Lao Morning News For February 8

Lao Morning News For February 8

Lao PDR morning newsICT in Laos to facilitate China’s Belt and Road plan: official
Development of the information and communication technology (ICT) sector in Laos falls in line with China’s Belt and Road initiative as this technology will be key for connectivity between China and countries in Southeast Asia.
Vientiane Times 

Money-laundering warrants pending over Lao brothers’ Bt98m
Nong Khai police will in two weeks apply for arrest warrants related to money-laundering charges for Lao siblings who were caught trying to cross the border into Laos from Nong Khai with more than Bt98 million in undeclared Thai banknotes in December.
The Nation 

Chinese Investors Need Visa Issues Addressed
Representatives of business community and government organizations took part in a meeting themed “Promote Financial Cooperation, Build Together Laos-China Economic Relations” held on Feb 3 on the sidelines of Laos-China Belt and Road Cooperation Forum (Feb 2-3) in Vientiane.
Lao News Agency 

Lao Ambassador to Thailand visits Mukdaharn
The Laotian Ambassador to Thailand has visited Mukdaharn province to discuss ties and a special economic zone.
News Today (video)

Laos-China railway ‘20.3 per cent complete’, compensation still unpaid
Construction of the 409-km Laos-China railway was 20.3 per cent complete as of December 2017 after a whole year of operations, Lao authorities in charge said last week.
The Nation 

Make the most of Pakxong’s golden land: PM
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged Champassak provincial authorities to develop Bolaven Plateau in Pakxong district as another tourist attraction and to encourage the production of good quality agricultural produce for export.
Vientiane Times 

President calls for upgrade of health services
President Bounnhang Vorachit has called on health administrators to identity reasons for dissatisfaction with healthcare in Laos, as more people seek treatment across the border.
Vientiane Times 

Trade Fair to Promote the Visit Lao Year 2018 Held
A sixth-day of trade fair with aim to promote the visit Lao Year 2018 was opened at the ITECC in Vientiane Capital yesterday, drawing more than 100 booths from local companies.
Lao News Agency 

Tiger traffickers evade police capture
Khammuan provincial authorities are hunting for suspects who fled the scene when their shipment of three huge tiger carcasses was intercepted at a checkpoint last month, a senior provincial official said yesterday.
Vientiane Times 

Attapeu authorities crack down on illegal logging
Authorities have seized illegally cut timber amounting to 33 cubic metres in Phouvong district, Attapeu province, and apprehended loggers who will face prosecution.
Vientiane Times 


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