20 September 2019

Laos highlights nutrition as Asean tackles human capital development

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- Int’l experts note Lao enthusiasm for Hin Nam No promotion, safeguards
International experts have observed the Lao government’s passion for promoting and safeguarding natural heritage through its efforts in applying for Hin Nam No National Protected Area as a World Heritage site. ... More >>>

- Lao, Thai media exchange views on further cooperation
A Lao media delegation visited Thailand from September 10-13 as part of ongoing efforts to promote cooperation and exchange experiences between the two nations in the field.  The four-day call by the delegation was part of the ‘Lao media visit Thailand’ project, which is an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and implemented by the Royal Thai Embassy to Laos.
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- Laos highlights nutrition as Asean tackles human capital development
Senior representatives from Asean member countries and development partners met in Bangkok, Thailand, recently to discuss strategies to accelerate regional human capital development through integrated policy investments and innovative policy reforms.
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- Savannakhet shortens investment permit procedures
Authorities in Savannakhet province have streamlined procedures that significantly shorten the time required to get a permit to start a business.
Investment permits for uncomplicated concession projects can be issued within 15 days instead of 65 days as previously required, according to the provincial Planning and Investment Department, citing the new procedures. 
The new regulation has been piloted since late June to speed up permits to start a business across various investment categories in the central province.
“Savannakhet is one of the very first provinces that interpreted Prime Ministerial Order No. 2 into its legislation to streamline the starting a business procedure,” Director of the department Mr Valiya Sichanthongthip told Vientiane Times recently... .. More >>>

- Educational promotion foundation to benefit monks
The Sangha Educational Promotion Foundation, a non-profit organisation that has activities nationwide, has been launched to assist monks in gaining access to religious education.... More >>>

- Ministry works on tourism accommodation upgrade
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism will continue to rank tourist accommodation in the country as part of its efforts to improve tourism facilities and offer more choice to visitors. .. More >>>

- Lao, Singaporean students successfully complete cultural exchange programme
Lao students have benefitted from the Temasek Foundation Specialists’ Community Action and Leadership Exchange Programme (TF SCALE) which wrapped up in Vientiane.... More >>>


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Savannakhet police seize 60,000 amphetamine tablets

Police in Savannakhet province arrested an alleged drug dealer and seized 60,000 amphetamine tablets from him to hide in a forest of Km 35 village, Champhon district, on September 8.
Police in Savannakhet received information about the drug dealer, Mr Sombat, resident of Na-oudom village, Songkhon district, and that he was heading to Road No 13 South along the area of Km 35 village, Champhon district, to seal a drug deal.
Police formed a special unit to trail him. At 3.13 pm, police saw a VIGO pick-up truck parked along the area of Km 35 village. When Mr Sombat stepped out from it, police arrested him. However, the driver managed to escape. . .... More >>>




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UK Minister Heather Wheeler visits Laos
The British Minister for Asia and the Pacific visits South East Asia to discuss strengthening ties with the region, the role of women, environmental conservation, and de-mining....
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Mister Global Laos 2019 unveils national costume for contest in Thailand 
Mister Global Laos 2019, Kiengkai Xouansouandao, has unveiled the national costume that he will wear at the Mister Global 2019 contest in Thailand....More >>>

Traditional banana leaf - the real mak khuauy of Lao cuisine
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Hin Nam No on track to achieving UNESCO Natural World Heritage status The effectiveness of the collaborative management of the .... More >>>

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Free rabies vaccines

The public are invited to bring their dogs, cats and other pet mammals to get free vaccines against rabies to mark World Rabies Day, which annually observes on September 28.
When: Friday, September 27, starting from 8:30am
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