Lao Morning News For February 22

Lao Morning News For February 22
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Lao PDR morning news4 Firms To Conduct Feasibility Studies For Vientiane-Pakse Highway
The government has chosen China Yunnan Sunny Road and Bridge Company, China Road and Bridge Cooperation, Phousy Construction and Development Public Company and Douangchaleun Development Group for conducting feasibility studies into the Vientiane-Pakse Highway Construction Project.
Lao News Agency 

Improve agriculture curriculum, Ministry advises Champassak University
The Ministry of Education and Sports has advised the Champassak University to improve its curriculum on agriculture and to organise a campaign to explain the importance of the field to students and parents so that more students enroll for the subject and meet the needs of the labour market.
Vientiane Times

Health sector discusses service excellence, patient satisfaction
Efforts to improve health services at the nation’s hospitals brought representatives from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Health and provinces together recently in Vientiane province to discuss fulfilment of the policy of “five criteria of service excellence and one of patient satisfaction”.
Vientiane Times 

National Economic Research Institute Asked to Conduct Studies, Keep Government Up To Date
The government has asked the Lao National Economic Research Institute to conduct studies and suggest solutions beneficial to the socio economic development and keep the government up to date.
Lao News Agency 

Lao Detainee Dies in Custody, Relatives Doubt Official ‘Suicide’ Claim
A Lao villager detained since July 2017 in a dispute over village land has died in custody, with relatives challenging government claims that the man had killed himself, Lao sources said.
Radio Free Asia 

Lao workers’ status upgrades in Thailand behind schedule
Difficulty faced in accessing information by Lao workers in Thailand has been cited as one of the reasons for the slow pace of their registration and upgrade of nationality status in the neighbouring country.
Vientiane Times 

Town declaration for Luang Prabang’s Phou Khoun
The new Phoukhoun district town development project in Luang Prabang province is expected to kickoff in the near future upon receiving approval from the government.
Vientiane Times 

Swift action to fill national coffers called for as Cabinet meets
A meeting of the government’s executive cabinet has endorsed a call for swift and immediate action to speed up the employing of modern technologies and equipment for revenue collection in an attempt to close loopholes and revenue leaks and maximise revenue collection.
Vientiane Times 


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