Lao Morning News For June 28

Lao Morning News For June 28

Lao PDR morning news

Laos seeks to further collaborate with EU
A high-ranking Lao official has confirmed the country’s willingness of further collaboration with the European Union (EU) during an event celebrating 20 years of their cooperation, Lao News Agency (KPL) reported Tuesday.
— Global Times

Laos-Thailand railway extension construction back on track
Construction of the Laos-Thailand railway extension linking the existing outer suburban station to central Vientiane is expected to begin at year’s end or early next year after the project was suspended in 2011.
Vientiane Times

Coffee growers counting beans, out of pocket for product
Dao-Heuang Group will seek to repay the money it owes the country’s coffee farmers as soon as possible after the company fell several months behind in payments for the raw beans.
— Eleven

Laos, EU Celebrate 20 Years of Cooperation
Lao PDR and the European Union celebrated the 20-year anniversary of cooperation in Vientiane Capital on June 26 in the presence of the EU Delegation, and Pierre Amilhat, Director for Asia, central Asia, Middle and Pacific, during his visit to the Lao-Europe Aid Office in Brussels.
Lao News Agency

Remote communities benefiting from poverty reduction efforts
World Bank and the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) recently agreed to provide funds to support Laos in implementing the third phase of a programme involving 350 infrastructure improvement projects.
Vientiane Times

President Guides Development Work in Xiengkhuang
President Bounnhang Vorachit and his delegation paid a working visit to Xiengkhuang province on Jun 26 to give guidance on development work.
Lao News Agency

National statistics systems welcome support from Korea
Laos is on the move to improve its statistics system to provide more accurate reporting that will contribute to government efforts on socio-economic development.
Vientiane Times

Thanh Hoa busts heroin traffickers from Laos
Police in the north central province of Thanh Hoa has arrested three people for smuggling heroin from Laos to Vietnam.

Drug abuse, illicit trafficking still major problem in Laos
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for combined efforts from the Lao people from all walks of life to join global citizens in the fight against illegal drug trade and abuse as it is still a major problem for Laos.
— Xinhuanet

Thailand intensifies trade connectivity with CLMV
Thailand’s Commerce Permanent Secretary Chutima Bunyapraphasara said the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) is intensifying connectivity between Thai investors and groups and leading trade and investment businesses from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV).

Overview of the Automotive Industry in the Greater Mekong Subregion, Forecast to 2021
The study provides an overview of the automotive industry in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Over the years, the global automotive industry has been focused on the developed countries with saturated growth and developing countries which are likely to be saturated in the short to medium term.
— Cision PR Newswire


Feature photo Mario Micklisch
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