Lao Morning News For January 25

Lao Morning News For January 25

Lao PDR morning newsLao ministry encouraging use of local online domain
The government is targeting the use of local domains for email and internet sites which will facilitate the management of online communication.
The Nation 

ICT businesses urged to drive economy
Information and communications technology (ICT) businesses must be the main drivers of economic growth and the process of industrialisation and modernisation in Laos.
Vientiane Times 

4 Laos infographics: population, wealth, economy
Though Laos is one of the smallest countries of ASEAN in demographic and economic terms, it is nevertheless a fast-developing country with important natural resources. This series of infographics illustrates key demographic and economic data of Laos, together with comparisons with other ASEAN and world-leading countries.
Asean Up 

Govt seeks better regulation of associations
Representatives of associations, foundations and non-governmental organisation (NGOs) met in Vientiane on Wednesday to discuss association issues and management under the Decree on Associations.
Vientiane Times 

Minister to PM’s Office Attends ASEAN-India Business and Investment Meeting and Expo
Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Alounkeo Kittikhoun has led the Lao delegation to attend the ASEAN-India Business and Investment Meet and Expo held on 23 January 2018 in New Delhi, India, with the representatives from public and private sectors participating in the event.
Lao News Agency

Ministry’s new recruits to target improved mother, child health
The Ministry of Health aims to improve health standards in local communities by promoting volunteers to civil servant status in accordance with the quota allocated by the government for 2018.
Vientiane Times

Civil Society Groups in Laos Delayed Funding, Forced to Disband Under New Law
A recently introduced law regulating civil society organizations (CSOs) in Laos has further restricted their work, according to sources in the sector, who said groups now face lengthy delays in funding, while others are being forced to operate as small businesses or shut down completely.
Radio Free Asia 

Public Debt Management, Added-Value Tax Draft Laws Brainstormed
Ministry of Finance convened a meeting in Vientiane Capital on January 22-24 to allow representatives of relevant sectors to share comments on two draft laws on public debt management and value-added tax.
Lao News Agency 

Govt pushing to realise cooperation projects with Vietnam, China
The government cabinet has demanded action to realise cooperation projects with Vietnam and China in order to ensure fruitful achievements in bilateral cooperation with these countries.
Vientiane Times

Lao Food Festival 2018 Launched
A variety of Lao cuisines across the nation are being featured and put on sale at the 13th Lao Food Festival which was officially opened at Chao Anouvong Park in Vientiane Capital on Jan 24.
Lao News Agency 


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