Lao morning news for October 8

Lao morning news for October 8

Lao PDR morning newsLaos, EU, UNICEF to bolster information on nutrition
The European Union (EU) has forecast a budget of around US$3 million to strengthen information systems for nutrition in Laos from 2018-2021 with the project to be implemented by UNICEF.
— Vientiane Times

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc welcomes Lao counterpart
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 6 hosted a reception for his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith, who is leading a high-level delegation from the Lao Party, National Assembly, Government and Front for National Construction to pay the last tribute to Do Muoi, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee.
— Nhan Dan

Lao-Thai cooperation targeting better treatment for gastrointestinal patients
Mahosot Hospital is cooperating with experts from Asean countries including Thailand aiming to improve treatment for patients with gastrointestinal problems.
— Vientiane Times

Dancers perform traditional Lao cultural show in Vientiane
Dancers perform a traditional Lao cultural show during the “Cultural Performance Night” in Vientiane, Laos, on Oct. 6, 2018.
— Asia & Pacific

Govt to cease search operations in Sanamxay
The government is set to cease search operations in Attapeu’s Sanamxay district where many people are still missing following flash floods caused by the collapse of a dam in the southern province in July.
— Vientiane Times

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Lecturers, students enjoy NUOL Teachers’ Day celebrations
More than 400 lecturers, students and senior officials from faculties of the National University of Laos (NUOL) gathered at NUOL Stadium early on Saturday morning to take part in a walk/mini-marathon around the campus to celebrate National Teachers’ Day (October 7).
— Vientiane Times

Almost 100 Awarded Russian Scholarships
A send-off reception for the Lao scholars was held at the Embassy of Russia in Vientiane Capital on Sep 4 which was also attended by the Minister of Education and Sports Sengdeuane Lachanthaboune, the Minister of Sciences and Technology Bovengkham Vongdara, and the Ambassador of Russia to Laos Mikhail Baranov.
— Lao News Agency

Overcoming a government crackdown on social media in Laos
Inside a packed lecture hall at the American Centre in the capital Vientiane, 60 National University of Laos students sit surrounded by framed posters featuring inspirational quotes by American icons Martin Luther King Jr, Maya Angelou and Steve Jobs.
— Aljazeera

East Asia And Pacific Growth Remains Resilient Despite Heightened Global Uncertainty, WB Says
Despite a less favorable external environment, the growth outlook for developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) remains positive, according to the latest World Bank economic report on the region.
— Lao News Agency


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of the Girl Child, October 11.


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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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