Lao Morning News For May 10

Lao Morning News For May 10
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Lao PDR morning newsGermany provides over 67 billion kip for vocational education development
The German government has agreed to provide a grant of over 67 billion kip (EUR 6.8 million) for the Vocational Education Financing Facility (VEFF) project in Laos.
Vientiane Times 

Climate change and education agreements inked during Laos President’s state visit
Singapore and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic inked an agreement on Wednesday evening (May 9) to fight climate change and enhance sustainable development.
The Straits Times 

PM Thongloun urges media to improve quality
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged media personnel to deliver news more accurately and promptly, saying this would improve the quality and effectiveness of their work.
Vientiane Times 

‘Premium grade’ marijuana from Laos seized in Nakhon Phanom
The drug mules managed to flee, but a joint force of provincial officials, police and Navy troops on Tuesday night seized 466 kilograms of “premium-grade” marijuana and a pickup truck in Nakhon Phanom.
The Nation 

Health authorities on the alert for possible Zika virus outbreak
Health authorities will continue to collaborate with international organisations and the local population to monitor the global and national situation regarding the possibility of a Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak.
Vientiane Times

LAOS: Salesian missionaries launch new vocational training skills program for 25 youth
Salesian missionaries first began working in Laos in 2004, when five past pupils of a Salesian vocational training school in Thailand, a teacher and an Italian Salesian missionary, Father Tito Pedron, rented a house to start the Laos Project. They started with 12 students and grew rapidly.

Party central committee demands efficient rule of law
The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP)’s Central Committee agreed this week to pursue the efficient rule of law on the path to building a people’s democratic state.
Vientiane Times 

Luang Prabang, Laos: A one-minute tour
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CNN Travel 

Groundwork for Champassak embankment making good progress
A huge effort is being made to build the foundations of an embankment along the Mekong River in central Pakxe district, Champassak province.
Vientiane Times 

Hongsa Power Celebrates International Labour Day
Over 1,200 members of general public and staff of Hongsa Power Company join a passalop dance to mark the 132nd anniversary of International Labour Day, also known as May Day.
Lao News Agency 


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