Lao Morning News For October 18

Lao Morning News For October 18
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Lao PDR morning newsIllicit substances torched to mark National Day Against Drugs
A massive quantity of illicit drugs was burnt at Don Chan Square in Vientiane yesterday to mark the 16th Anniversary of the National Day Against Drugs.
Vientiane Times

Govt pledges fairer compensation

The government has pledged to offer fairer compensation for properties of local people impacted and displaced by domestic and foreign investment projects.
Vientiane Times 

Legislators call for greater state investment in critical sectors
Members of the National Assembly (NA) have called the government to increase state investment into critical sectors, catalyse improvements in the ease of doing business and pursue an increasingly transparent approach to public governance.
Vientiane Times 

Honda Foundation sees budding scientists studying tech in Japan
A decade of support to the nation’s young scientists to gain skills and qualifications abroad via the Honda Young Engineer and Scientists (Y-E-S) Award programme has been celebrated in the capital.
Vientiane Times 

Over 13 Million Amphetamine Pills Burned
Drug Inspection and Control Office, General Police Department, Ministry of Public Security has destroyed more than 13 million amphetamine pills along with thousands of kilos of dried cannabis, ice, caffeine, rhodiarome and drug precursors.
Lao News Agency 

High Number Is Not Sustainable, Prime Minister Says
Government has stopped setting an economic growth target that is beyond the actual competence of the country, based on unexpected incomes and intention to achieve a very high economic growth rate as this way of growth planning is either unsustainable or unrealistic, according to Premier.
Lao News Agency

Laos celebrates World Food Day
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and the UN to Laos yesterday celebrated World Food Day on October 16 and International Day and National Week for Poverty Eradication from October 17-24.
Vientiane Times 

Lao PDR Celebrates Global Handwashing Day
More than 250 people including school children gathered at Kengkueb Primary School in Sepone, Savannakhet to participate in this year’s Global Handwashing Day celebration. Community people were excited to be part of the event because it was new to their village.
Lao News Agency


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