Lao Morning News For May 9

Lao Morning News For May 9

Lao PDR morning newsStimulus package intensified to boost SMEs, ministry says
A number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have enjoyed financial access and a large amount of in-kind support, thanks to assistance from the government and development partners.
— Vientiane Times

NERI: Lao Economy Needs Diversification
An economic update released last month by the National Economic Research Institute (NERI), a government body led by former Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh, stated that the mining sector’s contribution to the country’s economy will continue to drop over the coming years as a lower output is predicted for this natural resource-based sector.
— The Laotian Times

Northern Australia To Share Primary Education Experience With Laos
Northern Australia faces similar primary education challenges to Laos, including remote locations, multi-grade classrooms and language barriers.
— KPL

Adverse conditions lead to slump in crop yields
Yields of dry season rice and other crops have declined significantly due to a number of unfavourable conditions, a senior government official has said.
— Vientiane Times

Families in Oudomxay Province First to Receive Compensation From Lao-China Railway
More than 20 Lao families from Hoi Khoom village in northwestern Laos’ Oudomxay province displaced by construction of a high-speed railway linking the country with China are the first to receive compensation for the loss of their farmland to the megaproject, a local government official said.
— Radio Free Asia

Liechtenstein prince pledges foundation’s assistance to health sector
Chairman of the Advisory Board of the International Peace Foundation, HSH Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein, said the organisation will assist Laos to improve the health sector.
— Vientiane Times

Laos looks to hydropower to boost economy
Laos has ambitions to be the region’s main producer of hydropower by 2025 – and through this, it hopes to raise its people out of poverty.
— Channel News Asia (video)

 

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