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14 October 2019

Govt, UNFPA celebrate International Day of the Girl Child

 
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- Planning ministry gets Deputy PM as new head
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has a new chief with Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone appointed to the post replacing the retiring Dr Souphan Keomixay. An official announcement of the appointment took place at the ministry on Friday, when Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith presided over the ceremony.
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- Lao Press launches new Chinese, Lao language websites
Lao Press in Foreign Languages has officially launched Chinese and Lao language news websites, aiming to broaden its customer base and reach a wider audience. The state-run media outlet, which currently publishes the Vientiane Times in English and the online Le Renovateur in French, on Friday hosted a ceremony to unveil the new websites.
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- Govt, UNFPA celebrate International Day of the Girl Child
Laos and development partner representatives came together in Vientiane on Friday to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child (October 11) and to review progress made in implementing the 2030 Noi Framework. .. More >>>

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- Lao people rally behind revival of khaen music
Hundreds of government officials, private company staff and students gathered at the National Culture Hall on Friday for a conference on ways to enhance the value of the khaen and its music among the Lao people. Speaking at the conference, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara said . .. More >>>

- Police prioritising security during boat racing festival
Vientiane authorities are warning people heading for today’s boat racing festival (October 14) to make sure their possessions are safe and to do everything possible to prevent road accidents. Almost 1,000 police officers and volunteers have been stationed around the festival site from October 10-14 to ensure public safety. ... More >>>

- Vientiane school, int’l language institute ink English curriculum deal
The privately-owned Haakkeo School in Vientiane is set to offer a new curriculum to develop English as a second language following the signing of an agreement with Australia’s International House Sydney. The new “Development of English as a Second Language (ESL) for Teaching and Learning in the Lao PDR” curriculum is expected to commence during the current 2019-2020 academic year.. .. More >>>

- Experts review draft of presidential decree on administrative case proceedings
Government officials and representatives of the Institute for Legal Support and Technical Assistance (ILSTA) last week met in Xieng Khuang province to discuss a draft presidential decree on administrative case proceedings in Laos.  ... More >>>

- New school in Xayaboury set for completion this month
A new secondary school in Napoung village, Hongsa district, Xayaboury province is on track for completion at the end of this month with workers now putting the finishing touches. ... More >>>

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Attapeu suffers more road damage in latest round of floods

Many roads in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, sustained further damage in recent flooding and the district Public Works and Transport office is getting to grips with the situation. Some sections have already been patched up where conditions were dangerous.
A senior official from the office, Mr Sython Syphasert, said the damaged roads included Nos. 9041, 9003 and 9004. Some roads that were previously impassable are now open to traffic. Mr Sython said 12 eroded sections of National Road 18A will undergo repairs soon. .... More >>>

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Hitachi expands elevator, escalator, travelator business in Laos
The Hitachi Ltd. international standard company in Japan, in cooperation with Siam-Hitachi Elevators Co., Ltd., Hitachi’s elevator manufacturer .... More >>>

Kai Overdance releases exciting new single, MV
Pop diva Kai Overdance has released a new song and music video titled ‘’Yamasoon’’ which introduces a new musical style from the veteran singer.. ....More >>>

Develop and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote mental health

Suicide is a public health problem. An estimated 800,000 people globally lose their life to suicide every year, equating to around one person every 40 seconds. Suicide is the leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29, with people of all ages vulnerable.

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Colombian peace process moves forward through challenging period: UN envoy
UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua) -- The top UN envoy in Colombia said Thursday that the peace process has continued to.. More >>>

What can we do to prevent natural disasters and reduce their impacts?Natural disasters occur every year and Laos especially is vulnerable to the effects of weather extremes as a result of poor infrastructure and low resilience, with the majority.... More >>>

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Luang Prabang: still a visitor’s dream I’ve been to Luang Prabang many times and like most people I think it’s a stunning town, .... More >>>

Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Mr Savankhone Razmountry (centre), Editor-in-Chief of Lao Press in Foreign Languages Mr Thonglor Duangsavanh.... More >>>

Social media workshop 
Young Entrepreneurs for Hospitality in Vientiane invite you to a free workshop titled “Using social media for the hospitality business”. There are places for 20 people, so register quickly.
When: Apply by October 16. Workshop takes place on October 25-26.
Where: Apply online at https://forms.gle/6pEkbdkpfRfYowo28
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