Lao Morning News For March 17

Lao Morning News For March 17
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Foreign tourist arrivals drop by 10 percent in 2016
The number of foreign tourists visiting Laos dropped for the first time in 2016 after several successive years of visitor growth, newly compiled statistics suggest.
— Vientiane Times

Vientiane airport expansion not up to speed
The Vientiane International Airport Terminal Expansion project is now 13 percent complete after construction began in December 2015, but is a little behind schedule.
— Vientiane Times

Authorities Order Closure of 253 Furniture Factories in Savannakhet
During the cabinet monthly meeting for February, the Task Force Committee that was assembled by the cabinet, was instructed to continue carrying out the government’s order to regulate wood processing businesses across the country, and to address unlawful business operations and illegal logging.
— The Laotian Times

Switzerland Revives Agriculture and Forestry College in Laos
The Swiss government has granted US$4.2 million for the third phase of the Support to the Reform of the Agriculture and Forestry Colleges (SURAFCO) project in Laos.
— The Laotian Times

Suanthounxay Spends US$ Millions on Construction of Water Supply
The local company Suanthounxay has spent more than 72 billion kip (U$$9 million) for the construction of a water supply plant to supply the Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone.
— Lao News Agency

Laos in Process of Applying for Two More World Heritage Sites
The government is accelerating its preparation of key documents necessary to secure World Heritage Status for the Plain of Jars in Xieng Khuang and the Hin Nam No Protected Area in Khammuan Province.
— Lao News Agency

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Regional forum ends with adoption of sustainable transport statements
The Intergovernmental Tenth Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia, which took place in Vientiane from March 14-16, ended yesterday with the adoption of two declarations on sustainable transport development.
— Vientiane Times

Muang Thai in Lao move
Muang Thai Life Assurance Plc’s president and chief executive Sara Lamsam (front row, centre) at the launch of STMuang Thai Insurance, a joint venture with Muang Thai Life Assurance Co Ltd, Muang Thai Insurance, Muang Thai Holding and Laosbased ST Group Co Ltd on Wednesday.
— The Nation

Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project Underway
Vientiane is tackling the issue of its over crowded and congested streets by focusing on improving non-motorised transport and public transport in the city.
— The Laotian Times

Statistics Show Lao People Traveling More Than Ever Before
In 2016, Laos reported that an astonishing 3.05 million outbound travelers crossed its borders to other countries.
— The Laotian Times

Lao Front discusses achievements, structural improvements
Achievements over the past year and approval of a new organisational structure are tabled for discussion by the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) this week at the Front Committee’s second ordinary plenary session of the Tenth Congress.
— Vientiane Times

PM Urges Meun Authorities to Better Address Social Problems
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith along with his delegation on March 14 visited Meun district, Vientiane province, where he urged local authorities to attach a greater attention to addressing social problems.
— Lao News Agency

Media Practitioners Enrich Knowledge of Forest Regulations
A two-day workshop by Lao National Radio and the Wildlife Conservation Association opened on March 16 in Vientiane Province to equip media professionals with knowledge of the action plan on the implementation of forest protection law and forest management.
— Lao News Agency

 

 

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