Lao Morning News For May 4

Lao Morning News For May 4

Lao PDR morning newsWB provides 257b kip loan to reduce Lao disaster risks
The World Bank recently provided a loan of more than 257 billion kip (US$31million) to Laos for implementing the Lao PDR Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project.
Vientiane Times 

Vangvieng slated to become official tourism town in 2020
Vientiane province’s Vangvieng district will officially be declared a tourism town in 2020 in terms of natural and cultural attractions, as part of the government’s efforts to promote the tourism industry.
Vientiane Times

Laos needs to prepare for LDC graduation: economists
Lao economists have called on the government to pay more attention to preparations for the country’s expected graduation from the least developed country (LDC) status, to ensure sustainable development.
Xinhua Net 

Asean nations discuss management of cosmetics
Representatives of the 10 Asean member states yesterday shared important lessons about the implementation of guidelines in the management of cosmetics.
Vientiane Times 

Advertising signs need permits: Vientiane authorities
Vientiane’s Department of Public Works and Transport is calling on the owners of advertising signs, ATM booths and telephone lines in the capital to ask for permission before their erection.
Vientiane Times 

Economic growth ‘manageable’ despite possible impact of China slowdown: analysts
The predicted economic slowdown in China, one of the top three foreign investors in Laos and an important trading partner, could affect the Lao economy, the government’s economic analysts have warned.
Vientiane Times 

Govt mulls future of Lao uplands
The government is assessing possible policies for the development of the country’s upland areas, which were discussed at meeting hosted by the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) on Monday.
Vientiane Times


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