Lao Morning News For March 15

Lao Morning News For March 15

Lao PDR morning newsOne trillion kip in state assets misappropriated in past year
Over 1 trillion kip was siphoned off last year in the implementation of development projects through the violation of laws and financial disciplines by government bodies and the private sector.
Vientiane Times

Laos-China economic corridor to yield great benefits: Chinese ambassador
The Laos-China economic corridor, which the two countries have agreed to establish, will bring great benefits to both sides and the region as a whole, Chinese Ambassador to Laos Wang Wentian told Lao and Chinese media this week.
Vientiane Times

Lao Airlines suspends flights on Vientiane-Singapore route
A notification issued this week on the airline’s official website announced the cancellation of flights to Singapore for the Summer Schedule 2018.
Asia One

S. Korea injects US$6m into mapping project
The Republic of Korea has granted more than 49.7 billion kip (US$6 million) through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to finance a project that will strengthen geospatial data in Savannakhet province.
Vientiane Times 

Lao gov’t to bolster trademark protection
All commodities produced in Laos will have a trademark under the Madrid Protocol, to create economic opportunities and help raise the standard of trade in the country, local media reported on Wednesday.
Xinhua Net 

Ministry to provide new vaccines in 2019s
The Expanded Programme of Immunisation (EPI) under the Ministry of Health will introduce two new free vaccines against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and diarrhoeal rotavirus to target groups in 2019.
Vientiane Times 

3 Lao arrested for smuggling drugs to Vietnam
Border guards of Vietnam’s northern Dien Bien province in coordination with Laos’ relevant agencies detained three Lao men for trading and transporting lab-made drugs from Laos to Vietnam, provincial border guards said on Wednesday.
Xinhua Net

MRC to protect Mekong despite budget reduction
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) will remain a key driving force in bringing unity and sustainability to the development of areas along the mighty river despite the reduced budget projected for the upcoming decade.
Vientiane Times 


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