Lao morning news for January 17

Lao morning news for January 17

Lao PDR morning newsGarment industry in Laos continues to face challenges
Apparel firms in Laos are facing several problems ranging from shortage of skilled labour to survival, according to the Association of the Lao Garment Industry.
— Fibre2Fashion

Britain grants funding for UXO clearance in Laos
Mines Advisory Group (MAG) Laos has been granted more than 38 billion kip (4.5 million U.S. dollars) in funding from the British government for its unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance operations in Laos.
— Xinhua

Pay the minimum wage or face legal action, employers told
Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Real Estate Expo 2019 To Be Held In March
The Expo 2019, the first of its kind, will be held at the Don Chan Palace Hotel on 1st and 2nd of March with more than 40 property companies expected to join the event.

Tourism industry takes stock of lessons learnt during Visit Laos Year 2018
Authorities are looking at ways to address issues that were identified during Visit Laos Year 2018 in order to improve conditions for tourists during Visit Laos-China Year 2019.
— Vientiane Times

Lao leader receives Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics delegation
General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of Laos Bounnhang Volachith on January 15 hosted a reception for a delegation from the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA) led by Professor Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thang, Director of the academy.
— Nhan Dan

Maximising the benefits of Visit Laos-China Year 2019
LAO and Chinese authorities are drawing up detailed plans for activities during Visit Laos-China Year 2019, the first time Laos has partnered with another country in such an event.
— Phnom Penh Post

KOICA, Laos assess master plan for management of Nam Ngum River Basin
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Ministry of Energy and Mines met yesterday to discuss the final report of a project to write a master plan for Integrated Water Resource Management in the Nam Ngum River Basin.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnamese NA pledges to share working experience with Laos
The Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) stands ready to share its experience in dealing with specific topics regarding question and answer and inspection work with its Lao counterpart, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has said.
— VietnamPlus

Plans underway to protect prehistoric Pha Ling cave
Officials in charge of Lao heritage affairs are proposing the listing of a cave in Huaphan province as a national heritage site after historical evidence proved the existence of ancient humans there.
— Vientiane Times

Junior Matildas: 30 players to set sights on Laos at Canberra camp
Westfield Junior Matildas Head Coach Rae Dower has on Wednesday named a 30-player squad to attend the first camp of 2019, as some of Australia’s best young female footballers prepare themselves for the second phase of AFC U-16 Women’s Championship qualification.
— Westfield Matildas

Small-scale earthquakes recorded in Luang Namtha, Phongsaly
Earthquakes measuring 4.0 and 4.7 on the Richter scale were recorded this week in Phongsaly and Luang Namtha provinces respectively.
— Vientiane Times

More volumes of Ho Chi Minh’s Complete Works translated into Lao
A ceremony to announce the completion of translation of the fifth, seventh, and eighth volumes of the Complete Works of Ho Chi Minh into Lao was held at the Lao National Academy of Politics and Public Administration on January 15.
— VietnamPlus

Scotland native working to improve life in Laos
It’s a long way from Laurel Hill to Laos. Scotland County native Mac Maness left his childhood home for the usual reasons: higher education, a stint in the army, and a career that bounced he and his young family around the U.S. Years later, life took an unexpected turn.
— The Laurinburg Exchange


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