Lao Morning News For February 7

Lao Morning News For February 7
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Lao PDR morning newsWHO Backs Lao Government’s Compliance with Tobacco Control Law
World Health Organisation stands with the Lao government, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) to blame Lao Tobacco Company and Lao-China Hong Ta Good Luck Company for their failure to comply with the Tobacco Control Law and its 2016 regulations which requires 75 per cent Pictorial Health Warning (PHW) on all cigarette packs in the Lao PDR.
Lao News Agency 

Laos-China railway ‘20.3 percent complete’, compensation still unpaid
Construction of the 409-km Laos-China railway was 20.3 percent complete as of December 2017 after a whole year of operations, Lao authorities in charge said last week.
Vientiane Times 

Lao province gives green light to eco-friendly tourism
While Bokeo province has almost 100 officially listed tourist sites, only 13 of these have been developed to attract visitors, according to the provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department.
Borneo Bulletin 

Australia provides further support for human resource development
The Australian government has reaffirmed its commitment to provide over AUD8 million to support human resource development in Laos in 2018.
Vientiane Times

New Building of Institute of Sciences and Technology Management Opened
The grand opening ceremony of the new building of the Institute of Sciences and Technology Management was held in Vientiane Capital on February 4.
Lao News Agency 

Foreign ministers review progress in regional, global affairs
Foreign ministers came together at the Asean Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in Singapore yesterday to discuss progress on the implementation of the outcomes of the 31st Asean Summit held in Manila last November.
Vientiane Times 

SHARP Be Original Opened in Laos
The first distributor of SHARP be original under the titled “SHARP Is Coming” was officially opened in Vientiane Capital on Feb 2.
Lao News Agency 

Health sector review calls for further reform of infant care
The high death rate of one-year-olds in Laos remains a challenge for the health sector with the nation having one of the highest infant mortality rates among all Asean countries.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Thailand Pledge Enhanced Cooperation
The 21st Meeting of the Laos – Thai Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation held in Champassak on February 2 was wrapped up with fruitful results as both sides agreed to increase cooperation in various areas.
Lao News Agency 

KPL, Huawei, Lao Sat link up for media development
Huawei Technology (Laos) Sole Company (Huawei Laos) and Lao Asia-Pacific Satellite Co., Ltd. (Lao Sat) will partner to build new facilities so the Lao News Agency can share news reports with the rest of the world.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, China to Launch Chinese Newspaper
The Lao News Agency has signed an agreement with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Vientiane to co run the first ever newspaper in Chinese language.
Lao News Agency 


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