Lao Morning News For August 28

Lao Morning News For August 28

Lao PDR morning newsLao government to limit civil servants number
The Lao government will employ only as many new staff as needed to fill the vacancies created by retiring officials, while also attempting to ensure that civil servants are more productive, the government has decided at a weekend meeting.
Xinhua 

China-Laos railway enters phase of comprehensive construction
The Laos-China Railway Company announced on Sunday that the China-Laos railway project has entered the phase of comprehensive construction in an orderly and effective way.
Xinhua 

Hydropower, resources to spur Lao’s ties with region
THE ABUNDANT natural resources of Laos, including its vast hydropower potential and food resources, could help drive economic cooperation with the region and the rest of the world, according to a leading young Lao businessman.
The Nation 

Laos striving to graduate from LDC status, Asian editors told
The government is pursuing its mission to remove Laos from Least Developed Country (LDC) status by 2020 and become an upper middle income country by 2030, a senior government official told Asia News Network (ANN) editors last week.
Vientiane Times

Livestock exports decline over half year
Livestock exports, especially buffalo and cattle, decreased by about 20 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year due to a shortage of supply.
Vientiane Times 

Investor Granted a 30-year Concession to Renovate Wat Xieng Khuan
Hadxayfong Authorities have authorised Lao International Travel and Investment Co., Ltd. to renovate Wat Xieng Khuan, also known as Buddha Park to make it more attractive to domestic and foreigner visitors.
Lao News Agency 

Laos, Australia to enhance long-standing defence cooperation
Australia and the Lao PDR will look to build on their long-standing defence cooperation following the first ever visit by an Australian Minister for Defence to Vientiane on August 24.
Vientiane Times 

Sisattanak police search for stolen Buddha images
Sisattanak police and authorities are searching for two sacred Buddha images that were stolen from Kaoyod temple in Sisattanak district, Vientiane, recently.
Vientiane Times 

Sikhottabong nightclubs under threat of closure
Sikhottabong district authorities will order nightclubs to close their doors if they are found to be in breach of the regulations next month.
Vientiane Times 

US Ambassador Inspects US-funded Project Progress
The US Ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter on Aug 24 visited the Centre for HIV/AIDS and STI, the Maternal and Child Health Centre, and the Laboratory and Epidemiology Centre at the Ministry of health to find out whether the funding provided by the US government to these centres is spent effectively.
Lao News Agency 

Teakwood Plantation Promotion Discussed in Luang Prabang
The Agriculture and Forestry Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, in cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature Laos (WWF-Laos) and relevant sectors held on Aug 24-25, 2017 a meeting to discuss the promotion of teakwood plantation and processing and the marketing of teakwood products in local and overseas markets.
Lao News Agency 

 

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