Lao Morning News For March 20

Lao Morning News For March 20
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Govt to step up community awareness of UXO risk
The National Regulatory Authority (NRA) for the UXO/Mine Action sector plans to continue to remove and destroy unexploded ordnance (UXO) while also providing more education to affected communities about the risks involved in living with UXO.
Vientiane Times

Protecting Lao workers’ rights, interests ‘important’: Chinese ambassador
The Chinese Embassy to Laos attaches great importance to protecting the rights and interests of Lao nationals working for Chinese companies, China’s Ambassador to Laos Wang Wentian told the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare last week.
Vientiane Times 

Lao stock market eyes more firms listed
Lao Securities Commission, in charge of making the rules governing the Lao Securities Exchange, announced in its 2016-2025 Strategic Plan that it would help more companies to list on the Lao stock market.
Xinhua Net 

Activists Urge Pressure After Laos Human Rights Dialog with European Union
Exiled Lao democracy activists on Monday gave a guarded welcome to the European Union’s human rights dialog last week with Communist authorities in Laos, but called on Brussels to apply more pressure on Vientiane to sign global treaties and adhere to them.
Radio Free Asia

World Wood Day to raise profile of forests
Laos will join Cambodia, Myanmar and China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in holding activities to mark this year’s World Wood Day, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo told a press conference yesterday.
Vientiane Times 

Laos extends condolences over death of former Vietnamese PM
Party and State leaders in Laos have expressed heartfelt condolences over the passing away of Vietnam’s former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai, who died on Saturday at the age of 85.
Vientiane Times 

Hospital management workshop raising bar in healthcare
Health authorities say the drive to improve hospital management is all part of the government’s policy to upgrade service standards and patient satisfaction, and ensure equal access to treatment.
Vientiane Times 


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