Lao Morning News For November 21

Lao Morning News For November 21
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Lao PDR morning newsGovt, development partners discuss law on climate change
Government officials from the central provinces together with development partners are meeting in Vientiane to discuss the draft of a law on climate change.
Vientiane Times 

More funding to combat poverty as 2018 budget approved
The National Assembly (NA) has approved the 2018 budget plan that increases state investment in the fight against poverty.
Vientiane Times 

UN Urges Lao Must Make Child Protection a Core Issue
Lao has made good progress on child protection but must do more to tackle a range of problems including child trafficking, forced marriage, prostitution, online sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation by travellers, a UN human rights expert has concluded after visiting the country.

ADB, Lao PDR Sign Agreement to Enhance Sanitary, Phytosanitary Management Systems
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) signed an agreement on 13 November for a $10 million grant as additional financing for a project that will enhance Lao PDR’s sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity, and improve food safety as well as plant and animal safety in the country.
The Financial 

Govt mulls improved electricity service
The government is planning to streamline the process involved in getting a connection to the power grid, making the system easier, quicker, and more transparent for consumers.
Vientiane Times 

Agreement Signed to Promote Belt and Road Initiative in Laos
The Lao News Agency, the China Economic Information Service of the Xinhua News Agency and the Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Laos signed on Nov 18 in Vientiane a tripartite agreement to co-host Belt and Road Forum for Laos-China Cooperation.
Lao News Agency 

One Health concept advocated for disease control
Health officials and medical staff across the country will work more closely with local authorities and development partners to strengthen the control of seasonal diseases under the One Health.
Vientiane Times 

Lao-Thai bus service gears up to bolster tourism in Luang Prabang
A new daily bus service has begun between Thailand’s Nan province and Luang Prabang, crossing the Lao-Thai border in Xayaboury province.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Woman Dies in Childbirth as Doctor Ignores C-Section Plea
A Lao woman has died in childbirth at a hospital in western Laos’s Savannakhet province after her doctor ignored her pleas for an emergency C-section, insisting that she would be able to deliver her child normally, the woman’s sister said.
Radio Free Asia 

Journalism training course opens in Laos
A training course to improve Lao journalists’ public relations (PR) and professional skills, the 20th of its kind, opened in Vientiane on November 20.
Vietnam Plus


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