Lao Morning News For December 1

Lao Morning News For December 1

Lao PDR morning newsVietnam’s company to plant 500 ha of rubber in Laos
Quang Tri Rubber Co. Ldt., a subsidy of the under the Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG), will plant 500 hectares of rubber and build a rubber processing factory in Saravane province, Laos under a land leasing contract signed on November 29 in Vientiane.
Nhan Dan Online 

ADB and World Bank Assistance Push GDP Growth at 7%
Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank (WB)’s financial support and technical assistance to Laos are considered as the key drivers and crucial contributions to stabilize the GDP growth at 7% in 2017, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, Mr Kikeo Chanthabourly.
Lao News Agency 

Feasibility study completed for Laos-Vietnam railway
Feasibility study of a proposed railway to link Lao capital Vientiane with Vung Ang Seaport in Vietnam has been completed, officials said on Thursday.
Xinhua Net 

New Governor of Laos’ Attapeu Province Pledges to Deliver Justice in Logging Scandal
The new governor of southeastern Laos’ Attapeu province has assured the public that he will hold responsible people involved in an illegal logging scheme that led to the seizure of 27 trucks filled with Lao timber and the downfall of his predecessor.
Radio Free Asia 

WFP, UNFPA Join Forces to Advocate for Adolescent Girls in Laos
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday joined forces to work on an advocacy initiative to promote discussion and increase investment in adolescents in the Lao PDR.
Lao News Agency 

Social scientific research, results inform education sector progress
Representatives from development partners joined those from line departments of the Ministry of Education and Sports recently in Luang Prabang to discuss social scientific research survey results relevant to the development of the education sector.
Vientiane Times

China Southern flights see more passengers alighting in Laos
China Southern Airlines is one of the critical links attracting more visitors to Laos and strengthening the country’s close bonds with China.
Vientiane Times 

Development focus as ADB, WB review in-country efforts
A review of Asian Development Bank and World Bank support for Laos in the form of 28 loans and grants and 10 technical assistance projects took place in Vientiane yesterday.
Vientiane Times 

Australian Awards Defence Alumni Hosted Reception
Australian Ambassador to Laos John Williams hosted on Wednesday night a reception for more than 150 local defence officers who were awardees of the Australian Awards scholarships.
Lao News Agency

Decree defines criteria for upgrading large villages to small towns
The government has defined 14 criteria that a large village needs to fulfill in order to upgrade to small town status and further drive community development.
Vientiane Times 


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