Lao Morning News For April 27

Lao Morning News For April 27

Lao PDR morning news

Major deals signed as Vietnam PM visits
Laos and Vietnam have inked deals worth multi-millions of US dollars during a two-day official visit by Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc from April 26-27 that concludes today.
Vientiane Times

Opportunities in Laos for Vietnamese companies
The Vietnam Trade Fair – Laos in 2017 will be held from June 29 to July 3 in Vientiane, capital of Laos, as part of the celebration of the 55 th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, and the 40 th of the Treaty Friendship and cooperation Vietnam -Laos.
The Vietnam Courier

KOICA pledges US$5m for skill development in Laos
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will provide grant aid of over 40 billion kip (US$ 5 million) to facilitate skills development in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Exports Increase Last Year and Get Trade Surplus
The country’s exports to neighboring countries last year reached over US$4.1 billion. The Minister of Planning and Investment, Mr Souphanh Keomixay, made a statement at the 3rd Ordinary Session of the National Assembly on April 25.
Lao News Agency

Ministry Committed to Eradicating Malaria by 2020
The Ministry of Public Health has set an ambitious plan to reduce the number of malaria infections and deaths over years to come.
Lao News Agency

Laos to Raise Standards with First National Food Safety Laboratory
As of this week, Laos has launched its first official National Food Safety Laboratory in Vientiane.
The Laotian Times

Laos Gains Access to Seaport in Vietnam
A private-state joint company has been given permission by the cabinet to develop the Vung Ang seaport project following Vietnam’s consent for Laos to utilize its’ seaport in Ha Tinh province.
The Laotian Times

Is Laos’ New Leader Really a Reformer?
Thongloun Sisoulith is trying his best to appear modest. He never expected to become Prime Minister of Laos, he says, speaking to a Thai journalist some months ago, and was unprepared when the Central Committee elected him to the position at the last Party Congress, in January 2016.
— The Diplomat

Laos registers trade surplus in first quarter
Laos has registered a US$95 million trade surplus in the first quarter of 2017 following an historic trade surplus over the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the government told the National Assembly this week.
Vientiane Times

Tobacco control needs further improvement: Minister
Laos needs to improve tobacco control so the nation can reduce the number of deaths from smoking-related illnesses, according to a leading official.
Vientiane Times

6th European Food Festival to be Held in Vientiane
The 6th European Food Festival will be held in the parking area of the National Cultural Hall in Vientiane Capital on May 6.
Lao News Agency

Job Fair to Help Businesses Recruit Graduates
The 6th Job & Education Fair has been scheduled to take place on May 19 from 8:00-16:00 at the National University of Laos’ Faculty of Engineering in Vientiane to help businesses recruit newcomers to pursue their business growth.
Lao News Agency

WWF continues to promote sustainable aquatic development in Laos
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Laos has agreed to launch the second phase of a project promoting the management and sustainable use of fisheries and aquatic natural resources in Siphandone, known as “the four thousand islands” in English.

Lao Government Should Grant Concession Leases Based on Investment: Former Official
The Lao government must grant land leases based on type of investment, according to a former official, who said a recently amended law that limits leases to 50 years would do little to curb the ill effects of gambling at
concessions where casinos are located.
Radio Free Asia

Prime Minister and spouse begin Laos visit
This is the first official visit to Laos since Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc took office and it is an important diplomatic event to herald the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017.

Chinese company to build modern agricultural industrial park in Laos
Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s Xuanye (Lao) Co., Ltd/AVIC International Beijing Co., Ltd on a modern agricultural industrial park project in Laos.


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