Lao Morning News For March 8

Lao Morning News For March 8
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Lao PDR morning newsBananas from Laos obtain export permission for China
According to news from the Jiangsu Office for Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine, the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, published an online report titled “Public Report on Requirements for Import of Laos Bananas” (2018 no. 16).
Fresh Plaza 

President pushes for rural development, increased forest cover
President Bounnhang Vorachit has told authorities in charge to work harder to drive rural development, ensure food security, and increase forest cover.
Vientiane Times 

Job skills improving but higher standards needed: labour minister
Labour authorities and experts in Laos need to do more to improve workers’ skills in response to the needs of the job market.
Vientiane Times 

Farm training the key to helping Laos human trafficking survivors
Human trafficking is widespread in South-East Asia and in rural areas of Laos young women and girls are at a high risk of being trapped in the Thai sex trade.

Lao gov’t to boost women’s role in leadership: report
The Lao government has continued to pursue a policy of encouraging more women to play a role in the country’s leadership, and vowed to increase the number of women in leading positions in state departments, said local daily Vientiane Times on Wednesday.
Xinhua Net 

Illegal, foreign-owned clinics under scrutiny amid public complaints
Health authorities in Vientiane will investigate illegally-operated, foreign-owned clinics following numerous complaints by patients about high fees and substandard services.
Vientiane Times 

Presidential Office Minister Receives New R. Korean Ambassador
Minister and Head of Presidential Office Khammeung Phongthady received in Vientiane on Mar 6 a courtesy call from the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Lao PDR Shin Sung Soon as the latter has been recently appointed to the post.
Lao News Agency

Preserve natural environment and culture, PM advises
Laos should preserve and protect its natural environment and its cultural traditions if the country wants to attract more foreign visitors.
Vientiane Times 

Govt provides more scholarships to encourage university attendance
More than 2,000 students are expected to receive government scholarships for bachelor degrees at Lao universities, as part of efforts to give more young people a university education.
Vientiane Times 


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