Lao morning news for August 15

Lao morning news for August 15

Lao PDR morning news

Lao Capital Villagers Balk at Below-Market Payment For Land Lost to Expressway
Residents of 18 villages in two districts of Laos’ capital Vientiane have refused to accept state compensation for loss of land to a local toll expressway project, saying that the amount offered is much lower than market value.
— RFA

Laos’ economic prospects remain bright: IMF
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is predicting a favourable outlook for Laos’ economic growth in the upcoming years despite the present difficulties.
— Vientiane Times (paywall) 

Lao media eyes bright future despite challenges
This was the general assessment of the managers of mass media and publishing when commemorating the 69th Mass Media and Publishing Day.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

PM: Laos will not authorise unsustainable tourism projects in Vangvieng
Some developers have submitted proposals to the cabinet seeking a green light to build tourism complexes in popular Vangvieng district in Vientiane province.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

PM offers advice to Lao tourist spot
Vang Vieng a tourist town halfway to Luang Prabang in northern Laos has been told to clean up its riverside tourist district.
— TTR Weekly

International Youth Day Marked
To reaffirm the commitment to helping young people realize their full potential in life, UNFPA unveils a youth strategy, My Body, My Life, My World! It places their needs, aspirations and ideals at the core of efforts to support achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the agenda of the International Conference on Population and Development – ICPD – by 2030.
— KPL

US-Asean Business Council advises ways to attract foreign investment
The council’s Senior Vice President of Policy Affairs, Mr Marc Mealy, said last week that every country has its own potential product to attract foreign investment. But countries with small economies need to band together to promote investment in their country.
— ANN/Vietiane Times 

Constraints on Lao SMEs obstruct business operations
Access to finance has become even more difficult over the past two years, according to the latest World Bank Enterprise Survey.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Young people use media skills to advocate for child rights
A training programme for young people about the best ways to draw attention to the Convention on the Rights of the Child through radio and social media is taking place in Pakxan district, Borikhamxay province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Fred Hollows Foundation gives boost to health service
The Fred Hollows Foundation has provided more than 430 million kip (US$50,000) to the Ministry of Health to finance the expenses of ministry staff when they undertake assignments outside of Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vietnam’s Party, State Leader Nguyen Phu Trong Welcomes Lao Counterpart
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception for his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Vorachit in Hanoi on August 9.
— KPL

FEATURE: Discover the charm of the Bolaven Plateau in the rainy season
Bolaven Plateau is well-known for its coffee plantations and is fascinating to anyone with an interest in natural landscapes, waterfalls and unadulterated nature.
–ANN/Vietiane Times

Constraints on Lao SMEs obstruct business operations
Access to finance has become even more difficult over the past two years, according to the latest World Bank Enterprise Survey.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

PM: Laos will not authorise unsustainable tourism projects in Vangvieng
Some developers have submitted proposals to the cabinet seeking a green light to build tourism complexes in popular Vangvieng district in Vientiane province.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos, Unesco share experiences in heritage protection
The workshop on safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage and nomination files is being held from August 12-16 with support from the Republic of Korea. It aims to broaden the knowledge of authorities who work in heritage protection.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

 

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