Lao Morning News For August 29

Lao Morning News For August 29

Lao PDR morning news

Laos: Banana exports drop due to tightened regulations
The export value of bananas in Laos during the first six months (Q1 and Q2) of this year decreased compared to the same period last year and is expected to decline further.
Fresh Plaza 

Gov’t Sets an Ambitious Plan to Export at least 30,000 M3 of Timber by 2020
The government has set an ambitious plan to increase the annual export of timber and teak products to China, Thailand and Vietnam to at least 30,000 cubic meters by 2020.
Lao News Agency 

Plans put in action to turn Laos into a land link, Asian editors told
Laos has taken steps to pursue its plan to build a railway network that will connect the landlocked country with its neighbours, the rest of the region and the world, railway authorities told visiting news editors from Asian countries.
Vientiane Times 

Vientiane tackling labour intensive rice farming
Vientiane is planning to reduce labour intensive rice cultivation with the number of labourers working on rice farms to be cut in half by 2020.
Vientiane Times

Gov’t Opens Lao Worker Status Adjustment Office in Thailand
The government has opened the Lao Worker Status Adjustment Office, the first of its kind, in Bangkok, Thailand on Aug 28, 2017.
Lao News Agency

Economic experts gather in Laos
The deadline for booking a place at the 41st Southeast Asian Seminar for “Economic Development in Laos and the Greater Mekong Region has been extended to 10 September.
TTR Weekly 

PM gives guidelines on government’s duties in September
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged the government to closely monitor and assess the impact of international situations on Laos, while maintaining security and social order in the run up to Visit Laos Year 2018.
Vientiane Times 

Govt accepting new employees as retirement replacements
Estimates for 2018 put the new intake of civil servants at about 3,000, with the actual numbers subject to final approval by the government, an official in charge said.
Vientiane Times 

Institute Francophone de Medecine Tropicale Handed over to Laos
The Institute Francophone de Medecine Tropicale (IFMT) has been handed over to the Lao Government to manage.
Lao News Agency 

Get a taste of Laos in the East Bay
One of my most memorable trips abroad was a month-long excursion to Laos, where I can still feel the heat from the som tum (green papaya salad) on my tongue. It was a trip that introduced me to the wonders of padaek (fermented fish sauce) and lemongrass.
Berkeleyside 

Rebooted franchise: The Lao Connection
An international drug-dealing duo ended up cornered by authorities from both their nations in Stung Treng on Friday.
The Phnom Penh Post 

 

Feature photo ILO in Asia and the Pacific/ Adri Berger
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