Lao Morning News For March 6

Lao Morning News For March 6
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Lao PDR morning newsMost Residents of Laos’ Xiangkhouang Province Contaminated by Agricultural Chemicals: Officials
The majority of residents of northeast Laos’ Xiangkhouang province likely contain residue from pesticides or herbicides in their blood, officials confirmed recently, adding that further tests are needed to determine the level of contamination that has affected the public.
— Radio Free Asia

New terminal at Wattay airport slated for July opening
The enlargement of Wattay International Airport in Vientiane is now 83 percent complete and is on track to meet a projected end-of-June finishing date.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, Korea hail successful labour cooperation
Lao-Korean cooperation has successfully developed labour skills in Laos over many years and will advance the relationship between the two countries into the future, according to a leading official.
— Vientiane Times

Civic group seeks China green help to stymie dam
Local civic groups will seek help from Friends of Nature (FON), a renowned conservation group in China, for its campaign against dam projects on the Mekong River.
— Bangkok Post

Fire at Vientiane Capital KM32 Landfill Site
A fire broke out at the Vientiane Capital’s KM 32 landfill site last Sunday, spreading rapidly and releasing toxic fumes into the atmosphere.
— The Laotian Times

Luxembourg gives funding boost to improve maternal and infant health
Activities to lower child and maternal mortality rates under the Joint Participatory Mechanism (JPM) for 2019 will use a budget of just over 11 billion kip (EUR 1.1 million), it was reported at a workshop held in Vientiane yesterday.
— Vientiane Times

Laotian arrested for allegedly attempting to traffic drugs into Cambodia
A 43-year-old Laotian man was sent to court yesterday following his Saturday arrest for allegedly attempting to traffic 30 kilograms of methamphetamine into Cambodia through Stung Treng province, according to police.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Lao Cement Becomes 7th Company to be Listed on Lao Stock Market
Lao Cement Public Company became the seventh company to be listed on the Lao Securities Exchange, under the financial advisement of Lao-China Securities Company, and with the former’s shares being traded at 2,500 kip per share.
— The Laotian Times


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