Lao Morning News For January 11

Lao Morning News For January 11

Lao PDR morning news2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting Kicks Off
The 2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Leaders’ Meeting began on Wednesday’s afternoon in Phnom Penh, under the theme of “Our River of Peace and Sustainable Development”.
Lao News Agency 

China, Laos inaugurate joint lab for renewable energy study
China and Laos have inaugurated a joint lab for study of renewable energy in Lao capital Vientiane, according to the Chinese Embassy in Laos on Wednesday.
Xinhua Net 

Vientiane vows to exceed 10 percent GDP growth in 2018
Vientiane authorities have told the capital’s People’s Council they will pursue Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of more than 10 percent in 2018, a slight increase from the almost 10 percent recorded in 2017.
Vientiane Times 

Laos grapples with its own green monsters
Attapeu, a province in the southeast of Laos, is not a place that draws much attention. But a recent illegal logging scheme, in which a convoy of 27 trucks tried to cross into Vietnam, shone a light on it.
Ucanews

Truckload of Rosewood Logs Seized in Laos as Smuggling Continues
Customs officers in central Laos’s Bolikhamxay province stopped a truck carrying contraband rosewood at the border with Vietnam at the end of December, as smugglers continue to frustrate government attempts to halt the illegal trade in timber, sources said.
Radio Free Asia 

China will maintain cooperation with Laos: premier
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Wednesday that China will maintain cooperation with Laos to bring more benefits to the two countries.
Xinhua Net 

Foreign-owned hospitals ordered to improve treatment standards
The Ministry of Health has ordered some foreign owned and operated hospitals to upgrade their standards and guarantee the quality of treatment to protect patients’ rights.
Vientiane Times 

Nam Ha Protected Area Remains Beautiful Refreshing Nature
Nam Ha national protected Area (NPA) in the northern province of Luang Namtha covers some of the most significant and largest wilderness areas in Laos Altitudes ringing from river valleys and plans to the northern highland peaks support a broad suite of habitats with a biodiversity of national importance.
Lao News Agency 

Lao forests remain under threat
National Protected Areas (NPAs) are still under threat from illegal logging and wildlife hunting despite stronger measures imposed by the authorities to curb illicit activities.
Vientiane Times 

Savannakhet community reaches development milestone
Xayphouthong district in Savannakhet province is close to becoming a comprehensively strengthened unit as living standards in all villages of the district have improved to optimal levels.
Vientiane Times 

 

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