Lao Morning News For April 25

Lao Morning News For April 25

Lao PDR morning newsThe Truth About the New Laos Minimum Wage Hike
After months of deliberation, Laos’ Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith announced this week that the country’s minimum wage will increase from 900,000 kip ($108) to 1.1 million kip per month. This rise is set to take effect from early next month.
The Diplomat (paywall)

ADB approves US$30 million grant to expand healthcare coverage in Laos
The Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Board of Directors has approved a US$30 million policy-based grant to help the Lao government expand healthcare coverage and improve health services in the country, the bank said on its website on Monday.
Vientiane Times 

Lao PM to attend Singapore summit
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, his spouse and a high-level delegation are scheduled to attend the 32nd Asean Summit to be held in Singapore on April 27-28.
Vientiane Times 

Senior CPC official calls for closer exchanges with Laos
A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Tuesday called for enhanced exchanges and cooperation with Laos and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP).
Xinhua Net 

Foreign Companies Invest In Chemical-free Rice Farming In Vientiane
Three foreign companies have joined hands to invest in a chemical-free rice farming project in Sangthong district, Vientiane.
Lao News Agency 

12 firms’ executives sentenced for embezzling state money
Heavy penalties face 13 top executives of 12 companies, a law court in Oudomxay province ruled recently, with the executives imprisoned, fined and ordered to repay multibillions in kip of state money that was embezzled.
Vientiane Times 

IP Fair 2018 Held
The Intellectual Property Fair 2018 under the theme “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity” has been launched on Apr 23 in Vientiane drawing innovators, creators, domestic and foreign entrepreneurs as well as government and private sectors.
Lao News Agency 

Laos learns from Vietnam in moving votes of confidence
Laos is set to implement votes of confidence in government officials following Vietnam’s achievements in enhancing the oversight and effectiveness of state bodies.
Vientiane Times 

 

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