20 August 2019

Agriculture ministry bolsters technical skills to improve farm production

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- Cuban embassy farewells six scholarship awardees
The Cuban Government has provided scholarships for six Lao nationals to study in Cuba at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana, as well as law and agronomy, for the academic year 2019-2020. A farewell ceremony for the scholarship awardees took place at the Embassy of Cuba last Friday evening with the Cuban Ambassador to Laos, Mr Pablo Antonio Rodríguez Vidal,
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- Floods wreak havoc in nation’s north
Some 125 families in three villages of Baeng district, Oudomxay province have been affected by floods after days of heavy rain, with property damage estimated at over 1 billion kip. Director of the provincial Labour and Social Welfare Department, Mr Somfong Sengchanthala, told Vientiane Times that flooding on August 17 hit the villages of Nahuay, Huayla and Thakard.
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- Agriculture ministry bolsters technical skills to improve farm production
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is continuing to train frontline officials so they can pass on their technical skills and improve local farmers’ yields. Some 40 people from Phongsaly, Oudomxay, Luang Namtha, Bokeo and Luang Prabang provinces, as well as Vientiane, were recently trained as trainers at the
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