Lao Morning News For April 21

Lao Morning News For April 21

Lao PDR morning news

Lao companies to benefit from railway project: Officials
Officials in charge have confirmed that Lao construction companies will benefit from the almost-US$6 billion railway project linking Vientiane to the Chinese border.
Vientiane Times

National Assembly to open third session
The third ordinary session of the National Assembly (NA)’s Eighth Legislature will take place on April 25 through May 18, with economic, financial, legislative, and judiciary issues to be topics of debate.
Vientiane Times

Gov’t Issues Decision Banning Finance Officials from Making Fake Reports
Minister of Finance Mr Somdy Douangdy has issued decision No 1124 imposing 10 prohibitions for financial officials and civil servants at all levels to obey.
Lao News Agency

Bank of Lao PDR Shuts Down Real Estate Leasing Company and Three Pawnshops
The Bank of Lao PDR has ordered a real estate leasing company and three pawnshops in Vientiane Capital to shut down business operations.
Lao News Agency

Lao businesses face ‘high logistics costs’
HIGH LOGISTICS costs in Laos are still a major obstruction for business operations throughout the domestic private sector and can also deter investors, a recent study suggests.
The Nation

Laos identifies tourism objectives
Lao PDR’s Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism plans to develop tourist attractions across the country through to 2020 to offer more travel choices and attract more visitors to the country.
TTR Weekly

Observe 10 prohibitions or face punishment, finance officials warned
Finance officials are being warned to observe the newly imposed so-called 10- prohibition rule or be subjected to disciplinary measures and punishment under law.
Vientiane Times

Clean, organic agriculture production set to expand
Expanding clean agriculture production to supply market demands together with improved international market access can serve to catalyse growth in the Lao organic produce sector, an audience including the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry was told yesterday.
Vientiane Times

Vice President Tackles Corruption Within Organizations
Organization directors have been notified by Vice President Phankham Viphavanh that corruption uncovered within their organization, including subordinates serving under their supervision, will not be tolerated and will lead to dismissal.
The Laotian Times

Thai man arrested for smuggling sperm to Laos
Thai authorities arrested a man trying to smuggle six vials of sperm into Laos, a customs officer said Thursday, the latest sign that a commercial surrogacy industry is growing in the opaque communist country following curbs
around the region.
Times LIVE

Minister of Health in Washington DC to Discuss Access to Water for All
Minister of Health Mr Bounkong Syhavong is leading the Lao delegation to a high level meeting conducted in Washington DC, USA from April 19-20 by the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership with ministers of finance and water and sanitation from around the world.
Lao News Agency

Photo Exhibition Marks MRC’s 22nd Anniversary
In commemoration of the Mekong River Commission’s 22nd birthday, the Mekong Day, it launched a photo exhibition early this month celebrating the Mekong’s diverse life, culture and development with dozens of photos taken in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam.
Lao News Agency

Ministry of Finance Opens Hotline for Public
The Prime Minister’s Office has established a hotline for the general public to utilize, if and when members of the community wish to be heard about concerns they may have on financial matters.
The Laotian Times

Chinese-created drama premiered in Laos
The first stage of the song and dance drama “Kampha and Ivory Princess”, created by a Chinese company Mekong International Co., Ltd, was premiered in Lao capital Vientiane on Wednesday night.


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