Lao morning news for March 6

Lao morning news for March 6

Korea approves US$15 million for Attapeu flood recovery The government of the Republic of Korea has approved US$15 million (over 128 billion kip) to implement a flood recovery programme and assist the people of Sanamxay district in Attapeu province. — Vientiane Times Chinese Banana Plantations in Lao District Leave Locals With Little Land to Farm […]

Philippines morning news for March 6

Philippines morning news for March 6

Gov’t hits target with slower 3.8% inflation in February Philippine inflation further slowed to 3.8 percent in February 2019, the Philippine Statistics Authority said on Tuesday. — CNN Philippines 37 of 75 flagship infra projects get NEDA Board nod The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board has approved 37 out of the 75 flagship […]

Lao morning news for March 5

Lao morning news for March 5

Japan grants 1.4 billion kip to set up school libraries in Vientiane province The Japanese government has provided grant assistance of more than 1.4 billion kip (US$170,429) to build school libraries and foster pupils’ reading skills in Vientiane province. — Vientiane Times (paywall) Laos Stops Chinese-backed Tourism Development After Villagers Complain A Chinese development project […]

Philippines morning news for March 5

Philippines morning news for March 5

Government debt rose to P7.5 trillion as of January The government’s outstanding debt surged P768 billion or 11.4 percent to P7.494 trillion as of end-January from P6.726 trillion a year ago, data from the Bureau of Treasury show. — Manilastandard.net Construction begins on Manila subway in bid to curb billions in losses (video) Construction of […]

Construction begins on Manila subway in bid to curb billions in losses (video)

Construction of the Philippines first underground railway system commenced last Wednesday (Feb 27) with Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade and representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) conducting an official ground breaking ceremony. The ceremony follows on the heals of the DOTr and a Filipino-Japanese consortium comprising Shimizu Corporation, Fujita Corporation, Takenaka […]

Lao morning news for March 4

Lao morning news for March 4

Japan grants 2.3 billion kip for empowerment of disabled people The Government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth more than 2.3 billion kip (US$274,459) to support a project dedicated to the empowerment of disabled people in Huaphan province. — Vientiane Times (paywall) Child Malnutrition Rates Still High in Laos Despite Best Efforts Large numbers […]

Philippines morning news for March 4

Philippines morning news for March 4

Philippine measles epidemic tops 14,000 cases The number of cases of measles in the Philippines has exceeded more than 14,000 and the count is still rising even as the government steps up its campaign against a vaccine scare that was triggered by deaths allegedly caused by Dengvaxia, a vaccine against dengue. — Bangkok Post GOCC […]

Lao morning news for March 1

Lao morning news for March 1

Private sector development essential for continued Lao economic growth Laos is one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia (SEA). On average the country’s economy as measured by GDP has grown by 7.5 per cent per year and trade by 17 per cent per year since 2000, reflecting the importance of trade as a […]

Philippines morning news for March 1

Philippines morning news for March 1

Foreign investment pledges surge in fourth quarter of 2018 Foreign investment pledges approved by the country’s seven investment promotion agencies rose by 322 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, with half of the total intended for Northern Mindanao, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday. — The Philippine Star PHL ranks 90th in int’l […]

Lao morning news for February 28

Lao morning news for February 28

‘Commissions’ Required of Companies Bidding for Building Work in Flood-hit Lao Province Construction firms bidding for approval to build permanent homes for flood victims in Laos must pay between 10 to 26 percent of the total cost of the project to local authorities if their bids are approved, sources in the country say. — Radio […]

Philippines morning news for February 28

Philippines morning news for February 28

Metro Manila Subway breaks ground in Valenzuela The Metro Manila Subway Project, a 36-kilometer underground railway system dubbed as the “project of the century,” broke ground Wednesday. — Manilastandard.net In less than two months, measles kills 203 in the Philippines More than 12,000 people have contracted measles while over 200 have died due to the […]

Lao morning news for February 27

Lao morning news for February 27

Lower Mother Mortality Rate Recorded Last Year Last year witnessed a reduction in mother mortality rate to 129 from 151 recorded in 2017, according to a report of the Ministry of Health. — KPL Laos, Vietnam target 15% increase in trade The Lao and Vietnamese governments will try to bolster two-way trade by at least […]

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