Lao Morning News For April 10

Lao Morning News For April 10

Lao PDR morning news

Laos witnesses slight drop in tourism revenue in 2016
Tourism injected more than 724 million U.S. dollars into Laos’ national budget during 2016, according to the latest data from the Tourism Development Department under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism on Sunday.

China reclaims top foreign investor spot in 2016
China overtook Vietnam to reclaim the number one position as the largest foreign investor in Laos last year, according to an annual report from the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Vientiane Times

Lao Airlines arranging extra New Year flights
Lao Airlines will schedule an additional two flights daily on the Vientiane-Luang Prabang route for the five day Lao New Year holiday, a Lao Airlines marketing official said.
Vientiane Times

ASEAN Needs to Emphasise Importance of Socio-Cultural Pillar, Says ASEAN Deputy Secretary
In addition to the very important aspects of economic community and economic integration, ASEAN member countries need to emphasise the importance of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), ASEAN Deputy Secretary General Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee has said.
Lao News Agency

Vientiane Needs Proper Strategy to Control Dengue
A seminar on mobilising a community campaign to participate in dengue prevention and control was held in Vientiane Capital on April 6 to push the Ministry of Health to have a proper strategy on dengue fever control in 2017.
Lao News Agency

Construction of China-Laos railway speeding up before rainy season
“This is my office, and also my bedroom,” Project Manager Cai Li told Xinhua reporter while pointing at a small tent amid the roar of generator.

News Analysis: How can Laos retain economic growth motivation in 2017
Lao government set its target of economic development in 2017 at seven percent, one of the highest among regional countries.

Win a $250,000 Dream Life in Laos By Making a Two-minute Video
Canadian filmmaker Isabel Dréan will be giving one lucky winner the $250,000 dream life she created for herself in Laos.

Buying That Luang Condos Will Not Grant Lao Citizenship
The That Luang Swamp Special Economic Zone Committee has disclaimed international news reports that foreigners who purchase a condominium in the new That Luang Swamp Special Economic Zone will automatically be granted Lao citizenship.
Lao News Agency

Houaphanh; over 20,000 Children Expected to Benefit from Nutritional Programme
More than 20,000 children under the age of five are expected to benefit from the National Nutrition Initiative Programme implemented by UNICEF Lao PDR in six targeted districts in Huaphan Province over the next five years.
Lao News Agency

Thailand repeats request for Laos to arrest ‘Kotee’
Thailand has repeated its request for Laos to arrest hardcore red-shirt leader Wuthipong Kochathamakun, alias Kotee, as it believes the fugitive is continuing to stir up political trouble.
Bangkok Post

Laos moves to ensure progress
THE GOVERNMENT is creating new decrees to ensure the sustainable development of special economic zones in ways that yield strong benefits.
The Nation

Vietnam holds “Miss Vientiane 2017 Contest”
A contestant participates in “Miss Vientiane 2017 Contest” in Vientiane, Laos,
April 8, 2017. Winners of the “Miss Vientiane 2017 Contest” will join the coming celebration parade of the Lao New Year, and to promote Laos’ traditional culture.
Global Times

Over 200 families to relocate for Pakbaeng dam
Over 200 families in seven villages of Pakbaeng district in Oudomxay province are set to move to higher ground and new sites to make way for construction of the Pakbaeng hydropower project.
Vientiane Times


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