Lao morning news for December 11

Lao morning news for December 11

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Thailand Hopes to Attract Affluent Lao Tourists
Thailand will push health and wellness tourism and shopping to attract high-income tourists from Laos.
— The Laotian Times

Foreign ministry seeks ways to boost economic growth in Laos
To this end, the ministry organised the 14th Foreign Affairs Meeting and also met with the business sector to discuss what the foreign ministry can do to help promote trade connections between Laos and international communities.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Switzerland increases employment opportunities for local disadvantaged in Laos
Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Kikeo Chanthaboury and Regional Director for Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Mr Jean-Francois Cuenod signed an agreement on Friday to support vocational education and improve the employment chances of local disadvantaged people.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Nutrition Forum Takes Stock of Progress on Nutrition of Lao Children
Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone, chaired the 5th annual National Nutrition Forum and the National Nutrition Committee meeting on Tuesday.

DPM urges ongoing investment in nutrition
Laos will continue to promote investment in nutrition at the local level to create communities that can sustainably produce and have access to nutritious food.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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Irrigation Upgrade Boosts Hinboun Farmers
Farmers in two villages of Hinboun district, Khammuan province, have taken control of a new irrigation system built by the Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC).

Women and girls’ pathway to a life free from violence in Lao People’s Democratic Republic
La* spends her days providing support to survivors of violence and human trafficking in Vientiane, the capital of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Then at night, she goes home to an abusive husband.

First Russian-Lao joint drills start in Laos
The first Russian-Lao joint military exercises Laros 2019 kicked off on Tuesday at the Ban Peng training ground in Laos, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
— Xinhua

Reproductive health challenges remain for impoverished women: Lao officials
Lao authorities say that while the majority of people now have access to better quality medical services, access to reproductive health services remains a challenge for many, especially impoverished women.
— Xinhua 

Vientiane, Pakxe set in motion wastewater, solids treatment project
Authorities officially launched the ‘Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Capacity Building Project for City Environment Improvement in Laos’ project in Vientiane on Monday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

General public seeking salary hike amid growing inflation
Speaking at the end of the NA conference on Friday, NA Secretariat Head, Mrs Suansavanh Viyaket said the parliament opened a hotline to welcome public recommendations on what the NA should pay attention to.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

LFTU and CARE International launch STOP Sexual Harassment Prevention Package in Vientiane
The STOP Sexual Harassment Prevention Package was launched during a ceremony held at Chao Anouvong Park on the Mekong riverside in Chanthabouly district of Vientiane.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Ms Vinada Phisalath wins Miss Laos-2019 title
Ms Vinada Phisalath won the contest by answering a question on how to conserve traditional wisdom. She demonstrated knowledge of handicrafts that symbolise Luang Prabang and traditional food which everyone should be conserving.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Experts workshop ideas for research-based green master’s curriculum
Government officials joined National University of Laos (NUOL) and partner organisation representatives at a workshop recently to exchange ideas on the draft curriculum for the Master of Science Programme on Green Innovation for Environmental Management (GIEM).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Public, private sectors address Japanese business constraints in Laos
Representatives of the public and private sectors from Laos and Japan met in Vientiane on Monday to discuss addressing constraints for Japanese firms doing business in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


Feature photo Ashley Scott Kelly 

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Mountain Day, December 11.


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