Lao Morning News For August 16

Lao Morning News For August 16

Lao PDR morning newsLao firm Kolao breaks ground with Thai bond issue
LAOS-BASED Kolao Group has become the first private company from that country to tap the Thai corporate bond market, raising US$25 million in a private placement today.
The Nation 

NA, Govt discuss development impacts, compensation
The impacts on residents of government-approved development projects and concession projects by domestic and foreign investors were on the top of the agenda for discussion between National Assembly (NA) and government at a joint meeting yesterday.
Vientiane Times 

Govt officials discuss land management and development
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is focusing on land management and development around the country with aims to better manage land and prevent spread out land use.
Vientiane Times 

Chinaimo-Bo O-Xayfong Road Construction 60% Completed
The construction of a reinforced concrete road stretching 14 km from Chinaimo Roundabout in Sisattanak district to Thatkhek intersection traversing Hadxayfong district has been 60 % completed.
Lao News Agency 

Maintaining traditional Laos-Cambodia ties in mutual interests
Many people in Laos heaved a sigh of relief – perhaps also in Cambodia – after Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen agreed on Saturday to ease tensions along the border between the two countries and to strive to normalise the situation through peaceful means.
The Nation 

Child literacy, school meals in Savannakhet with US support
Efforts to improve the literacy of 40,000 school age children in Savannakhet province are proceeding after United States’ Department of Agriculture granted more than 231 billion kip (US$27 million) for the continuation of the Learning and Engaging All in Primary School (LEAPS) project over the next five years.
Vientiane Times

Qualifications up for grabs with carpentry courses undersubscribed
The search for up and coming carpenters continues as Pakpasak Technical College reemphasises its existing policy to boost student numbers studying carpentry.
Vientiane Times 

Commission discusses child protection
The National Commission for the Advancement of Women (NCEW) has discussed to prepare the reports about child trafficking, child prostitution and child pornography in Laos to submit to the committee.
Vientiane Times 

Bounthavysup Granted Right to Develop Nua Waterfall
The Bounthavysup Road and Irrigation Construction Company has been granted a right to a 70-year concessional project to turn the natural tourist site Nua waterfall into a more attractive destination in Viengxay district, Huaphan Province.
Lao News Agency

President Receives Vietnamese Delegation
President Bounnhang Vorachit received in Vientiane on Aug 10 Chairman of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front, Mr Tran Thanh Man on the occasion of his working visit to the Lao PDR.
Lao News Agency 

Lao Heritage Town to host 5th annual half marathon event
The fifth annual Run for Children “Luang Prabang Half Marathon” will be held in October this year in Lao world heritage town of Luang Prabang.
Xinhua 

Indonesia Holds Sport Events to Mark Its 72nd Independence Day in Vientiane
The Indonesian Embassy in Vientiane held sport and games events in Vientiane to commemorate the 72nd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia (Aug 17, 1945).
Lao News Agency

Singapore’s 52nd National Day Marked in Vientiane
Ambassador Dominic Goh hosted in Vientiane on Aug 10 a reception to mark the 52nd anniversary of Singaporean National Day.
Lao News Agency 

Luang Prabang Half Marathon to Be Held in October
The 5th annual Run for Children – Luang Prabang Half Marathon – will be held in October this year in the world heritage town.
Lao News Agency

 

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