Lao Morning News For July 31

Lao Morning News For July 31
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Lao PDR morning newsJapanese investment to bring jobs to nation’s south
More Japanese investors are seeking to locate factories at Pakxe-Japan SME Specific Economic Zone in Champassak province in moves set to generate hundreds of jobs for Lao people.
Vientiane Times

Laos, Indonesia enhance wide-ranging cooperation
National defence and security, education, telecommunications, trade and investment, banking cooperation, public works and transport, and agriculture were major topics of discussion between Lao and Indonesian government officials last week.
Vientiane Times 

Son La, Lao provinces seek to enhance education cooperation
Vietnam’s northwestern province of Son La and northern provinces of Laos held a conference in Son La on July 30 to discuss measures concerning the intensification of their cooperation in personnel training.
Nhan Dan Online 

Six Vietnamese workers killed by blast at Laos hydropower plant
Six Vietnamese workers were killed when a gas cylinder exploded at the construction site of a hydropower plant in central Laos, Vietnam’s state media reported Saturday.
The Sun Daily

Ho Chi Minh City, Vientiane agree to foster cooperation
Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City and the Lao capital city of Vientiane have agreed to foster and expand their cooperation in the time ahead and to also approve cooperation orientations for the 2017-2020 period.
Nhan Dan Online 

Govt marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons nationwide
Government officials along with international organisations gathered in Vientiane on Sunday to mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons which aims to fight against the crime of human trafficking.
Vientiane Times

Health sector appeals to public as dengue levels reach fever pitch
Year-to-date dengue fever infections have increased from 3,000 up to 4,859 cases from June 30 until July 21 of this year, along with seven deaths recorded countrywide.
Vientiane Times 

Nationwide awareness, responses sought to eradicate viral strains on World Hepatitis Day
The nation’s media and health authorities will work harder to increase public understanding of the prevention and control of viral hepatitis with the aim to eliminate it from the country.
Vientiane Times 

Tad Pheung falls: Hidden jewel of Bolaven Plateau
Champassak Province is well known for its relaxed pace of life, warm hospitality along with a rich cultural history.
Borneo Bulletin Online 

Four Lao men arrested, 495kg ganja seized in Nakhon Phanom
Four Lao men have been arrested and almost 500kg of compressed marijuana – worth at least 10 million baht – and a grenade were seized on the banks of the Mekong River in Ban Phaeng district late Thursday…
Bangkok Post

Free the Bears strengthens fight against bile trade with new Laos sanctuary for rescued moon bears
Two Asiatic black bear cubs, barely a few weeks old, were recently put up for sale in the former Laotian capital, Luang Prabang. The twins had been taken from a forest in northern Laos where their mother was killed by poachers. The asking price for the tiny creatures was 15 million Lao kip (HK$14,000) – a small fortune in the impoverished communist nation.
South China Morning Post 


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