Lao Morning News For November 23

Lao Morning News For November 23

Lao PDR morning newsPM encourages Thaxang community’s organic farming
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called on residents of Thaxang village in Vientiane’s Pakngum district to expand their organic vegetable farming, which has succeeded in contributing to improved community livelihoods.
Vientiane Times 

China, Asean agree to boost media exchanges, deepen strategic partnership
Information ministers have exchanged views with the aim of strengthening the China-Asean strategic partnership for peace, prosperity and boosting media exchanges and cooperation.
Vientiane Times 

Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway works expected to start early 2018
Construction of the Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway is expected to begin early next year after the governments of Laos and China signed a joint-venture investment deal on the project last week.
Vientiane Times 

High-speed Rail Project Will Force Thousands of Lao Families to Relocate
More than 4,400 Lao families are being forced to relocate to make way for the U.S. $6 billion Lao-Chinese high-speed railway whose construction began nearly a year ago as part of a longer rail project that will link China to mainland Southeast Asia, a public works ministry official said.
Radio Free Asia 

Lao Sat 1 Expected to Break even in 10 Years
The Lao Sat 1 project worth US$ 258 million is expected to reach its breakeven point in 10 years of operation, according to Lao Asia-Pacific Satellite Director Ding Yongbing.
Lao News Agency

Laos Removes Governor of Attapeu Province Amid Logging Scandal
The Communist Party of Laos has removed the governor of Attapeu province for his involvement in an illegal logging incident, among other examples of mismanagement, according to official sources.
Radio Free Asia 

Asean states step up cooperation on trans-national crime prevention
Asean member states are set to enhance their cooperation to deal with trans-national crime, illegal migration, human trafficking and people smuggling.
Vientiane Times 

Foreign Affairs Minister to Visit Australia
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleuxay Kommasith and his delegation will pay an official visit to Australia on November 25-29 to strengthen the existing friendly relations and cooperation between Laos and Australia.
Lao News Agency 


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