Lao Morning News For August 31

Lao Morning News For August 31

Lao PDR morning newsThai-Lao vehicle, accident insurance agreement signed
Bangkok Insurance Plc on Wednesday signed a reciprocal deal with APA Insurance of Laos on vehicle and accident cover for their respective clients during visits to the other’s country.
Bangkok Post

Unregistered Taxi Vans Increase in Number
The number of unregistered vans providing passenger service between Vientiane and northern provinces is on a rise, posing numerous challenges for those driving legally as well as causing road accidents.
Lao News Agency 

World Bank provides 250b kip for prevention of natural disasters
The World Bank has provided financing of more than 250 billion kip (US$31 million) to Laos, to implement the Lao Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management project.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Thailand Seek for Strengthening Trade, Investment and Tourism
Northern provincial authorities Luang Prabang and Xayaboury and Thailand’s Loei and Phetchabun provinces have recently met in Loei province to discuss strengthening cooperation in the frameworks of trade, investment, tourism, culture, education, sports and business operation.
Lao News Agency 

Numerous revenue leak loopholes remain, govt told
A number of loopholes remain that are resulting in leaks undermining revenue collection, members of the National Assembly (NA) told the government yesterday.
Vientiane Times 

Plan International Laos Continues Implementing WASH in Oudomxay
The Plan International Laos has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Oudomxay province to continue carrying out the integration Project Phase 2 on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Houn district.
Lao News Agency 

Renewed Focus on Lao Activist on International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Supporters of Sombath Somphone renewed their focus on the missing rural development activist on Wednesday, using the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances to press Laos to solve the nearly five-year-old mystery of his disappearance.
Radio Free Asia 

Quota review sought as volunteer teachers seek permanent roles
The Ministry of Education and Sports plans to request a review of government quotas for new civil servants in the sector as teachers serving in a volunteer capacity seek promotion to permanent roles.
Vientiane Times

Tourism officials mull ideas for development
Provincial tourism officials met yesterday to share their thoughts on the development of the industry through the Asean tourism strategic plan 2016-2025, with the aim of creating links with other countries and attracting more tourists.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Potential Products Showroom Opened
Ministry of Industry and Commerce on August 29 officially opened a potential local product showroom in the ministry to sell and promote domestic products.
Lao News Agency 

President Greets Malaysia on Her Independence Day
President Bounnhang Vorachit last week sent a message of congratulations to Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV Sultan Muhammad V of Malaysia on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Independence Day of Malaysia.
Lao News Agency 

Ha Tinh celebrates Vietnam – Laos diplomatic ties
A ceremony was held in Ha Tinh province, on August 30, to celebrate the 55th founding anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties (September 5, 1962-2017) and 40 years since the signing of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation (July 18-1977-2017).
Nhan Dan Online 

Vietnam, Laos strengthen scientific research cooperation
Politburo member, standing member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee’s Secretariat and Vice President Phankham Viphavanh hosted a reception in Vientiane, on August 29, for a Vietnamese delegation led by Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thang, Member of the Party Central Committee and President of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics.
Nhan Dan Online

Laos, Republic of Korea to deepen cooperation
Laos and the Republic of Korea agreed to increase cooperation in the socio-economic, cultural and political fields during the Lao foreign minister’s official visit to Korea.
Vientiane Times 

Alleged Lao dealer dies
A Lao man suspected of trafficking crystal meth died in Stung Treng Provincial Hospital on Monday after reportedly suffering a heart attack.
The Phnom Penh Post


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