Lao Morning News For October 24

Lao Morning News For October 24
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Lao PDR morning newsPM declares ‘intolerance’ of corruption, abuse of power
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly (NA) yesterday the government will take earnest action in striving for good governance by addressing corruption, abuse of power and bureaucratic issues
Vientiane Times 

Japan boost school environment improvement project in Laos
The government of Japan will provide grant aid amounting to 1.4 billion Japanese yen (over US$12 million) to implement the project for improving the lower secondary school environment in the central and southern provinces.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Government Seeks to Restart Flights at Shuttered Attapeu Airport
The Lao government wants its national airline to resume flights to a small airport in the country’s southeastern Attapeu province, though operations were suspended a year ago because of low passenger numbers and mounting debt, a government official who manages Laos’ airports said.
Radio Free Asia 

How midwives are bridging inequalities in remote areas of Lao PDR
From the sky, Savannakhet Province, in southern Lao PDR, exudes an idyllic beauty. Roughly translated as ‘Land of Fertility’ or “Golden Land”, Savannakhet appears as a glorious mosaic of rice paddies, rivers and dirt roads which criss-cross dense woodland-like strands of rust-coloured cotton thread.

Laos protecting benefits, rights of workers overseas
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has been successful in protecting the benefits and rights of Lao workers employed abroad, especially in Thailand, according to a leading official.
Vientiane Times 

Samsung Donates Educational Equipment to Lao Students
Lao Samsung Electronics has donated 120 school uniforms to students of the Nangkheng secondary school, Xaythany district, Vientiane Capital.
Lao News Agency 

ASEAN Journalists Visit ASEAN Culture House in S. Korea
Media practitioners from 10 ASEAN member states early this month visited ASEAN Culture House in the Republic of Korea where promotion was held to promote mutual awareness and friendship between the people of ASEAN and R. Korea.
Lao News Agency 

Overvalued road projects inspection ordered: PM
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has confirmed that costs of many road construction projects in the past years were too expensive and exceeded the realistic value.
Vientiane Times 

Funding to fight poverty set to increase in 2018, parliament told
Funding from various sources, including the state budget, to finance projects to fight poverty is set to increase in 2018, the Minister of Planning and Investment told the parliament on Friday.
Vientiane Times

Inspection targets could include any project, authority confirms
The Government Inspection Authority (GIA) will inspect all target projects following the result of an audit by the State Audit Organisation (SAO) while proposing for stricter processes to in the approval processes for development projects.
Vientiane Times 

Land Rover Launches All New Discovery
Lao Jaguar Land Rover, the only authorized distributor in Laos, unveiled in Vientiane last Wednesday, Oct 18, the All New Discovery in the presence of Lao Jaguar Land Rover General Manager, Mr Dilip Jesuthasan, and Sales and Operation Manager, Ms Metkham Souvannasane.
Lao News Agency

Feature photo Thierry Leclerc
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