Lao Morning News For June 8

Lao Morning News For June 8

Lao PDR morning newsGovt takes steps to repay debts to local firms
Despite budgetary tensions, the government is working to pay a total of 3.25 trillion kip owed to private companies under the triangle-debt-diversion disbursement initiative.
Vientiane Times 

Ministry vows to remove tourism barriers
With various barriers hindering the development of the tourism industry, authorities in charge will work closely with the relevant sectors to remove these obstacles, a minister told parliament yesterday.
Vientiane Times 

America’s ‘Secret War’ in Laos finally put to proper rest
It has been more than four decades but the White House has finally opened its doors to the Hmong tribal guerrillas who fought communist forces to a standstill in the mountains of northeast Laos in what became known as the “Secret War.”
Asia Times 

WHO awards Laos for efforts to curb smoking
The Ministry of Health will continue to work with international partners to reduce tobacco smoking in Laos even though there has been some success in this field.
Vientiane Times 

See the Rich Spiritual and Cultural Traditions of Laos
There’s a reason Laos’s Louangphrabang (sometimes spelled Luang Prabang) has drawn a growing stream of visitors in recent years.
National Geographic 

Singaporean university hands over school facilities in Vientiane province
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore under its Overseas Exposure Programme (OEP) is continuing to help improve education facilities in Laos through community service.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Japan mull improvements to Vientiane bus services
Lao and Japanese cooperation has been improving public transport services in Vientiane through a project which is upgrading the bus management system implemented by Eagle Bus Company of Japan.
Vientiane Times 

 

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