Lao Morning News For June 11

Lao Morning News For June 11
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos unable to rise above LDC status by 2020: PM
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly on Friday that Laos is unable to graduate from the United Nations’ Least Developed Country (LDC) list by 2020 as targeted.
Vientiane Times 

Thongloun Sisoulith’s losing battle against corruption
Despite a fierce anti-graft campaign, corruption in Laos has worsened since 2017. Transparency International released its annual corruption index. Laos slipped from 123rd place to 135th.
The Asean Post 

Teacher shortage continues as govt quota declines
Schools throughout the country have put in requests for an additional 2,979 teachers, while the government has provided a quota of just 1,850 civil servant teachers to the Ministry of Education and Sports this year.
Vientiane Times 

Over 19,000 Teachers Needed
A survey conducted recently at 12,744 schools across the country suggests that over 19,700 new teachers need to be recruited for the next twelve months while only 1,850 teachers will be enlisted for public schools this year.
Lao News Agency 

Govt announces 268-hectare botanical conservation area
The government has announced the establishment of the Huaynhang forestry conservation area in Dongmakkhai village, Xaythany district, Vientiane, with the aim of creating a protected forest area free from encroachment.
Vientiane Times 

From A Pig Farm To An Energy Bank With A Breath Of Fresh Air
Months ago it was hard to draw a deep breath in Ban Phao village of Vientiane. A pig farm located in the village was creating more than just discomfort.
Lao News Agency 


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