24 May 2019

Medics assess progress at annual gynaecology and obstetrics conference


- Khammuan to have exciting new tourist attraction
Adventure activities for tourists are planned for Phou Phamarn hill in Khounkham district, Khammuan province, with the project to be undertaken by Green Discovery Laos. Member of the Board of Directors of the Guide Association, Mr Inthy Deuansavanh, who owns Green Discovery Laos, told Vientiane Times the site already has visitor facilities such as a viewpoint, toilets, and an information centre. Green Discovery now plans to install zip-lines, a canopy walkway through the trees, and arrange hikes led by guides through forested areas to observe wildlife. ... More >>>

- Govt vows to further improve business environment 
The government cabinet has pledged to continue efforts to streamline procedures to better facilitate business operations. The commitment was made as the cabinet concluded its monthly meeting for May which ended yesterday, according to a press statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. .. More >>>

- Medics assess progress at annual gynaecology and obstetrics conference
Ministry of Health officials working in the field of gynaecology and obstetrics met in Vientiane for their annual meeting yesterday to review progress and discuss plans for 2019. Participants reported on the progress of their activities and shared future plans.
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- Budget constraints hamper management of natural disasters
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- Laos, Korea assess projects to provide vocational training for women
The Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family has been providing support to the Lao Women’s Training Centre, run by the Lao Women’s Union, for the provision of vocational courses for marginalised women. A consultative meeting on the three-year project (from 2016-2018) took place yesterday in Vientiane between officials from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, and the Lao Women’s Union.... More >>>

- Rural women get vocational
training to boost their job prospects
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- City explores garbage management strategies
Vientiane authorities are exploring new waste management and disposal strategies that it is hoped will enable the city to meet accepted standards of hygiene and cleanliness while also coping with a growing industrial sector and population.
Representatives of the Vientiane City Office for Management and Service (VCOMS) met with students and academics from the National University of Laos on Wednesday to discuss garbage management. ... More >>>


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