy of plants whose long history of use, apparent health benefits and commercial value are now being studied with partners from Japan.
Vientiane Times

WFP, UNFPA join forces to ensure a better life for adolescent girls in Laos
Laos has the highest rate for early marriages and adolescent births in the region, and one in five adolescent girls in the country drop out of school.
Vientiane Times 

Pakxe embankment project gets off the ground
Construction is ploughing ahead in Champassak province as part of the US$65.6 million Mekong River Integrated Management Project.
Vientiane Times 


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