Lao Morning News For July 24

Lao Morning News For July 24
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos Reaffirms Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals
Laos reaffirmed at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable development in New York, USA, Jul 17-19, its commitment to achieving sustainable development goals.
Lao News Agency

Lower logistics costs to boost business, competitiveness
Decreasing the logistics costs for exporting and importing goods is a priority for Laos when it comes to business competitiveness in the region and the rest of the world according to a prominent Lao private sector leader.
Vientiane Times

Higher Lao tariffs could doom border market
An increase in import duties by Laos could force the closure of the border market in Ban Khok district of this northern province unless Thai authorities step in to help, local traders say.
Bangkok Post

Champassak council debates provincial development issues
Land management, tourism site management, the shortfall of rice production and unauthorised businesses operated by foreigners were some of the hot topics during the People’s Council debate in Champassak province last week.
Vientiane Times

Promotional Policy Needed for Tourism in Southern Laos
It is highly potential to develop tourism industry in the southern Laos but the government needs to have a systematic and realistic promotional policy, said an official.
Lao News Agency

HCM city intensifies investment in Lao provinces
The Investment and Trade Promotion Center of Ho Chi Minh (HCM) city on July 19th organized a conference to promote trade, investment and tourism in three Lao provinces: Savannakhet, Khammouane and Bolikhamxay.
Vietnam Times

Laos-China Railway Project Needs over 7,000 Lao Workers
The contractors of the Laos-China Railway Project need as many as 7,000 Lao workers to build the multibillion US dollar railway which is scheduled to be completed by 2021.
Lao News Agency

Minimum wage increase the key for survival of Lao workers
Pushing for an increase in the minimum wage is a top priority of the Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU) this year in a move to improve living conditions for low-paid Lao workers.
Vientiane Times

Laotian Man Arrested for Trafficking Nearly 5 kg of Crystal Meth
A three-month investigation by anti-drug officers led to the arrest of a Laotian man in Stung Treng province on Saturday for trafficking nearly 5 kg of crystal methamphetamine into Cambodia, an Interior Ministry official said.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

 

Feature photo Nguyen Hung Vu
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Cara Navarro

Journalism Intern at AEC News Today
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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