Lao Morning News For March 29

Lao Morning News For March 29

Lao PDR morning newsLaos on a fast track to a China debt trap
Laos is one of eight global countries considered of “particular concern” for a future debt crisis, according to a recent report by the Center for Global Development (CGD), a Washington-based economic think tank.
Asia Times 

Is Laos Really Getting Tough on Crime?
Thongloun Sisoulith, Laos’ prime minister, wants it to be known that his administration is getting tough on crime.
The Diplomat 

MRC summit to discuss Mekong sustainability
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) will be holding its third summit in Cambodia next week to reaffirm a regional political commitment to ensure the sustainable use of resources provided by the mighty river in the face of growing pressure from economic development in the region.
Vientiane Times 

Is hermetic Laos poised for more openness?
Next month marks Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s second year in power, a role few Communist Party apparatchiks have grasped with so much aplomb.
Asia Times 

Lao, Chinese businesses boost cooperation in trade and investment
Lao and Chinese enterprises have agreed to partner in various areas of trade and investment and to enhance relations between the two countries.
Vientiane Times 

Chinese companies will develop bio-fertiliser factory in Laos
The factory will be developed in association with the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Far Eastern Agriculture 

PM departs for Vietnam to attend GMS Summit
Government leaders from the six member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) will hold talks in Hanoi, Vietnam, this week to outline the future direction of cooperation in the sub-region.
Vientiane Times 

Significant Achievements Noted For FLEGT
Noticeable achievements have been made in implementing a project on the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (FLEGT) action plan over the past two and half years (Sep 2015- Mar 2018) and these were reported at a regional project conclusion meeting held in Hanoi on Mar 2.
Lao News Agency 

Forum tackles education, employment access for persons with disabilities
Disabled people who have difficulty accessing education and employment is one of the reasons for continuing problems in elevating their social and economic situation, a forum in Vientiane heard yesterday.
Vientiane Times 

Japan Funds Health Centers, Waterworks Construction Projects
The Japanese Government provided grant assistance worth 522,590 US dollars for three health centre projects in Pongsaly, Huaphan, and Saravan provinces, and six water supply system projects in Oudomxay, Xayaboury, Xieng Khuang, Huaphan, and Luang Prabang provinces through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
Lao News Agency 

Asset declaration helpful in preventing corruption
The enforcement of asset declaration by government officials has been a significant step in preventing corruption, although there are doubts about whether this method is sufficient to identify all forms of misconduct by government officials and civil servants.
Vientiane Times


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