Lao Morning News For April 20

Lao Morning News For April 20

Lao PDR morning news

Tunnel works underway on Laos-China railway project
Efforts to bore tunnels for the Laos-China railway project have begun, marking a new and intensive stage to construction work underground for the landmark multi-billion dollar project.
Vientiane Times

Business operations face high logistics costs, study says
High logistics costs in Laos are still a major obstruction for business operations throughout the domestic private sector and can also deter investors, a recent study suggests.
Vientiane Times

1st Lao Clean Agricultural Products Trade Fair to be Held in Vientiane
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) will hold the 1st Lao Clean Agricultural Products Trade Fair (Good Agricultural Practice & Organic Products) on April 20-21, 2017 at the ministry, Vientiane Capital.
Lao News Agency

Heads Will be Dismissed If Corrupt, says Vice President
Vice President Phankham Viphavanh has warned that organisation directors will be dismissed if it is proved that their organisations or people under their supervision are corrupt.
Lao News Agency

Laos retrieves 6.1 mln USD from corrupt officials
The State Inspection Authority (SIA) of Laos has retrieved more than 50 billion Lao kip (6.1 million U.S. dollars) over the past two years from corrupt officials who had embezzled state properties.

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Laos Transforms Vang Vieng from Party Town to Ecotourism Hub
The stunning natural parks around Vang Vieng had stood unadmired by the hordes of young people who descended on the town to party.
Latin American Herald Tribune

Love Laos: Keep it Clean
Sitting beside the Mekong River, sipping a cold drink and enjoying the scenery is a welcome break for tourists and locals alike in Laos.
The Asia Foundation

Landlocked Laos: the hidden culinary secret
TUCKED between China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar, landlocked Laos shows its rich blend of neighboring influences in its diversity and uniqueness of food and drink.
Shanghai Daily

Finance ministry welcomes public feedback with new hotline
The Ministry of Finance has launched the hotline number 1519 to better connect with members of the public so that consumers can more easily air complaints or provide recommendations regarding finance sector operations in the country.
Vientiane Times

New decree strengthens environment fund
A new government decree on a key environmental fund will help bolster fundraising for the protection of environment across the country, sources say.
Vientiane Times

Laos to Bring 5,500 Families Over Poverty Line This Year
The government has an ambitious plan to reduce the number of poor families down from 76,318 to 70,924 by the end of this year, according to an official.
Lao News Agency

UXOs Cleared by Laos-China Railway Project in LuangNamtha
The clearance of unexploded ordnances from land allocated along Laos-China railway and its two small stations -Botene immigration checkpoint and Natuay, a loading station – in Luang Namtha Province has been almost completed.
Lao News Agency

Mekong River survey begins despite opposition
SURVEY WORK on the Mekong River channel project officially started yesterday in Chiang Rai, and field survey by a Chinese company is expected to begin tomorrow amid strong opposition by environmentalists.
The Nation


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