Lao morning news for October 1

Lao morning news for October 1

Lao PDR morning news

Infrastructure development, tourism key for economic growth in Laos: ADB
The move follows the recent release of the new Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecast which showed the country’s economic growth remaining moderate in 2019 and 2020 as expansion in the industry and services sectors softened in the first half of 2019 due to fewer foreign travellers.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos becomes party to two more UN treaties
The government has become a party to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for International Sales of Goods, hoping to use the law to protect its international trade interests.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Planning, state inspection teamwork targets socio-economic development plans
The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the State Inspection Authority are continuing to push for better cooperation in response to the challenges of implementing the government’s socio-economic development plans.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vietnam-Laos relations of special solidarity enjoy substantive progress
The official visit to Vietnam by Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith from October 1 to 3 is set to give a further boost to the two countries’ traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation.
— Vietnam Plus

Cost of farmed fish exceeds price set by Lao government
Adding to their woes are the higher costs they incur in raising fish.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Expo offers solutions for sustainable tourism in Laos
The expo is the region’s leading specialised fair for the tourism industry to celebrate, explore, and exhibit the latest trends, insights, and technology in sustainable tourism and hospitality practices.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Savannakhet in Laos slashes red tape to ease freight transport
Provincial governor Santiphab Phomvihane last week issued an executive order to remove the checkpoints – the latest move to improve the business environment in the central province.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos: Central bank to circulate 2015 version of 500 kip note
The bank issued a notice on September 24 stating that it would begin circulating the 2015 version of the 500 kip banknote on October 7.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Second Sustainable Tourism Solutions Expo a Great Success
Hundreds of visitors flocked to the second Sustainable Tourism Solutions Expo (STSE) this past weekend, marking a new commitment to sustainability within the tourism and hospitality industries.
— The Laotian Times

Missing Aggie veteran who disappeared during Vietnam War headed home for proper funeral
The remains of an Aggie veteran who disappeared in the jungles of Laos during the Vietnam War will soon be returned to his family.
— The Eagle

NA chairwoman meets Lao top leader
VIENTIANE The Vietnamese Party, State and people will make all-out effort to preserve and enhance the special relations with Laos, Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has said.
— Viet Nam News

Hongsa Power provides 40 scholarships for Xayaboury schoolchildren
The Hongsa Power Co., Ltd. has provided 40 scholarships worth 120 million kip for secondary school students in Xayaboury province, to support their studies over the course of this academic year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

70th Chinese National Day Marked In Vientiane
Chinese Ambassador to Laos, Mr Jiang Zaidong hosted a reception party to mark the 70 anniversary of China’s National Day in Vientiane on Friday, Sep 27.

Lao province cuts red tape to ease freight transport
Authorities of Laos’ central Savannakhet province have announced the removal of all inspection checkpoints along main roads to speed the transport of freight and exports.
— The Phnom Penh Post



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