Lao Morning News For May 1

Lao Morning News For May 1
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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR To Increase Productivity And Quality In Agriculture
More than 140,000 people will benefit from efforts to make rice, maize, and produce farming more productive and profitable, through the Lao PDR Agriculture Competitiveness Project, approved on Apr 26, 2018 in Washington DC, USA by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors.
Lao News Agency

Dolphins, Fish Stocks Decline Downstream of Laos’s Don Sahong Dam
Irrawaddy dolphins, a freshwater mammal species now making a comeback in Cambodia, are under increasing threat of extinction in neighboring Laos, where their numbers have dwindled to four under pressure from illegal fishing and construction of the Don Sahong dam on the Mekong River, sources say.
Radio Free Asia 

Dozens Of Officials Equipped With Knowledge Of Public Policy And Administrative Reform
The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded one-week training course on “Public Policy and Administrative Reform” for 25 Lao government officials from April 23-27.
Lao News Agency 

Hydro companies power up awareness among technical students
Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC), Theun Hinboun Power Company (THPC), and Faculty of Engineering, National University of Laos conducted a seminar for Lao German Technical College (LGTC) students to raise awareness about hydropower and enhance capacity building in the sector.
Vientiane Times 

Auto One Billion Complete Car Services Opened
Auto One Billion Complete Car Services was officially opened in the participation of Minister of Science and Technology Boviengkham Vongdara, Vice Governor of the Bank of the Lao PDR Sonexay Sitphaxay.
Lao News Agency

Laos, Thailand to jointly promote arts and culture
Laos has cooperated with Thailand to develop arts and culture in the two countries and to upgrade the skills of teachers and students in technical matters.
Vientiane Times 

Vietnam Share Experiences In Taking Votes Of Confidence With Laos
Vietnam shared experiences with Laos in casting votes of confidence on persons holding positions elected or ratified by the National Assembly or the provincial People’s Councils at a seminar in Vientiane on Apr 24.
Lao News Agency 

Riding Airwaves To Reach The Unreached
What do a 50-year-old village chief, a 33-year-old teacher, and a 40-year-old farmer from different ethnic communities with varying backgrounds and functions have in common?
Lao News Agency 

Electricians without borders illuminate villages
More than 300 families in rural areas of Phongsaly district, Phongsaly province will benefit from a new development project designed to give access to electricity and develop income-generating activities, launched by Electriciens sans Frontières (the French INGO ESF).
Vientiane Times 

Laos Welcomes Inter-Korean Summit Outcome
Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith on Apr 28 issued a statement saying that the Lao PDR welcomes the successful outcome of the historic Summit of the Leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) on April 27 2018.
Lao News Agency


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