Lao Morning News For January 26

Lao Morning News For January 26

Lao PDR morning newsJapan supports Vientiane irrigation improvement
The Government of Japan has agreed to support a Vientiane irrigated agriculture improvement project with 837 million yen (US$7.4 million) under Laos’ strategy to increase its 10 major provinces’ rice production to 2.5 million tonnes by 2020.
Vientiane Times 

Laos to Have Digital Society Foundation Built by 2030
Lao Government has set an ambitious plan to build foundation for digital society 2030, Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Mr Thansamay Kommasith has said.
Lao News Agency 

Laos, China ink deal on plant protection
Laos and China will partner in the area of plant protection and green crop standards after government officials signed an agreement in Vientiane on January 23.
Vientiane Times 

Luxembourg to Provide US$ 350,000 for Anti-Disaster and UXO Efforts in Laos
Luxemburg will provide US$ 350,000 through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support anti-disaster and UXOs efforts in the Lao PDR this year.
Lao News Agency

Laos, Luxembourg to jointly manage maternal health projects
Laos and Luxembourg plan to better implement cooperative projects to improve maternal and child health through a joint participatory mechanism (JPM).
Vientiane Times

Lao Officials Begin Probe of Red Panda Trafficking Incident
Lao officials are conducting an investigation into a man and woman arrested by border police earlier this month for trafficking six red pandas from China, three of which died despite efforts by a wildlife protection group to save them.
Radio Free Asia 

Epson Launches New Models of Products in Laos
Epson moves forward in Laos market by launching new models of Ink Tank inkjet printers, smart-series projectors and business scanners to accommodate the growing demand in IT products in business sector as the Lao economy continues to expand.
Lao News Agency

Asean-India leaders vow to broaden cooperation
Asean and Indian leaders agreed yesterday to enhance their strategic partnership and broaden cooperation in various fields to drive economic development in the two regions, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.
Vientiane Times 

21ST ASEAN Tourism Ministers’ Meeting Held
ASEAN tourism ministers met in Chieng Mai, Thailand, for the 21st ASEAN Tourism Ministers’ Meeting and related events including the 17th Meeting of ASEAN+Three (China, Japan, and Korea (ROK) Tourism Ministers, the 47th Meeting of ASEAN National Tourism Organisations, the 32nd ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Organisations’ Meeting, the 19th ASEAN-India Tourism Working Group, and the 8th ASEAN-Russian Federation Tourism Consultation.
Lao News Agency 


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