Two teams of Lao students from the National University of Laos won prizes at the Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance (YICGG) in Nanning, China on Jan 12-16 for innovative projects.
Each team containing three students who came from the faculties of Natural Science, Social, Environment and Forestry, National University of Laos went to the competition under theme of “Sustainable Climate Change and Disaster Protection”.
The first team won in the category of innovation for their use of pandan leaves in reducing eutrophication (a form of water pollution). The team was awarded 3,000 yuan (over US$400) in cash.
The second team won 10,000 yuan in cash for executing a project they proposed using bamboo rafts on water sources to prevent evaporation.
Two years ago, Lao students of the National University of Laos also won at the YICGG competition which drew also drew teams from four ASEAN countries including Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam and the host country China.
On 28 February, the National University of Laos organized a meeting to disseminate the results of the YICGG competition recognize the winning Lao students. The meeting was also held to create interest among students in scientific research and the use of innovative ideas.
The university hopes that the meeting will encourage students to begin preparing for next year’s Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance.
Source: Lao News Agency