Lao Morning News For July 6

Lao Morning News For July 6

Lao PDR morning news

Self-sustaining, pushing nation’s performance, PM calls business
The private sector is a key bulwark for the government’s efforts and achievements in performing its task as a facilitator for business and socio-economic development, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told members of the business community at the 11th Lao Business Forum yesterday.
— Vientiane Times

Can Laos Realize Its Coffee Dream?
The country is a small but determined player in this space.
— The Diplomat (paywall)

Illegal vehicle import crackdown ordered as tax avoidance raises ire
The Ministry of Finance has warned that it will impose stronger legal actions against any owners of imported vehicles evading taxes and tariff payments to the government.
— Vientiane Times

Laos asks Vietnam’s Ministry of Home Affairs for personnel training assistance
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Vice President Phankham Viphavan have urged Vietnam’s Ministry of Home Affairs to continue assisting its Lao counterpart in personnel training, particularly at the district level.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Lao Gov’t, AFD Review Cooperation
The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) held on Wednesday, Jul 4 a portfolio review, chaired by Dr Kikeo Chanthaboury, Vice Minister, and Ms Claudine Ledoux, French Ambassador to the Lao PDR.
— Lao News Agency

Savannakhet upgrading three iconic tourist sites
Following Savannakhet’s declaration of Kaysone Phomvihane district as a city in May, the province is upgrading popular tourism sites in three districts in a bid to attract more visitors.
— Vientiane Times

UXO clearance an opportunity to unlock land, prosperity
Cooperatio with local authorities and development partners aims to remove the threat posed by unexploded ordnance (UXO) including to increase access and benefits to people in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Hongsa Power Plants Hundreds Of Trees
Hongsa Power Company – HPC – has planted over 700 trees to minimize the effects of mining and electricity generation of the company in host communities in Hongsa district, Xayaboury Province this year.
— Lao News Agency

Wok On!! Delish trails from Saigon to Laos
With a brand new menu that has over 90 percent new dishes, it has resplendent anecdotes of Gautam’s footsteps across Asian countries.
— Deccan Chronicle

Two Awarded Bourses D’avenir Co-implemented By French Embassy And Namtheun
The Department for Cultural Action and Cooperation of the French Embassy and the Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC) celebrated on Jul 2 at the French Institute in Vientiane the coming departure for France of two Lao students from the bilingual classes of Vientiane and Luang Prabang: Thipphaphone Oudomvilay and Alounny Thammavongsavanh.
— Lao News Agency


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