Lao Morning News For November 16

Lao Morning News For November 16

Lao PDR morning newsGovt committed to recovering unpaid taxes
The government will strive to collect taxes owed by businesses after they failed to pay them during the first six months of this year, according to a government report.
Vientiane Times

Amendments Proposed for Law on Intellectual Property
Minister of Sciences and Technology Boviengkham Vongdara presented at the ongoing 4th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature amendments to the law on intellectual property on Nov 15.
Lao News Agency 

NA seeks radical changes to Law on Criminal Procedure
National Assembly members are pressing for amendments to the Law on Criminal Procedure in the hope it will resolve various problems that have arisen in the past.
Vientiane Times

Luxembourg gives boost to five development sectors
The Luxembourg government is allocating about 75 million euros to Laos from 2016 to 2020 to support various aspects of socio-economic development.
Vientiane Times 

10,000 Lao workers upgrade status in Thailand
Laos will continue to help register, upgrade nationality status and provide assistance for Lao workers who do not have legal documentation in Thailand.
Vientiane Times 

UNICEF Donates Equipment to Promote Child Related Priorities
UNICEF Lao office donated on Nov 14 equipment to the government organisations to be used for promoting community participation in the implementation of woman and child-related priorities.
Lao News Agency 

Chiense President Xi Jinping Wraps up State Visit to Lao PDR
Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a successful state visit to Laos on Tuesday as Xi, also General Secretary of Communist Party of China, and his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Vorachit have agreed to build an unbreakable community of shared future with strategic importance.
Lao News Agency 

Korea rejects job applicants because of poor language skills
Korean labour authorities say they can only accept Lao workers who can speak Korean, and those wanting to work in the country must first pass a language test.
Vientiane Times 

Chinese President extends heartfelt thanks for warm hospitality
Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed heartfelt thanks to his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Vorachit, the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the government and people of Laos for the warm hospitality and efficient arrangements that made his state visit to Laos a success.
Vientiane Times 

Xi Jinping Meets with Prime Minister Thongloun
Visiting Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping had a bilateral meeting on Nov 14 with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.
Lao News Agency 

Laos Repatriates Teenage Girl Who Fled Thai Construction Camp
The government of Laos has repatriated a teenage girl who ran away from her parents at a construction camp in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province because she was unable to attend school and said she felt unsafe living among other foreign migrant workers, according to NGO officials.
Radio Free Asia 


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