Lao Morning News For May 17

Lao Morning News For May 17

Lao PDR morning newsLaos, Cambodia vow to jointly resolve border dispute
Laos and Cambodia have agreed to work together to resolve the issue of their disputed border area as the two countries’ foreign ministers met for talks in Vientiane yesterday.
Vientiane Times 

Korea upgrading IT skills at Lao Youth Union
Young people are receiving training in Apple-based iOS application development as part of IT capacity building at the Lao Youth Union (LYU) supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
Vientiane Times 

Is Laos Really Launching a New Corruption Crackdown?
Since coming to power in April 2016, Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has made grandiose claims about tackling corruption. He wants to rid it from the country’s most important sectors, he has said, and he aims to restore the image of Communist Party officials in the eyes of the public. For years, apparatchiks have been considered opulent, distant, and, most importantly, perennially on the take.
The Diplomat (paywall)

New facilities at Mittaphab Hospital a shot in the arm for healthcare
Health officials plan to make the best use of an extension to Mittaphab Hospital in their efforts to raise the country’s health services to international standards.
Vientiane Times

Tour companies tout Laos as adventure lovers’ paradise
Local tour companies are continuing efforts to promote Laos as an adventure tourism destination with a recent exhibition held at the Vientiane Center shopping mall.
Vientiane Times 

Compensation rate for railway-affected property approved
Authorities in charge have approved the amount of compensation to be paid to people who have lost land or other property due to the construction of the Laos-China railway.
Vientiane Times 


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