August 17, 2018

Health sector reviews progress of reform

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All generous people, who wish to donate money to the floodedvictims in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, can transfer it via the BCEL's bank account of the Fund Assistance to Disaster Victims, Ministry of Labour and Social WelfareKip: 010-110-001-508-937-001Baht: 010-110-201-508-937-001US$: 010-110-101-508-937-001Swift Code: COEBLALA For more information:+856-20 556-224-77+856-20 222-385-55 +856-20 222-193-55 +856-20 995-428-69 Another way is people can donate money easily on the BCEL One Heart in BCEL One application.

- Homeless families could suffer a second round of flooding
Sanamxay district, Attapeu province: About 1,000 people now camping in the two-storey Sanamxay upper secondary school after they were made homeless by the devastating flood last month may have to move to new shelters if the current heavy rains cause further flooding.. More >>>

- New provincial Party chiefs, governors take up office

The new Party chief and acting governor of Bokeo province has assumed office to lead the Party Committee and local administration of the northern province in pursuit of greater achievements in the development process... More >>>

- Govt seeks to plug financial leaks, loopholes
All loopholes that could result in financial leaks must be plugged in order to ramp up national revenue, Deputy Prime Minister Somdy Duangdy told finance officials recently.
His comments came after at least 35 finance officials were disciplined for abuse of power as a result of the ministry’s enforcement of the so-called 10-prohibition rule issued in April last year... More >>>

Health sector reviews progress of reform
Ministry of Health officials and personnel from around the country met yesterday in Vientiane to review the progress of health sector reform for 2016-2020 and to discuss upcoming plans.  In particular, the ministry reviewed progress in implementing the five-year Health Sector Development Plan (2016-2020) and Health Sector Reform Phase II.  ... More >>>

- Khammuan villages under renewed threat of flooding
Villagers living along the Xebangfay River in Khammuan province are facing further flooding after the river has risen to dangerous levels. The Xebangfay River was measured at 15.10 metres yesterday (August 16), above the danger level of 15 metres in Mahaxay district, and recorded at 20.38 metres, .. More >>>

- Reality on Unsettled Border Areas between Laos and Cambodia
Vientiane Times is publishing the contents of a book about the Laos-Cambodia borderline situation. The book is being published section by section in issues running from April 10 to April 13....More >>>

More news stories

- Plan Int’l launches new education project in north
Plan International Laos this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the new ‘Bringing Education to All Project’ with the Ministry of Education and Sports.
This co-funded project is a collaboration between Plan, the European Union, and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. .. More >>>

- Attapeu counts the cost of aid for flood-hit students
Attapeu provincial authorities have assessed the cost of replacing school supplies such as books and pencils lost by schoolchildren after floods swept through their homes in Sanamxay district. Head of the Attapeu provincial Education and Sports Department, Mr Khamphoun Keomala, . . More >>>

- Khammuan forecasts 35 billion kip bill for post-flood restoration
Khammuan province will need about 35 billion kip for the restoration of agricultural infrastructure and facilities, which have been damaged by recent floods.
These needs were revealed at a meeting held this week in the province on the management and development of agricultural land with representatives from ... More >>>

- Japan extends support for maternal, child health services in Phongsaly
The government of Japan has provided grant assistance of more than 3 billion kip (US$355,775) to improve maternal and child health services in Phongsaly province.
According to the Embassy of Japan, the grant will fund activities in the third year of the three-year project. A signing ceremony for the grant contract took place in Vientiane yesterday between the Ambassador of Japan to Laos, .. More >>>


Don’t tie string around a limb if you’re bitten by a snake 
After hearing German specialist Dr Joerg Blessmann from the Bernard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine talk this week at Setthathirath Hospital about the dangers, prevention and treatment of snakebites, I realised that the traditional methods used in Laos to treat snakebites are completely different. . . .. More >>>


Focussed photographer shares his path to success
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and successful Lao photographer Mr Phouthanit Chanthakhamany or Tui, 28, has become popular by sharing his eye for detail in crafting beautiful images on his Facebook page.... More >>>


Waldorf School comes up with different concept for development of children
Laos Waldorf International School differs from other kindergarten schools as it focuses on developing the senses, creativity, imaginative thinking and the intellect of its students. . . . More >>>


National heroine proud to serve national development effort 
Ms Phaengphone Khanthayongthong is the 92nd person to be named a national hero and has become the 23rd woman in Laos to be honoured with this title. This recognition of her valour did not happen by chance but acknowledged the personal sacrifices she made for the revolutionary task... More >>>


Gardener her love for traditional trees speciesMs Manivanh Chanthalangsy is a diligent gardener whose love and quest to preserve traditional plant and tree species encouraged her to start a conservation campaign from her Chantha garden.   .. More >>>


President Souphanouvong, the symbol of solidarity for national liberation

This story is written to commemorate the 109th anniversary of the birth of President Souphanouvong (July 13, 1909 - July 13, 2018). ..More >>>


Hinheup eyes potential for farming, tourism to boost locals’ income
Hinheup district in Vientiane province continues to encourage local residents to grow rice, fruit trees and industrial trees and raise livestock so that they have a sustainable income..... . More >>>


Boun Khao Phansa celebrates start of Buddhist Lent
The Buddhist Lent festival (Boun Khao Phansa) takes place today when people nationwide mark the occasion by going to their local temple in the early morning to give alms.... More >>>


The lure of the sacred manikhot tree at Khonphapheng waterfall
When visitors go to see the stunning Khonphaphheng waterfall on the Mekong River in Champassak province in southern Laos.. .. More >>>


Salakham Marsh - a wonderful scenic area for visitors
Well known as one of the big companies operating in Laos, the Mittaphap Development Agriculture Company has reaffirmed its commitment to the development .. .More >>>


Dance contest promotes youthful talent
The final round of a dance contest took place at the Vientiane Centre on Wednesday, featuring 14 teams of youngsters from around Vientiane and the provinces....More >>>


Lao journalists pursue ethics in the course of their work
State-run media agencies do their best to comply with professional ethics, and to follow the rules of their workplace. Reporters understand that, although they may sometimes be slow...More >>>

World news

Singapore calls for Asean cooperation in cyber security
Singapore asked Asean nations last week to tighten their cooperation on cyber security to prevent internet crime, during a meeting with Singapore’s Cyber Security Agency (CSA). . More >>>


France offers diversity of cooperation with Laos
The historical ties between France and Laos make the two countries special partners in a variety of important fields.
France assists Laos in its development through support for urban and rural development, the health sector, and the preservation of heritage. . ..More >>>


What are your thoughts on the proposal to mete out harsher penalties to dangerous drivers?
The traffic police plan to tighten the screws on motorists who drive dangerously or carelessly, especially those who drive when drunk. Under the proposal, ... More >>>


Lao girls to train in Japan for AFC Championship qualifiers
The Lao team will train at the J-Green Sakai Dream Camp in Osaka, Japan, from August 22-30 to prepare for the 2019 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship qualifiers in Mongolia from September 15-23.
...More >>>

Dining Out

Longstanding Vientiane eatery celebrates 20 years of success
Khop Chai Deu restaurant has been serving up delicious dishes for over 20 years and is a well established favourite among locals. . . . . More >>>


Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information
A quick glance into the library and one might not see many people there. But nowadays that’s not such a strange sight because fewer people enjoy reading books at the library. ... . More >>>


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