Lao Morning News For March 26

Lao Morning News For March 26
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos steps up cooperation with GMS countries for rail connectivity
Laos continues to look forward to cooperating with neighbouring countries for sustainable railway connectivity in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) while pursuing its dream to transform the country from landlocked to land-linked.
Vientiane Times  

Lao Government agrees to religious freedom education
The US-based Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) will roll out a series of seminars focusing on “religious freedom as a human right, Lao government policy on religious activity and encouraging dialogue between religious and government leaders in outlying provinces”, the IGE announced recently.
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Japan provides 4.3 billion kip for health centres, water supply
The Japanese government has provided a grant of 4.3 billion kip (US$522,590) for the construction of health centres and water supply systems through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
— Vientiane Times 

Officials debate content of draft health insurance law
The Ministry of Health and involved government bodies last week held a brainstorming session on the draft of the Law on Health Insurance, which is being drawn up to ensure all people of all ethnic groups have access to healthcare.
Vientiane Times 

Achievements Made Last Year With Revenues Rising, Spending Limited; Growth Enjoys Good Pace In Q1, 2018
The government has made several achievements in implementing its socio-economic development as peace and order and political stability continued to be maintained, economic growth was recorded at 6.9% last year, according to Government Spokesperson Chaleun Yiapaoher.
Lao News Agency 

Polio vaccination campaign to target 460,000 children
The National Immunisation Programme under the leadership of the Ministry of Health (MoH), with the support of UNICEF and WHO, today launch a 10-day sub-national polio vaccination campaign in 13 provinces and 90 districts to vaccinate about 460,000 children from newborns up to five years of age.
Vientiane Times 

PM stresses need for continuous development
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has stressed the need for government members, the Mayor of Vientiane, provincial governors and all government officials to maintain political stability and public security, saying this was essential for continued socio-economic development.
Vientiane Times  

Lao, French aviation safety cooperation in full flight
Laos and France have agreed to ongoing air safety cooperation to improve the operations of Laos’ Department of Civil Aviation in the field of aviation safety.
Vientiane Times 


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