Lao Morning News For June 7

Lao Morning News For June 7

Lao PDR morning newsLaos Increases Minimum Monthly Wage for the Third Time in Eight Years
The Lao government has increased the country’s monthly minimum wage from Kip 900,000 (US$108) to Kip 1,100,000 (US$132) with effect from May 1, 2018.
Asean Briefing

Employment opportunities await Lao youth in Japan
Young people can now access the Japanese agriculture labour market, Laos’ Employment Service Centre under the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare announced this week.
Vientiane Times 

24th anniversary of the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge
Australia’s ambassadors to Thailand and Laos joined the Nong Khai Governor Ronachai Jitwiset on Wednesday in unveiling a sign commemorating the 24th anniversary of the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.
The Thaiger

Centre opens to promote Langcang- Mekong cooperation
The Global Centre for Mekong Studies of Laos (GCMS-Laos) in Vientiane officially opened to the public on Wednesday, to promote cooperation among the six countries of the Lancang-Mekong region.
Vientiane Times 

Thailand-Laos bridge project planned
Approval has been given by the respective authorities in Thauland and Laos for a new bridge connecting the two countries.
World High Ways 

Exclusive Interview: How the capital of Laos is cleaning up
In April, Singapore announced plans for the ASEAN Smart City Network (ASCN), which consists of 26 cities from around the region.
Govinsider.asia

More Than 1 In 20 Adolescent Girls Never Attend School
More than 1 in 20 adolescent girls have never attended school and 1 in 5 adolescent girls have dropped out of school in the Lao PDR, according to a UN study.
Lao News Agency 

Laos, Brunei further bilateral cooperation
Laos and Brunei have agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations, including in the fields of human resource development, air transport, drug control, labour, cultural exchange, and women’s development.
Vientiane Times 

SUN Business Network Promotes Nutrition In Laos
The “Scaling Up Nutrition” (SUN) Business Network was launched on Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Vientiane.
Lao News Agency

Govt targets young people in tree planting programme
President Bounnhang Vorachit, along with high ranking officials and children, yesterday planted tree saplings in support of the government’s goal to highlight the importance of forestry protection among young people.
Vientiane Times 

Laos to upgrade quality of tourism to meet regional standards
The Lao tourism industry is moving forward with plans to upgrade the standards of staff working in tourism-related areas so they can compete with their counterparts on the Asean and international stages.
Inquirer.net 

Corruption, revenue leaks, poverty top parliamentarians’ concerns
National Assembly members yesterday cited corruption, revenue leaks, poverty and unprofitable state-owned enterprises a their main concerns during debates on the second day of the Assembly’s fifth ordinary session.
Vientiane Times 

 

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