Lao Morning News For September 29

Lao Morning News For September 29

Lao PDR morning newsLaos markets 14bn baht multi-tranche bonds
Lao People’s Democratic Republic is offering six-tranche bonds of 14 billion baht ($420 million) to institutional investors at maturities ranging from three to 15 years.

Laos sells 100MW electricity to Malaysia
Laos has agreed to sell 100 megawatts (MW) of electricity to Malaysia via Thailand’s power grid in a trade deal signed on Wednesday by the involved parties, a senior Lao official has said.
Vientiane Times 

Laos Signs Power Purchase Deal with Thailand, Malaysia
Laos signed on Sep 27 a tripartite electricity-trading agreement with two neighbouring Thailand and Malaysia to sell 100 mw of electricity to Malaysia using power transmission system in Thailand.
Lao News Agency 

China Southern Airlines Launches Vientiane-Guangzhou Route
The world’s fourth largest airlines China Southern Airlines launched on Sep 27 new route connecting Vientiane and Guangzhou three times a week.
Lao News Agency 

Inspection of 200 businesses underway to boost tax collection
Finance authorities have launched inspections into 200 major enterprises in an attempt to garner more taxes, the Deputy Minister of Finance has said.
Vientiane Times 

Thailand and Laos discuss border issues
Thailand and Laos have discussed setting guidelines to enable them to work together to solve problems along the Thai-Lao border. The two parties pledged to expand their cooperation in various fields.
NNT Thailand 

Health officials review field epidemiology training
Health officials from Vientiane and the provinces met in the capital yesterday to review progress and assess success in the implementation of the Lao Field Epidemiology Training project 2009-2017 and to plan for the next five years.
Vientiane Times

WB extends support for healthcare in Laos
The World Bank (WB) is providing US$15 million in additional financing to improve health and nutrition for mothers and children in Laos.
Vientiane Times

US gives boost to UXO education project in Xieng Khuang
The US State Department Office of Weapons Removal Abatement has granted additional funding for the 3rd Phase of the UXO Education through Football Project for primary and secondary schools in Xieng Khuang province.
Vientiane Times 

Vietnam, Laos review cooperation in home affairs
Minister of Home Affairs Le Vinh Tan hosted a reception for his Lao counterpart Khamman Sounvileuth in Hanoi on September 28, during which the two sides reviewed their cooperation over the past years.
Nhan Dan Online

Vietnam, Laos, Asia-Pacific trade unions step up connections
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), the Asia-Pacific International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU) shared experience to promote close and effective cooperation at the sixth Joint Coordination Meeting held in the northern province of Ninh Binh on September 28.
Nhan Dan Online

Japan Supports Empowerment of People with Disabilities in Huaphan
The government of Japan provided a grant support worth over 200,000 US dollars to support the empowerment of people with disabilities in Huaphan, a northern province of Laos.
Lao News Agency 

Southern Inspection Officials Sharpen Anti-corruption Skills
Some 50 inspection officials from 5 southern provinces of Savannakhet, Champassak, Saravan, Xekong and Attapeu took part in a three-day workshop on countering corruption in Champassak Province, which was jointly organised by State Inspection Authority and Institute for Legal Support and Technical Assistance (ILSTA) of Luxembourg and is supported by the Government of Luxembourg.
Lao News Agency 


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