Lao Morning News For May 31

Lao Morning News For May 31

Lao PDR morning newsLaos, Myanmar move forward in energy cooperation
Laos and Myanmar have taken another step towards implementing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on power cooperation that was signed in January this year.
Vientiane Times 

Thai Hospital To Build Branch In Vientiane
Kasemrad International Hospital, affiliated to Bangkok Chain Hospital Public, held a groundbreaking ceremony for its first Vientiane-based branch last Friday.
Lao News Agency 

Laos Increases Minimum Monthly Wage for the Third Time in Eight Years
The Lao government has increased the country’s monthly minimum wage from Kip 900,000 (US$108) to Kip 1,100,000 (US$132) with effect from May 1, 2018.
Asean Briefing 

Tourism creating wealth of job opportunities for Lao people
The United Nations’ World Travel and Tourism Council unveiled its latest report recently, which indicated that tourism has directly resulted in 114,000 jobs being created in Laos.

China, Laos to advance building community of shared future
China and Laos on Wednesday agreed to advance the building of a community of shared future to achieve new outcomes.
Xinhua Net

Project reduces gender-based violence in capital
Violence against women in target villages of Vientiane has declined as more people gain understanding of women’s rights through the Bringing Justice Closer to Women Suffering from Gender Based Violence project.
Vientiane Times 

Thai firm signs Laos power deal
Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company Limited (Ratch) is ready for expansion into the 340 megawatt (MW) Xekong hydroelectric power project in Laos in a joint investment with the government in Vientiane.
The Nation 

Lao Banana Workers Sickened by Chemicals Used on Farms
Lao workers at Chinese-operated banana plantations are falling ill in large numbers from exposure to chemicals used on the farms, with many suffering from respiratory or liver problems, sources in the Southeast Asian nation say.
Radio Free Asia 

Vets investigate 25 cattle deaths in Vientiane province
Xanakham district authorities in Vientiane province say the deaths of 25 cattle were caused by haemorrhagic fever and that no ingestion of toxic chemicals was involved.
Vientiane Times 

Macau Legend plans expansion in Laos, Cambodia, Macau
Casino operator Macau Legend Development Ltd (MLD) has vowed to help expand infrastructure in Laos if the government will allow MLD some freedom in reallocating its gaming taxes.

UK lends support to malaria control
The United Kingdom’s Comic Relief charity is providing over US$700,000 from 2018 to 2020 to help prevent and control malaria in three provinces of Laos.
Vientiane Times 

NA’s 5TH Ordinary Session To Be Opened Next Week
Member of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee and Secretariat of the National Assembly Ms Souansavanh Viyaket announced on May 28 that the 5th Ordinary Session of National Assembly’s 8th legislature will be held from June 5-28, 2018.
Lao News Agency 

Vientiane floats new plans for Nam Ngum tourism activities
Vientiane has plans to develop new tourism services on the Nam Ngum River in Xaythany district, aiming to attract more visitors.
Vientiane Times 


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