Lao Morning News For July 2

Lao Morning News For July 2

Lao PDR morning newsGovt takes steps to repay the nation’s debts
The government will study appropriate approaches to settle the nation’s debts from now until 2020, notably companies which have 100-percent completed the construction of state investment projects.
— Vientiane Times

How is Laos Doing on Social Development?
The Lao Statistics Bureau and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Sports, and with technical support from UNICEF and UNFPA, launched on June 27th the Lao Social Indicator Survey – LSIS-II.
— Laotian Times

Vientiane conference links VN, Lao firms
Nearly 100 businesses from Việt Nam and Laos gathered at a conference in Vientiane on Friday to seek partnership opportunities, an activity within the framework of the Laos-Việt Nam Trade Fair 2018.
— Viet Nam News

Japan grants 23.6 billion kip for human resource development in Laos
The Japanese government on Friday agreed to support human resource development in Laos with more than 23.6 billion kip (US$ 2.8 million).
— Vientiane Times

State firms must tackle inefficiencies or restructure
The government is set to kick-start a drive to reform a suite of state-owned enterprises after significant inefficiencies were revealed.
— Vientiane Times

FAO is working for climate change adaptation in wetland areas of Lao PDR
FAO is working for Climate Adaptation in Wetland Areas of Lao PDR. Lao PDR is intimately associated with one of the world’s major wetlands with the Mekong River system.
— Devdicourse

Lao, Thai discussions advance ICT cooperation
Lao and Thai government representatives met in Vientiane on Friday to review and discuss the development of the information and communications technology (ICT) and digital innovation sectors.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnam injects 8b kip for school construction in Xekong
The Vietnamese government recently granted more than eight billion kip (US$ one million) for construction of a new school building in Dakcheung district, Xekong province to boost human resource development in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Chill-out spell in Nakhon Phanom
It might not be the most handsome town clock in the world, but it is prominent enough standing on the riverside road where the ferry leaves for its short journey across the Mekong River to Laos.
— TTR Weekly

Chinese Factories in Laos Raided by ‘Armed Personnel’ Toting Automatic Weapons
Two Chinese cement factories in Laos have halted production after their Lao partner launched armed raids on both sites on May 16 and 18, taking away large amounts of money and confiscating items of value, RFA has learned.
— Radio Free Asia

Soccer – Indonesia beats Laos 1-0 in AFF tournament
The Indonesian team of under-19 years old players (Timnas U-19) defeated team of Laos 1-0 in the first match of the U-19 AFF Cup tournament at the Gelora Delta Sidoarjo in East Java on Sunday night.
— Antara


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