Lao morning news for January 31

Lao morning news for January 31

Lao PDR morning newsPM urges labour officials to improve workforce skills
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith yesterday advised labour and social welfare authorities to carry out the country’s labour skill development policy to meet the needs of the job market.
— Vientiane Times

1.2 Trillion Kip Needed For Road Renovation
The Department of Bridges and Roads has said it needs 1,200 billion kip to implement 20 projects and 148 contracts on road repair and construction nationwide.

Tanmixay-Sikeuth road upgrade delayed by nine months
The upgrade of the 9.4-kilometre road from the Tanmixay crossroads in Xaythany district to Sikeuth junction in Naxaithong district, Vientiane, is likely to require a nine-month extension as work is running behind schedule.
— Vientiane Times

LPRP congratulates CPV on 89th founding anniversary
A delegation from the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, led by its head Sounthone Sayachac, visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Vientiane on January 30 to extend greetings to the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and Vietnamese people on the occasion of the CPV’s 89th foundation anniversary.
— Vietnam Plus

Khai: A gift from the Ou River
On early winter mornings the Ou River is hidden in mist. If you had never been there before, you may not sense the presence of tall karst mountains looming overhead. The water laps quietly against our fishing boat.
— China Dialogue

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Ministry keeping close check on air quality
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has been keeping a close eye on air quality in Vientiane as Bangkok suffers high pollution levels.
— Vientiane Times

Japan Supports Pediatric Project In Huaphan
The government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth over US$ 281,000 for a pediatric project in Huaphan Province, northern Laos.

Dining review: Green Papaya offers delicious Lao food, but stay away from Thai offerings
Sacramento eaters are used to getting their southeast Asian dining fix in the southern reaches of the city, but new Lao-Thai restaurant Green Papaya is so far south you might be forgiven for suspecting it’s actually in Elk Grove.
— The Sacramento Bee

Home Ground Victory As Vientiane Lions’ Ladies Capture Cup at DHL 10s
The rustic charms of Chao Anouvong Stadium in Laos’ capital were rarely stronger than last weekend as rugby players left it all on the field in Vientiane at Lao Rugby‘s DHL Rugby 10’s.
— The Laotian Times

How can agriculture in Champassak province be improved?
Mr Phouthavong Phichit, a vendor in Khong district: The Mekong River ecosystem is fairly healthy but there is too much rubbish in the water.
— Vientiane Times


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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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