Lao Morning News For April 4

Lao Morning News For April 4

Lao PDR morning newsLao authority investigates 146 corruption cases in 2017
According to the latest report from the ruling Lao People’s Revolutionary Party’s Inspection Committee, the committee in 2017 investigated 146 cases of corruption with 994 people found to be involved in dishonest behavior, of whom 908 were government officials.
Xinhua Net

Lao Labour Min visits Thailand
The registration of migrant workers has reached 1,320,035 or 96 % of the expected number of 1,379,000. The 59,217 workers who failed to report will be sent back to their home countries.
NNT 

Laos, Brunei extend length of reciprocal visa-free visits
The governments of Laos and Brunei Darussalam have agreed that their citizens can stay in the other’s country for up to 30 days without having to obtain a visa.
Vientiane Times

PM Thongloun To Attend 3rd MRC Summit In Cambodia
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will visit Cambodia from Apr 4 to 5 to attend the 3rd Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit to be held in Siem Riep on Apr 5.
Lao News Agency 

Climate change is new focus of Laos-Korea cooperation
Climate change mitigation has been suggested as a major focus for the Republic of Korea (ROK)’s assistance to Laos along with the other development sectors in which Korea is involved.
Vientiane Times

Game of thrones: does Laos still need its exiled royal family?
Toppled from their throne after the revolutionary Pathet Lao swept in to Vientiane in 1975, the exiled Lao royal family has long attempted to unite the country’s fractured diaspora. But has the royal institution finally outlived its use?
Southeast Asia Globe 

Asian countries plan advances in agricultural technology
Asian countries plan to enhance agricultural technology in a bid to address issues relating to climate change and food security.
Vientiane Times

Laos Establishes Investment Promotion and Management Committee
Over the past several months, the Lao government has been introducing a number of measures aimed at promoting foreign investment, from implementing Notification No. 2633/Cabinet/MOIC to abolish minimum registered capital requirements for certain foreign investors, to enacting the new Law on Investment Promotion No. 14/NA (LIP) to facilitate investments among both domestic and international private investors, to promoting the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s One-Stop Service Unit and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce’s Lao Services Portal.
Lexology

Laos becomes Vietnam’s top outbound investment destination
Laos has become the top destination for outbound investment from Vietnam as a result of the enhanced special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.
Vientiane Times

Get married legally to avoid human trafficking, Chinese ambassador advises
In the wake of reports that women, including Lao nationals, have been tricked by foreign human traffickers into love matches or undocumented marriages, a Chinese diplomat has warned Lao women to comply with legal procedures to avoid falling victim to such deception.
Vientiane Times

 

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