Lao Morning News For March 2

Lao Morning News For March 2
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Lao PDR morning newsMinistry, JICA bolster guidelines on management of urban environments
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are revising the Environmentally Sustainable City guidelines to improve the management of solid waste and dirty water and reduce pollution.
Vientiane Times

Lao gov’t, int’l NGOs discuss effective cooperation
Lao government officials and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) met in Lao capital Vientiane Wednesday, reviewing their cooperation and discussing more effective future joint activities.
Xinhua Net 

Tourism and development threaten Laos’ French traditions
It remains a jewel of French colonial architecture, you can savor some of the best croissants and baguettes east of Paris here, and even toddlers still learn the language of their bygone rulers. Luang Prabang, tucked into a river valley in the heart of Laos, survives as one of the last bastions of the old French Indochina.
Nikkei Asian Review (metered paywall)

Paediatricians mull solutions to high child mortality rate
Paediatric specialists must do more to develop health workers’ skills in order to reduce the rate of mortality among infants aged 12 months or less.
Vientiane Times 

Laos to participate in int’l tourism exhibitions to boost industry
Laos plans to participate in major tourism exhibitions in Europe, Asia and ASEAN in an effort to attract 5 million tourists during Visit Laos Year 2018.
Xinhua Net

Better opportunities for Lao workers in Korea
Lao workers now have better opportunities to find jobs in the Republic of Korea’s industrial sector, according to authorities.
Vientiane Times 

Press Tours Projects Funded With Japan’s ODA
More than 20 journalists representing print and broadcast media have joined a tour to visit development projects funded with Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) in Vientiane and Vientiane Province.
Lao News Agency 

Put an end to use of asbestos, Laos advised
Government officials, experts from international organisations and representatives of the Australian Embassy to Laos gathered in Vientiane yesterday to discuss a national action plan for the elimination of asbestos-related diseases in Laos.
Vientiane Times 

U.S. Provides New Hospitals In Saravan And New Clinic In Xekong
The United States Embassy and United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) formally presented three new district hospitals and one village clinic to Toumlan and Samouey districts of Saravan Province and Thateng district in Xekong Province.
Lao News Agency 

Budget constraints slow construction of Vientiane provincial capital
The government’s decision to ban the construction of public offices until 2020 has affected the development of the new capital city planned for Vientiane province, some 100 km north of the Lao capital.
Vientiane Times 

Responses to hotline callers too slow, govt bodies told
Even though ministries and government agencies have responded to calls made by the public to their hotline numbers, many of the responses have been slow and sometimes did not answer the questions raised.
Vientiane Times 


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