Lao morning news for July 24

Lao morning news for July 24

Lao PDR morning newsThe great rail dilemma
Being erected along green fields in the outback of Vientiane, where Lao farmers still busily grow rice, are a great number of meticulously situated colossal concrete columns waiting to support a high-speed high-speed railway which will connect China with Laos and change this agrarian society into a prosperous economy. Or so they say.
— Bangkok Post

National Road 13 to be improved, maintained with WB support
The project will first focus on the high traffic corridor outside of Vientiane of Sikeut-Phonhong (km 12-70), which is currently the country’s busiest stretch of road, and also vulnerable to severe flooding.
— Vientiane Times

New World Bank Country Manager For Lao PDR Begins Assignment In Vientiane
“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue our exciting work in the Lao PDR as we strive to support the country to reduce poverty and increase shared prosperity, through green and efficient growth,” said Mr. Pontara.
— Lao News Agency

Oudomxay to add waterfall to tourist attraction list
The waterfall is located at Katangya village and is known locally as Nam Haeng about 24 km from the urban centre of Houn. The verdant area has lots of natural plants and wildlife species and visitors can swim in a clean natural pool.
— Vientiane Times

Critical Lao PDR Road To Be Improved And Maintained With World Bank Support
The agreement for the project was signed on July 23, 2018 by the Vice Minister of Finance Thipphakone Chanthavongsa, and the World Bank Country Manager Nicola Pontara.
— Lao News Agency

Illegal drug trade, traffic rule violations top court cases
The court has ruled in 1,033 cases during the first half of the year, or 54.3 percent of the total cases submitted to the court, including those from last year. There were also numerous cases regarding disputes over loans, borrowing agreements, inheritance and land disputes as well as disputes related to relationships among couples, according to the official.
— Vientiane Times


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