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Borikhamxay provincial authorities present over 147  million kip to the  Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng (front right) to provide ongoing disaster assistance to people in southern provinces of Laos who were impacted by flash flooding earlier this year.

Participants come together on Wednesday after the agreement-signing ceremony to launch the Home Textiles - Laos project to help the home textile sector improve its export position on the European market by removing export marketing related bottlenecks.


(Left to right) A representative from PentaGate Company Limited; Director of Machinery and Public Procurement Department of POSCO International Corporation, Mr Dae-Young Kim; Director General of Planning and Cooperation Department, Mr Khampheth Vongdara and a representative from the Institute of Technology, Computers and Electronics under the Ministry of Science and Technology attend a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signing to conduct a feasibility study using big data technology from South Korea to collect data on labourers in Laos. The MOU is aiming to study the labour management system to increase the quality of data collection on both local and foreign workers in Laos, as well as Lao labourers working abroad. The study will take about five months.

Now is the season for local people to pump water out and catch fish from their ponds. While it makes fishing easy some question the sustainability of the practice as tends to kill almost all aquatic life.                                                              --Photo Patithin

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