Lao Morning News For October 31

Lao Morning News For October 31

Lao PDR morning newsGovt, Development Partners Discuss Higher Standard of Private Investment
The government met in Vientiane on Oct 27 with development partners to discuss how to raise private investment to a higher standard and how to make the investment approval more concise, prompt and transparent.
Lao News Agency

Large number of unapproved projects carried out in 2017
Ten provinces carried out 285 development projects in 2017 that had not been approved by the National Assembly (NA) or the government, the state’s top inspector told parliament recently.
Vientiane Times

Almost 200 private clinics ordered to close
Some 195 private clinics operated or owned by foreign and Lao nationals around the country have been ordered to shut down temporarily after authorities found them to be in breach of the regulations.
Vientiane Times 

40 SMEs Awarded Best of the Year 2017
40 local small and medium enterprises (SME) have been awarded the Best of the Year 2017.
Lao News Agency 

Govt still re-evaluating bachelor degree courses at colleges: minister
After waiting for bachelor and master’s degree courses to resume at state and private colleges since they were suspended in the 2013-14 academic year, some clear answers are to be expected.
Vientiane Times 

Ruling parties of China, Laos pledge further cooperation for closer bilateral ties
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, meets with Sounthone Xayachack, head of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee’s commission for external relations, who visits China as the special envoy of Bounnhang Vorachit, general secretary of the LPRP Central Committee, in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 30, 2017. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
Global Times 

Work on stalled Huaphan airport expected to resume next month
The government expects construction of the Nongkhang airport in Xamneua district, Huaphan province, to resume in November after a one-year delay following the contractor’s financial difficulties.
Vientiane Times 

Trade fair shines spotlight on locally-made products
A trade fair being held to mark the official launch of Visit Laos Year 2018 and the annual That Luang festival is putting Lao-made products centre stage.
Vientiane Times 

Natural resources, environment sector reviews planning agenda
Representatives from development partners and line departments of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment met in Vientiane on Friday to discuss the national natural resources and environment sector plan.
Vientiane Times 

Nam Ngiep 1 Provides Education and Health Care Support to Local People
The Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project (NNP1) is committed to improving education and wellbeing of local communities who have been impacted by the project and the commitment will be further strengthened through education and health-care facilities that were handed on 25 October 2017.
Lao News Agency

Lao, Thai Red Cross Seek Stronger Cooperation
President of Lao Red Cross Society Mr Khamhoung Heuangvongsy met with Secretary General of Thai Red Cross Society Mr Phan Wannamethee during his visit to the Thai Red Cross in Bangkok, Thailand on Jun 19-23.
Lao News Agency 

More Laws Made but Not in Concise Manner, Says Lao Front Official
Senior official of the Lao Front for National Construction has shared comments on the performance of the National Assembly with her commenting focused on various areas for which the national legislative body is responsible.
Lao News Agency

Visit Laos Year 2018 Launched along with That Luang Festival 2017
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith announced on Saturday the launch of Visit Laos Year 2018 and annual That Luang Festival celebration in the presence of ministers, foreign diplomats, senior officials of Vientiane Capital, representatives of international organizations and Vientiane residents.
Lao News Agency 

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