Lao Morning News For July 12

Lao Morning News For July 12

Lao PDR morning news

Govt to pursue 7 percent economic growth in 2018
The government expects to pursue economic growth to at least seven percent in 2018, the same level expected for 2017, according to the Ministry of Finance.
Vientiane Times

Customs Department tightens checks on oil tanker trucks heading to Laos
The Customs Department has ordered more stringent examinations of oil tanker trucks at the Thai-Lao border after an operator was found attempting to export diesel to Laos instead of benzene as declared.
NBT World (video)

Lao Airlines shares for sale?
Lao government says it is ready to recruit new stakeholders for Lao Airlines as part of its efforts to overhaul state-owned enterprises.
TTR Weekly

Road 16 W Opened for Public Use in Pakse
Road 16 W connecting the Laos-Japan Mekong Bridge and the Laos-Thailand border in Vangtao, Champasak Province was opened for public use on Jul 7.
Lao News Agency

NZ beefs up agricultural assistance
The New Zealand government has forecast a budget of over US$3.6 million in assistance to Laos to improve the agriculture sector in the country.
Vientiane Times

WB Grants US$30 Million for Disaster Risk Management Efforts in Laos
The World Bank has approved a US$30 million grant for Disaster Residence Management (DRM) and another US$25 million for Master of Integrated Water Resources Management (MIWRM) to South East Asia and Laos.
Lao News Agency

Japan-led water supply project wraps up
The key role played by sustainable water supply in maintaining a healthy populace was among topics being discussed by experts at the closing seminar of the 5th Management Ability of Water Supply Authorities (MaWaSU) on now in Vientiane.
Vientiane Times

Traditional medicine curriculum set to commence at UHS
Laos will commence a traditional medicine curriculum this year in line with the national health policy to promote treatment methods using natural remedies.
Vientiane Times

2nd Lao Home and Living Fair Promotes Lao products
The 2nd Lao Home and Living Fair 2017 was officially opened at the ITECC Mall (old building) in Vientiane Capital on July 10, to promote the sales of products made in Laos. The fair will be on until July 16.
Lao News Agency

 

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Cara Navarro

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Cara recently finished her first year at Bryn Mawr College in the United States, where she is studying Growth and Structure of Cities. While she is from Manila, Philippines, she has lived in multiple cities around the world, most recently Phnom Penh.

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