Lao Morning News For September 14

Lao Morning News For September 14
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Lao PDR morning newsOfficial aid to increase despite fear of cuts
Official Development Assistance (ODA) to be provided to Laos in 2018 is expected to increase from this year amid concerns about cuts in aid when Laos graduates from Least Developed Country (LDC) status.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Thailand Ink Pollution Management Deal
Laos and Thailand have signed an agreement on pollution management, creating a five-year mutual action plan to promote bilateral cooperation in environmental issues.
Lao News Agency

PM’s order leading to sustainable forestry management
The government is optimistic that enforcing Prime Minister’s Order No. 15 will lead to sustainable forestry management in Laos after thousands of cubic metres of illegally felled wood have been confiscated.
Vientiane Times 

France Supports Medical Training Against Communicable Diseases in Laos
The French Embassy in Laos has financed the air tickets of five students for training at the end of September on communicable diseases in Vietnam.
Lao News Agency 

City revs up plans to relocate central bus station
Authorities are expediting work on the design of a new bus station at Lao-ITECC in central Vientiane, with construction expected to take about six months.
Vientiane Times 

PS debacle: company president in police custody
Senior executives at PS Lao Enterprise have been in police custody since Tuesday evening following a heated confrontation with a mob of people who had deposited money with the company, a police source has said.
Vientiane Times

Health-related SDGs training
Improvements in the health sector are essential if the country is to achieve related UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 3 on good health and well-being.
Vientiane Times 

Leaders Express Sympathy for Damages, Loss Caused by Hurricane Irma
President Bounnhang Vorachit and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Sep12 sent a message of sympathy to Comrade Raul Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba over the damages and loss caused by Hurricane Irma.
Lao News Agency 

Lao Lawyers Complete Course on Trade-Specific English Skills
Last week, Alexandria Huerta, Director, United States Agency for International Development Laos Country Office recognized Lao officials for their participation and performance during a five-week course on English drafting, analysis, and editing skills.
Lao News Agency 

Student Made Films Nominated for Asian International Festival in Japan
Three Lao short films made by teams of lower and upper secondary school student have been nominated for Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2017 to be held in Japan.
Lao News Agency 

Lao Fashion Week Inspires Young Designers
The Lao Fashion Week 2017 was officially launched on Monday at the French Embassy in Vientiane Capital with an aim to raise the profile of young designers.
Lao News Agency

Under Construction Nam Ao Dam Busts
Many farmlands of people in Thathom district, Xaysomboun Province have been flooded following the bust of the under construction Nam Ao Hydropower Project on Sep 11.
Lao News Agency


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