Lao Morning News For July 27

Lao Morning News For July 27

Lao PDR morning newsBenefits flow as nation, World Bank join hands on water management
The World Bank has approved more than 207.2 billion kip (US$25 million) of additional financing for the Mekong Integrated Water Resource Management Project (MIWRM) in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnam, Laos step up defence cooperation
Leaders of the Vietnamese Ministry of Defence always create favourable conditions for cooperation between the general technical departments of Vietnamese and Lao people’s armies, a senior officer has said.
— Nhan Dan Online

Leaders in Xayaboury return surplus autos in line with Prime Minister’s Decree
Four four-wheel drive vehicles of the leadership of Xayaboury province have been withdrawn as part of efforts to implement the Prime Minister’s Decree No 15 issued earlier this year to limit the number of cars for use by leaders.
— Vientiane Times

Cabinet calls for timeliness in railway projects
The government cabinet has directed authorities to take proper action for the timely completion of the Laos-China railway project and the second phase of the Laos-Thailand railway project.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Airlines to re-launch direct flights to Singapore in October
Lao Airlines, the national carrier, is in expansion mode, re-launching direct flights from Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport to Singapore’s Changi International Airport from this October, according to an announcement by the company posted on their website.
— Vientiane Times

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Thai police make $30M drug haul linked to Laos suspect
Thai police yesterday announced the seizure of drugs worth US$30 million, including seven million methamphetamine tablets, “ice” and liquid ketamine, from houses around Bangkok linked to an alleged Laotian drug lord.
— Borneo Bulletin

Laos to submit movies for Oscars for 1st time
Laos will submit two movies “At the Horizon” and “Dearest Sister” for the 90th Oscars Award or Academy Award next year, Lao News Agency (KPL) reported on Wednesday.
— Xinhua


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