Lao Morning News For December 7

Lao Morning News For December 7

Lao PDR morning newsChinese company assists development efforts in Laos
A Chinese company which is keen to develop the Khonphapheng Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in southern Laos has granted US$1 million for the development of Champassak province.
Vientiane Times 

New Programme to Strengthen Laos’ Readiness to Cope with Climate Change Impacts
“Rain patterns are not what they were”, says Khoune. “We cannot rely on enough rain during the rice-growing season anymore.”
Lao News Agency 

PM seeks improvements across legal, judicial sectors
Sectors responsible for enforcement, administration, prosecution and adjudication of the law must do all they can to ensure that innocent people are protected and offenders punished, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told a meeting in the capital on Tuesday.
Vientiane Times 

Vietnam-Laos ministerial-level consultation held in Hanoi
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith co-chaired the fourth Vietnam-Laos ministerial-level consultation in Hanoi on December 6.
Vietnam Plus 

Lao people affected by railway project still waiting for compensation
More than 30 families in Dongxiengdy village of Naxaithong district, Vientiane, who have been displaced by the Laos-China railway project are yet to be paid compensation.
Borneo Bulletin

Vocational education department pledges ongoing support for students
The labour market now needs workers with vocational skills to support business, and the Technical and Vocational Education Department is a key ingredient in building the pool of skilled workers.
Vientiane Times 

State budget spending tightened in Xayaboury
The replacement of expensive imported alcoholic beverages with the nation’s local varieties when welcoming official guests to festive events is among frugality measures adopted by Xayaboury province amid nationwide efforts to stem excess state expenditure.
Vientiane Times 

Photos Portray Strong Ties between Laos and Vietnam
Over 100 photographs portraying strong ties and cooperation between Laos and Vietnam are being exhibited at National Culture Hall in Vientiane through Dec 9.
Lao News Agency 

Lao press delegation visits Nhan Dan Newspaper
A delegation of leaders of Lao press agencies led by Vilaythong Sisanonh, Director of the Institute of Mass Media, Culture and Tourism of Laos, visited Nhan Dan (the People’s) Newspaper on December 6.
Nhan Dan Online 

Laos Airlines cut ticket prices to stimulate tourism
Lao Airlines, the national flag carrier, is decreasing the price of tickets on both domestic and international flight routes in a bid to stimulate tourism within the country.
Vientiane Times


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