Lao Morning News For September 21

Lao Morning News For September 21

Lao PDR morning news

China Ranks Largest Foreign Investor in Laos
China has ranked the first largest foreign investor in Laos investing more than US$ 7.2 billion in various industries and sharing 25.2% of the total foreign direct investment in Laos.
 Lao News Agency 

Experts plan for upgrade of primary education
A key educational working group met in Vientiane yesterday to approve steps f or restructuring the second phase of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) project, which will now be submitted to the executive level for endorsement.
— Vientiane Times 

Faulty Construction, Heavy Rain Cause Dam to Flood Lao Villages
Hundreds of thousands of cubic feet of muddy water have flooded eight villages in central Laos’ Xaysomboun province after the reservoir of a dam upstream burst its banks last week following heavy rain, damaging infrastructure, farmlands, and water supplies.
—  Radio Free Asia

Circulation of goods tops sources of income
The value of goods in circulation topped the list of sources of income in the domestic economy in the first half of 2017, according to a new government report.
— Vientiane Times 

Lao Community float takes home first place for a second time
Some people come to King Turkey Day to see the parade. Others show up to, well, win the parade.
The Globe

Storm wreaks havoc in six districts of Khammuan
Floodwaters have inundated six districts of Khammuan province after tropical storm Doksuri blasted through the province recently, with many villages still underwater, according to provincial authorities.
— Vientiane Times 

Authorities spotlight protection of migrant workers
All migrant workers have rights when it comes to negotiating their working conditions and these rights can be upheld by strengthening the legal mechanisms that govern workers’ status.
— Vientiane Times 

Prime Minister Sends a Sympathy Message to US Leader on Damages and Loss Caused by Irma
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Monday sent a message of sympathy to US President Donald Trump on the damages and loss caused by Hurricane Irma.
 Lao News Agency 

People Invited to Join Urban Youth Dance 2017
Director of Fanglao Dance Company, Mr Ounla Phaoudom has invited members of general public to join Urban Youth Dance 2017: Dance Theatre Contest which will be held at the National Culture Hall on Sep 23, 2017.
 Lao News Agency


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