Lao Morning News For April 2

Lao Morning News For April 2

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Big changes are taking place in Laos. In the north-western village of Ton Pheung, visitors can clearly see those changes. Its residents speak Mandarin. Local transactions take place in Yuan and clocks display Beijing time.
Asean Today 

Energy and mines growth boost Lao
THE LAO government says the country will earn increased revenues from the energy and mines sector this year on the back of continued growth.
The Nation 

PM pushes for greater regional connectivity at GMS Summit
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) member countries to intensify cooperation to increase and advance the regional connectivity network to drive development in the region.
Vientiane Times 

First Private Environmental Analytical Firm Launched
Phanthamit Analytical Lab Co., Ltd, the first private environmental analytical lab company in Laos, was launched on Thursday, Mar 29, in the presence of Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Phouangparisack Pravongviengkham, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Houmphanh Intharath, Charge d’affaires from the Embassy of Luxembourg to the Lao PDR Claude Jentgen, and representatives of relevant authorities.
Lao News Agency 

Ministry rolls out new strategy to improve health of mothers, children
The Ministry of Health has advised health workers in provinces and districts to monitor and implement the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) strategy to ensure the Millennium Development Goals are achieved by 2020 and the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Vientiane Times

China-Laos railway cross-border tunnel construction proceeds smoothly
The construction of cross-border Friendship Tunnel on China-Laos railway is proceeding smoothly, the Chinese company in charge of the project said on Sunday.
Xinhua Net 

Securing Future Prosperity Of Greater Mekong Subregion
The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have made stunning progress over the past quarter century. Once plagued by poverty, they are now economic success stories.
Lao News Agency

Mountain district rolls out welcome mat for tourism investors
Phoukhoun district in Luang Prabang province is encouraging investors to develop tourist attractions in a bid to entice more domestic and international visitors, a local official said recently.
Vientiane Times 

Contestants compete for place in Asean skills event
Young people from various technical and vocational institutions took part in the 3rd Annual Skills Laos National Competition in Vientiane on Friday to select contestants for the 12th Asean Skills Competition, which will take place in Thailand later this year.
Vientiane Times

Lao New Year draws crowd
The Year of the Dog was kicked into full swing this weekend in Lanexang Village, a Lao community nestled right on the Iberia Parish line in Coteau.
The Daily Iberian 

Xieng Khuang clamps down on gambling
Authorities in Xieng Khuang province are determined to take a strong stand against gambling, which has been spreading in the provincial capital Phonsavanh for several years.
Vientiane Times 

Supreme People’s Prosecutor Receives Vietnamese Official
On March 28, President of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor Office Mr. Khamsane Souvong received Vice President of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor Office of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Thuy Khiem as the latter is on a working visit to Laos between Mar 28 and 31.
Lao News Agency 

Govt to sell 16 Mercedes-Benz in landmark show of austerity
The government has announced it will sell 16 Mercedes-Benz through a bidding process – the second time it has sold off luxury vehicles as part of measures to encourage frugal spending, pledging that officials will drive cheaper cars.
Vientiane Times 

 

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