Lao Morning News For January 17

Lao Morning News For January 17

Lao PDR morning newsGovt, UNDP assess progress towards development goals
The Ministry of Planning and Investment in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday held their annual review meeting on the Support Programme for NSEDP Implementation towards Least Developed Country (LDC) Graduation, Middle Income Country (MIC) Transition and SDG Achievement (2017-2021).
Vientiane Times 

Lao gov’t to improve investment climate
The Lao government is streamlining procedures in a bid to improve ease-of-doing business (EDB) as Laos’ international ranking in this area deteriorates.
Xinhua Net 

Myanmar plans purchase of Lao hydropower
Office Head of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Dr Daovong Phonekeo, told Vientiane Times on Monday the two sides will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week, which will allow Myanmar authorities to initiate a feasibility study.
Eleven Myanmar 

Laos, Japan give education boost to rural students
Laos and Japan have further cooperated on human resource development to help outstanding students from remote and mountainous areas to complete their secondary education.
Vientiane Times 

Laos assures riverside Thais on dam impact
Laos has assured the Pak Beng hydropower dam that is to be built on the lower Mekong River will have no adverse impact on local people living on the Thai side of the river.
Bangkok Post 

Luang Prabang touting three rural idylls to lure visitors
Luang Prabang province tourism authorities are promoting Nong Khiew and Meuang Ngoi as adventure destinations and misty Phou Khoun as a great spot to soak up local culture during Visit Laos Year 2018.
Vientiane Times 

NA President urges administrators to bolster skills of office personnel
Administrators need to do more to improve the competency of personnel to strengthen the operations of administrative offices throughout the country.
Vientiane Times 

Myanmar, Laos reach MoUs on sectoral cooperation
Myanmar and Laos have reached three memorandums of understanding on bilateral cooperation in three sectors, Myanmar News Agency reported Tuesday.
Xinhua Net

Laos, Slovakia ink financial cooperation agreement
The governments of Laos and Slovakia have signed an agreement aimed at boosting bilateral business relations and finance cooperation between the two countries.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Wood Furniture Fair 2018 Kicks off
The 4th Lao Wood Furniture Fair was announced launched at Lao – ITECC in Vientiane Capital on Jan 15.
Lao News Agency


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