Lao Morning News For February 9

Lao Morning News For February 9
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Lao PDR morning newsPresident Urges Health Sector to Raise Quality of Medical Services
President Bounnhang Vorachit has urged health sector to raise the quality of its medical services to reduce the number of local people seeking medical care in neighbouring countries.
Lao News Agency 

Expressway plans attract support among affected landholders
The development of a planned expressway linking Vientiane’s city centre to its outskirts is supported by up to 80 percent of respondents to a recent questionnaire designed to survey opinions of affected landholders, according to an official report.
Vientiane Times 

Make the most of Pakxong’s golden land: Lao PM
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged Champassak provincial authorities to develop Bolaven Plateau in Pakxong district as another tourist attraction and to encourage the production of good quality agricultural produce for export.
The Phnom Penh Post

First group of skilled workers departs for S. Korea
The first group of skilled Lao workers to be employed in the Republic of Korea’s industrial sector following the signing of a Service Commitment Agreement in 2016 departed for the country on Monday.
Vientiane Times

3rd Vientiane Furniture Fair Opens Next Month
Vientiane Furniture Fair 2018 will be opened next month with an aim of promoting Lao furniture products.
Lao News Agency

Laos-China continue labour sector cooperation
Laos and China have agreed to ongoing cooperation in the labour sector with feasibility studies for the construction of a new Skills Development Centre in Oudomxay province.
Vientiane Times 

France Decorates Figure of Civil Society in Laos
January 25, 2018, France awarded Manivone Vorachack the National Order of Merit. For more than 20 years, Manivone Vorachack, a civil society figure, has been working to reduce poverty and develop rural areas in Laos.
Lao News Agency

Vietnam to provide 16 billion kip for new school in Huaphan
The Vietnamese government has agreed to provide more than 16 billion kip (over US$2 million) to build a new secondary school in Buamngam village, Huameuang district, Huaphan province.
Vientiane Times


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