Lao Morning News For April 3

Lao Morning News For April 3
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Lao PDR morning newsChina, Laos sign MoU on intellectual property cooperation
The State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) and Lao Ministry of Science and Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on intellectual property cooperation here on Monday.
Xinhua Net 

Germany provides over 71 billion kip for village forestry management
The German government has agreed to provide over 71 billion kip (EUR 7 million) to bolster efforts to ensure sustainable management of natural resources through a new Village Forestry Management Project.
Vientiane Times 

Over 5,200 U-5 Children in Pakading To Be Vaccinated
More than 5,200 under 5 children in Pakading district, Borikhamxay Province will be vaccinated under the National Immunization Programme, supported by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Lao News Agency

Asean tourism meet gets under way to drive industry forward
Representatives from Asean member countries are taking part in Asean Tourism Committee Meetings in Luang Prabang province to review tourism activities and finalise plans for tourism development and promotion.
Vientiane Times

Vietnam helps Lao journalists improve skills
A training course on professional skills for journalists and reporters of centrally-run press agencies and localities of Laos opened in the capital city of Vientiane on April 2.
Vietnam Plus 

Rescue of Endangered Asiatic Black Bears Highlights Laos’ Uphill Fight Against Wildlife Trade
The capture of endangered Asiatic blacks bears, which are typically exported and sold so their parts can be used for medicinal purposes, continues to occur in Laos, despite efforts to reduce wildlife poaching and trafficking in the Southeast Asian nation and pledges by authorities to crack down on those who engage in them.
Radio Free Asia

Laos to name three new cities
The government has approved a change in the status of Luang Prabang, Kaysone Phomvihane and Pakxe from towns to new cities, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Vientiane Times 

Grand event to celebrate recognition of khaen music as humanity’s heritage
A grand event involving a number of activities is being prepared to celebrate the recent declaration of the khaen music of the Lao people as part of the world’s cultural heritage.
Vientiane Times 

Authorities vow to uncover more corrupt officials
Inspection authorities are committed to carrying out in-depth investigations into groups of core and leading officials who appear to have become unusually wealthy.
Vientiane Times 

Theun-Hinboun Marks 20 Years Of Power Generation
The Lao government and the Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) celebrated the 20th anniversary of operations at the Theun-Hinboun Hydropower Project in Vientiane on Mar 31, 2108.
Lao News Agency 

Saravan eyes revenue of US$15 million during Visit Laos Year
Senior officials, local authorities and hundreds of local people yesterday gathered to celebrate the start of Visit Laos Year 2018 activities, during which some 100,000 visitors generating income of US$15 million are expected.
Vientiane Times 


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