Lao morning news for July 19

Lao morning news for July 19

Lao PDR morning newsCapital authorities need more funds to improve city roads
Many road construction projects in the capital have been delayed or temporarily stopped work as contractors have run out of money and the government cannot provide adequate funds for them.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnamese parliament treasures partnership with Lao counterpart
The Vietnamese National Assembly always treasures the relationship with its Lao counterpart and supports the Lao NA at international forums, stated NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong during her talks with visiting Lao NA Vice Chairman Sengnouane Xayalat in Hanoi on July 17.
— Vietnam Friendship

SCG Muangthong To Play Friendly Match Against Lao National Team
SCG Muang Thong United, a leading football club in Thailand will take on Lao National Team for a friendly match at the National Sport Stadium (KM 16) in Vientiane Capital on Aug 31.
— Lao News Agency

Laos guarantees citizens’ human rights, fundamental freedoms in UN’s review
The Lao government has exerted great effort in implementing the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and guaranteeing of human rights and fundamental freedoms of Lao citizens in the Constitution, a Lao delegation has told a United Nations’ human rights body.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnam’s top legislator hosts Lao NA Vice Chairman
Vietnamese and Lao legislative bodies should further enhance cooperation and share experience in building the institutional and legal systems, as well as supervising the execution of laws, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said on July 17.
— Vietnam Friendship

Concerns over Laos dam’s environmental impact
The controversial Don Sahong dam in Laos has people arguing that its environmental impacts have not been studied well enough.
— Aljazeera

Laos’ Human Rights Report Considered By UN Treaty-body
The Lao PDR’s delegation headed by Mr. Bounkeut Sangsomsack, Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office, Chairman of the National Steering Committee on Human Rights participated in the 123rd session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva on 11-12 July 2018 for the consideration of the Lao PDR’s initial report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which the country is a state party since 2009.
— Lao News Agency

Accelerating state reserve’s utilisation as govt steps up
The Ministry of Finance has detailed and simplified procedures aiming to hasten processes to utilise the State Reserve to finance emergency expenses and other expenditures when in need.
— Vientiane Times

Chifeng vows to resurrect Sepon gold mine
Chifeng Jilong Gold Mining Co Ltd, one of China’s top gold miners, has vowed to bring back to life the Sepon gold mine, which has been shut down since 2013.
— Vientiane Times

Debt-ridden Laos living on borrowed money
One of the contributing factors was high public debt in the affected countries, including Laos.
— Aljazeera

Authorities announce extra activities in Visit Laos Year 2018 campaign
Authorities announced new activities to be organised under Visit Laos Year 2018 for the last six months of this year at a meeting for consultations and planning for the tourism sector that was held in the capital on Friday.
— Vientiane Times

Mindef: Ben Davis’ parents have “no intention of returning to fulfil their son’s NS duties”
The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) has released a statement casting doubt on the willingness of Singaporean teen footballer Ben Davis’ parents to ensure he will return to Singapore to fulfil his National Service obligations.
— Mothership

Dicing with death on the rivers of Vietnam and Laos
Bamboo harvesters navigate rapids on rafts while Lao fishermen risk death casting their nets into a roaring waterfall.
— Aljazeera

Xekong pushes rice planting, cultivation efforts
Laos’ southern Xekong province will produce rice grown on more than 11,153 hectares this year.
— Vientiane Times

Finance officials under scrutiny as 35 face disciplinary measures
At least 35 finance officials have been disciplined for abuses of power, according to an official report.
The report was presented at a three-day 6th Plenary Meeting of the Ministry of Finance’s Party Committee scheduled to end today, according to Social Economic Newspaper.
— Vientiane Times

Dwellings, property damaged as heavy rains hit Savannakhet
Downpours drenched Savanakhet and surrounds causing flooding in the central province and damaging hundreds houses in Kaysone Phomvihane city, according to local officials.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnam arrests 3 Lao drug traffickers
Relevant forces of Vietnam’s central Ha Tinh province on Tuesday detained three Lao men when they were transporting 25 kg of crystal methamphetamine and 52 cakes of heroin in a pickup truck.
— Xinhuanet

French National Day Marked In Vientiane
“These celebrations are moments of sharing, of unity, of colorful and popular festivals all over France, and also around the world,” said Ms Claudine Ledoux.
— Lao News Agency


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