Lao morning news for October 16

Lao morning news for October 16
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Lao PDR morning newsFrance, UNICEF Renew Commitment To Strengthen Child Protection System In Lao PDR
The Ambassador of France to the Lao PDR, Florence Jeanblanc-Risler, and Octavian Bivol, UNICEF Representative, signed on Oct 10 a new agreement to continue working together towards child protection system strengthening in Laos with a focus on the development and implementation of a regulatory framework on national and international adoptions.
— Lao News Agency

SK E&C’s attempts to cut costs led to design changes that resulted in collapse of dam in Laos
SK E&C attempted to earn excessive profits with changes to the format and design of a dam in Laos that eventually collapsed last July, an internal document confirmed on Oct. 14. Indeed, the heights of the collapsed dam and other auxiliary dams handled by SK E&C were an average of 6.5m lower than in the basic design diagrams included in the document.
— Hani.Co.Kr

Chinese Tourism Benefits Few in Laos, Sources Say
Moves in Laos to promote Chinese tourism in the coming year will benefit mainly Chinese businesses already established in the impoverished Southeast Asian country, with ordinary Lao citizens less likely to cash in, Lao sources say.
— Radio Free Asia

Vietnam rabies conference reveals objectives, Reports 67 human rabies deaths to date in 2018
The Vietnam Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in coordination with Lao Cai People’s Committee and international organizations co-organized the conference “Rabies prevention and control in key provinces” and the World Rabies Day response meeting on “Rabies, sharing the message. Saving lives” in Lao Cai city, Lao Cai province.
— Outbreak news Today

Maybank spends rm1.8m to expand women eco-weavers initiative in Asean
VIENTIANE: Maybank Foundation has spent RM1.8 million to expand its Maybank Women Eco-Weavers initiative to preserve, sustain and promote traditional textile making techniques in Asean.
— Daily Express

LAO TECHMART – 2018 Promotes Innovation & Technology
“The LAO TECHMART-2018 is among activities designed to help achieve strategic goals of science and technology development in order to promote technology transfer, research, innovation and technology application thus promoting socioeconomic development under the theme “Fostering Technology Cooperation for Sustainable Development”, said Minister of Science and Technology Boviengkham Vongdara.
— Lao News Agency

Ministry to expand horizons in scientific, technological research
The Ministry of Science and Technology will continue to develop the sector and facilitate innovation to meet growing regional and international competition, according to a leading official.
— Vientiane Times

Russian Army Engineers Start Clearing Lao Forest Of Unexploded Civil War Bombs – Ministry
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday that its mine clearance team had started clearing Lao forests of unexploded ordnance left over from US air raids during the 1960s civil war in Laos.
— Urdupoint

Football Fans Look to Coach V. Sundramoorthy to Spark Magic in Laos’ Lineup
Famed for audacious feats on the field on behalf of his native Singapore as a striker in the late 1980’s and into the 1990s, the former player now coach V. Sundramoorthy is set to guide a Laos national men’s team on the rise ahead of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup.
— The Laotian Times

Govt, UNFPA celebrate International Day of the Girl Child
Lao and development partner representatives came together in Vientiane on Thursday to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child (October 11) as part of efforts to realise the full potential of every girl.
— Vientiane Times


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of Rural Woman, October 15.


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Maria Mirasol Rasonable graduated with a Bachelors Degree in journalism from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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