15 November 2019

Govt needs stronger mechanisms to minimise financial misconduct:  NA

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- Champassak villagers set to benefit from community health project 
World Concern Lao (WCL) and the Ministry of Health are partnering in the launch of Phase 3 of the Integrated Development Project for Community Health Promotion in Phonthong district, Champassak province. The project will take place from 2020 to 2022 and will benefit more than 3,000 villagers in eight communities.
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- Champassak on track to welcome one million tourists this yearChampassak province has met with success in its efforts to attract more tourists through improved services, and visitor numbers this high season are expected to exceed 1 million. Deputy Director of the province’s Information, Culture tourist and Tourism Department, Ms Mala Chanthalam, told Vientiane Times the province has improved the standard of its hotels, restaurants and popular tourist sites.
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- Govt needs stronger mechanisms to minimise financial misconduct:  NA
National Assembly (NA) members on Thursday urged the government to impose proper measures to address violations involving state finances after learning that this kind of crime is common.
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Khammuan on track to achieve poverty alleviation goals

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