Lao Morning News For April 7

Lao Morning News For April 7

Lao PDR morning news

SEZ management decree under scrutiny, aiming to draw more investors
The government is creating new decrees to ensure the sustainable development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in ways that yield strong benefits.
Vientiane Times

Solid growth expected for Laos this year and 2018: ADB
Laos’ economic growth is picking up in 2017 and 2018, supported by the expansion of production and sale of electricity, buoyant services sector growth, and construction of the cross-border railway, according to a new
report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Vientiane Times

NA President Receives Vietnam’s Leader Delegation
The president of the National Assembly, Ms Pany Yathortou, received a courtesy call from Vietnam’s leader delegation during working visit to the Lao PDR from April 3 to 7.
Lao News Agency

Laos Expected to Enjoy Economic Growth through 2018
The Lao PDR’s economic growth is picking up this year and is expected to continue growing in 2018, supported by the expansion of production, sale of electricity, buoyant service sector growth, and construction of the cross-
border railway project, an Asian Development Bank report pointed out.
Lao News Agency

ASEAN to deepen and broaden cooperation in disaster management and emergency response
Leaders from ASEAN National Disaster Management Organisations gathered in Vientiane, Lao PDR from 4-6 April 2017 for the 30th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM), which was convened in conjunction with the 5th Governing Board Meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre)
— ReliefWeb

Lao gov’t aims to promote SEZ management
The Lao government is composing new decrees to ensure the sustainable development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in ways that yield strong benefits.

Attracting more tourists the key to aviation growth
The lack of tourists is among the main reasons for the closure of Attapeu International Airport in recent months, according to senior officials.
Vientiane Times

Laos marks World Health Day, focusing on depression prevention
The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation to Laos are marking World Health Day, which is observed annually on April 7.
Vientiane Times

Govt Generously Pours Billions of Kip Into Xiengkhouang Stadium
The Lao Government poured more than 215 billion kip into the construction of the stadium where the opening and closing ceremonies of the coming 11th National Sport Games will be held, hosted by Xiengkhuang Province.
Lao News Agency

Lao PDR Hosts Meeting on Right to Peace
The Lao PDR hosted the 2nd Coordination Meeting for the Thematic Study on the Right to Peace on April 5 in Vientiane.
Lao News Agency

I was ready to quit nursing until I went to work in a Laos hospital
I didn’t go into nursing ignorant of the challenges ahead. I’d witnessed the enormous toll it can take emotionally and physically, and was exposed to the seemingly constant negative press surrounding the NHS about overworked staff and a broken system.
The Guardian

Tension Flares Up Again on Cambodia’s Border With Laos
Dozens of Laotian soldiers started building a post on a disputed tract of land along the border on Thursday, breaking a deal made just a day earlier between Laos and Cambodia to withdraw forces until after the Khmer New Year.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Vans operating on Thai-Lao border fully comply with traffic laws
Ahead of the Songkran Festival, all vans operating across the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge in Nong Khai have been improved to meet safety requirements.


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