19 November 2019

Huaphan fire victims need more assistance

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- NA gives gov’t green light to bolster productivity
The National Assembly (NA) on Monday endorsed the National Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2020, giving the legal back up for the government to impose measures to strengthen productivity. Out of the 114 Assembly members who attended the 8th session of the 8th legislature on November 18, 111 voted to support the National Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2020.
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- Laos, ILO celebrate partnership in advancing workers’ rights
Laos will continue to work with its development partners, including the International Labour Organisation (ILO), to advance social justice and promote decent work for all. An event held in Vientiane on Saturday to mark the ILO Centenary and 55th anniversary of Laos’ membership in the organisation was attended by the President of the National Assembly, Mrs Pany Yathotou,
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- Huaphan fire victims need more assistance
The 31 families who lost their homes in a blaze that swept through Sonkhuaneua village in Huameuang district, Huaphan province last month have received essential supplies from generous donors but now need help to build new houses. Some 22 houses were destroyed in the blaze and eight others suffered serious damage.  The buildings that burned down were mostly made of wood.
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