Lao Morning News For February 26

Lao Morning News For February 26
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Lao PDR morning newsPaediatrician urges caution over infectious diseases
About 80-90 percent of Lao children suffer from infectious diseases, and parents are advised to pay special attention to this problem. President of the Pediatrics Association of Laos, Associate Prof.
Vientiane Times 

Inefficient state firms facing up to significant reform
Nearly 100 state-owned enterprises in Laos are expected to undergo significant structural reforms including increased privatisation after the government found them to be operating inefficiently, according to a government report.
Vientiane Times 

Second Lao Governor Dismissed Over Illegal Logging Claims
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisolith has ordered the governor of the country’s northeastern Xieng Khouang province moved from his job to an obscure government post amid renewed efforts to rein in profiteering from the trade in illegal timber, Lao sources say.
Radio Free Asia 

PM Urges Empowering Disadvantaged Children
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged Party and government organisations, international organizations, mass organizations, business community and people of all ethnic groups to increase contribution to the development of SOS Children’s Villages and work side by side with the villages to help disadvantaged children in the Lao PDR.
Lao News Agency

Vientiane-Pakxe Expressway feasibility study is underway
Four construction companies from Laos and China have been selected by the government to conduct surveys, feasibility studies and detailed designs for a Vientiane-Pakxe Expressway Project that is set to reduce road travel times by three hours when complete.
Vientiane Times

Progress on Savannakhet Road No. 9 bridges approaching halfway
Construction of two new bridges along National Road No. 9 – the Xekoumkam Bridge and the Xethamuak Bridge – in Savannakhet province is now 44 percent complete.
Vientiane Times 

Agreement Reached On Compensation of Railway Project Affected Families
Laos-China Railway Project and relevant authorities have reached agreement on the compensation of families affected by the multibillion-dollar project and asked the families to open account with Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao to receive the compensations.
Lao News Agency

EPF supports protection of forests, wildlife habitats in seven provinces
The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) has forecast a budget of over 188 billion kip to support its environmental protection activities in seven target provinces of the country.
Vientiane Times


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