Lao Morning News For August 14

Lao Morning News For August 14

Lao PDR morning newsLaos withdraws troops after Hun Sen ultimatum
Lao troops occupying territory south of the Sekong River withdrew on Saturday after Prime Minister Hun Sen gave them a six-day deadline to leave and dispatched two military brigades and members of his personal Bodyguard Unit to the border.
The Phnom Penh Post 

JICA Supports Grant Aid Project for Basic Education Development in Laos
The capacity of Laos to develop its basic education will be strengthened further thanks to project valued at JPY 1,070 million (about USD 8 million) resulted from funding and cooperation from Japan reported at the Hand-Over Ceremony of the Project for “Improving Secondary School Environment in the Southern Provinces of Lao P.D.R” on Aug 4 in Saravan Province.
Lao News Agency

Lao auditors target 590 government units
The State Audit Organisation (SAO) has vowed to expose all inappropriate use of the State budget and sectors violating financial regulations and laws.
Vientiane Times 

China backs construction of ballroom at NCC
China will fund construction of a building to be attached to the National Convention Centre (NCC) to serve as dining areas for VIP guests including heads of state, heads of government and ministers.
Vientiane Times 

LNCCI Discuses Strategic Action Plan 2018 – 2020
Representatives of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) on Aug 9 met in Vientiane Capital to discuss its strategic action plan 2018 – 2020 designed to strengthen the competitiveness of Lao businesses at international arena.
Lao News Agency 

Laos continues efforts to fight against locusts
Lao agricultural officers are focusing on controlling and preventing locust outbreaks in five northern provinces following outbreaks reported in May this year.

Laos, India further enhance trade, investment, tourism cooperation
Laos and Indian businesses are committed to further enhancing their trade, investment and tourism cooperation.
Vientiane Times 

Asean’s 50th, Laos’ 20 years of membership welcomed with morning walk
The nation’s Prime Minister was among more than 1,000 walkers from ministries and international organisations to stride out upon the city’s central Lane Xang Avenue at daybreak on Saturday morning to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of Asean and 20th Anniversary of Lao PDR’s Accession to the bloc.
Vientiane Times 

Weavers raw over rising silk prices
The nation’s weavers have raised concerns about rising costs of raw silk to the highest levels as prices of finished products made from the treasured textile remain seasonally low.
Vientiane Times 

Vietnam Fatherland Front leader meets top legislator of Laos
Man said Laos is the first country he has chosen to visit since taking the top position at the VFF, and vowed to do his best to contribute to the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the Parties, States and people of Vietnam and Laos as well as to the ties between the two countries’ front organisations.
Vietnam Plus 

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