Lao Morning News For May 26

Lao Morning News For May 26

Lao PDR morning news

Laos, Thailand Bilateral Trade to Exceed US$ 10 Billion by 2024
Senior officials of Laos led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Somdy Douangdy met their counterparts led by Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Somkid Jatusripitak on May 24 in Vientiane Capital, where they agreed to increase bilateral trade volume to more than US$ 10 billion by 2024.
– Lao News Agency

Laos: On the Borders of the Empire
We investigate China’s rising influence in Laos and the potentially disastrous consequences for the local population.
– AlJazeera

Lao gov’t takes step to develop seaport in Vietnam
The Lao government has instructed relevant sectors to study the establishment of a Lao joint state-private company to join its Vietnamese counterpart to develop a seaport in central Vietnam, a government spokesman said.
– Xinhua

Laos asks for longer hours at checkpoints
Travel operators in Laos have urged the Thai government to extend the closing time at border checkpoints to promote tourism in both countries.
– Bangkok Post

Impoverished Laos Shows Resistance To Becoming A Client State Of China
Laos typically welcomes help from China. About 23% of the landlocked Southeast Asian country’s 6.8 million people live in poverty. Rural infrastructure lags behind most of its neighbors.
– Forbes

Laos, WB launch 5-year partnership framework
The World Bank Office in Vientiane has presented the bank’s Partnership Framework for Laos 2017-2021, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Thursday.
– Xinhua

Cabinet outlines urgent work for June
The government has instructed relevant sectors to speed up and finish their work identifying revenue sources and then report their findings in a move to maximise revenue collection.
– Vientiane Times

First thousand days key as ministry, WFP seek child nutrition gains
Despite significant progress made over past decades, Laos still has some of the highest rates of malnutrition seen in South East Asia.
– Vientiane Times

Construction of new public offices on hold until 2020
The government has banned construction of public office buildings from now until 2020 as part of efforts to implement the nation’s frugality policy.
– Vientiane Times

Encroachers will need to move, authorities say
Despite the possibility of development projects, anyone encroaching with their residences or property on the old airfield in Vangvieng town will need to move from the site.
– Vientiane Times

 

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