Lao Morning News For October 17

Lao Morning News For October 17

Lao PDR morning newsNA session opens as measures to drive economic growth announced
A review of the implementation of the National Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2017, discussions on plans for the coming year and introduction of draft laws up for debate were on the agenda as the National Assembly (NA) kicked off its fourth ordinary session yesterday in the capital.
Vientiane Times

Asean-Japan Centre recommits to sustainable regional tourism initiative
The Asean-Japan Centre in Tokyo has reaffirmed its continued commitment to future ‘Interpretive Planning’ programmes at main Asean heritage sites to achieve sustainable tourism in the region.
Vientiane Times 

Govt seeks funding boost as budget deficit biteseeConten_NA.html
The government will require 14.23 trillion kip in response to a budget deficit for 2017 after finding that the country will face a revenue shortfall again this year.
Vientiane Times 

What’s Next for Indonesia-Laos Security Ties?
This week, Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith made his first official visit to Indonesia since assuming his post last year. Though his visit, which included a meeting with Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, focused on a range of areas as both sides commemorated the 60th anniversary of their bilateral ties, they also touched on future opportunities for security cooperation as well.
The Diplomat 

Charitable run underway in Laos to support children’s hospital
Team We Run in cooperation with Australia Embassy to Laos are organizing a 385-kilometer charity run to support Lao Friends Hospital for Children in Lao northern Luang Prabang.
Xinhua Net 

EPF supports diverse natural forest protection in NT2 area
The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) has pledged a budget of over 24 billion kip (US$ 2.99 million) to support environmental protection activities in the Nam Theun II area.
Vientiane Times 

National Assembly Opens Its 4th Ordinary Session
The 4th ordinary session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature was opened today at the National Convention Centre in Vientiane in the presence of President of the National Assembly Pany Yathortou, her deputies, and people’s representatives.
Lao News Agency 

Secured Transaction Framework Discussed
The secured transactions framework is an important piece of financial infrastructure that enables financial institutions to provide finance against movable assets.
Lao News Agency 

FLY Film Festival Opened Celebrating ASEAN-ROK Cultural Exchange Year
Some 32 films including the FLY short films and alumni’s short and feature films screened at FLY film festival to commemorate the 2017 ASEAN –ROK (Republic of Korea) Cultural Exchange Year.
Lao News Agency 

19th CPC’s National Congress to Reaffirm Cooperation for Development in Laos, China, Says an Official
The 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) will be a forum for reaffirming the cooperation for national development and construction between the parties and governments of Laos and China, has said Vice President of the Lao-China Cooperation Commission Vichit Xindavong.
Lao News Agency

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