Lao Morning News For May 3

Lao Morning News For May 3

Lao PDR morning newsGovt revenues expected to fall short of targets
Government revenues are expected to fail to meet the targets set for the first quarter and first half of this year, according to a report from the Ministry of Finance.
Vientiane Times 

Labour Day brings new minimum wage to Laos: $130 per month
All businesses and factories in Laos are required to increase the minimum wage from 900,000 kip (some $108) to 1.1 million kip ($133) a month, effective May 1, 2018.

Ministry, WHO review health sector progress
Representatives from the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday met in Vientiane to discuss developments in the health sector from 2009-2017.
Vientiane Times 

Laos needs to prepare for LDC graduation: Economists
Economists have called on the government to pay more attention to preparations for the country’s expected graduation from Least Developed Country (LDC) status, to ensure sustainable development.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Culture, Food To Be Showcased At 12th Int’l Cultural Festival
Lao culture and food will be showcased at the 12th International Cultural and Customs Exhibition on May10, 2018 at Shanghai University, Shanghai, China.
Lao News Agency 

Australia extends support for school meals programme
The Australian government has announced renewed support of AU$1 million in funding for the World Food Programme (WFP) to support vulnerable communities in Laos in managing their own school feeding programmes and strengthening their resilience to the impacts of climate change.
Vientiane Times 


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