31 March 2021

Construction of Nateuy railway station going full speed ahead ## Nutritional status of women, children set to improve


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- Nutritional status of women, children set to improve
The Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance (SUN CSA) Laos has launched its new five-year strategy for 2021-2025, with a focus on improving the nutritional status of women and children.
Over 40 members of Lao and international organisations met for the alliance’s general meeting in Vientiane on Tuesday to share information and updates on members’ work over the past year and to develop plans for joint efforts in the coming year. . .....More >>>

- Construction of Nateuy railway station going full speed ahead
Some 40 families living near the under-construction Natuey railway station in Luang Namtha province may not all be able to relocate this year, but construction of the station is continuing unimpeded. A provincial official, Mr Chanthachone Keosavanh, said on Monday that some families had relocated to homes that had been built for them elsewhere, and they were happy with their new environment....More >>>

- Officials mull progress in occupational safety and health
Labour officials say Laos is working to protect workers in the field of occupational safety and health with the aim of reducing the number of fatal and severe occupational accidents and illnesses.
The Sustainability Workshop and Project Closure on Occupational Safety and Health Supply Chains brought officials together to discuss the progress in implementing the initiative - a Vision Zero Fund project.. ...More >>>

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- Two villages in Vientiane move forward on ESD
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