Lao Morning News For April 28

Lao Morning News For April 28
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Cigarettes must bear health warning labels in Laos from May
The Lao Ministry of Health (MoH) has said as of May 1, all cigarette products of all brands, either domestically made or imported for commercial purposes in Laos, must be affixed with health warnings covering 75 percent of the packaging.

Lao food prices higher than neighbours
The prices of food staples in Laos are still around 10-20 percent higher compared to neighbouring countries especially Thailand and Vietnam, the National Assembly (NA) was informed.
Vientiane Times

Vietnamese PM’s visit spurs further cooperation
The first official visit to Laos by Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has proved fruitful as the two governments have inked deals worth millions of dollars.
Vientiane Times

TVR Lao to Build Housing Estate in Vientiane
The TVR Lao International Company is developing a real estate project, building affordable houses for Vientiane residents.
Lao News Agency

Finance Minister Says Taxes Cannot be Collected in Cash
The Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Douangdy, stated at the ongoing 3rd Ordinary Session of the National Assembly on Wednesday that the government has stopped allowing tax officers receive tax payments in cash directly from taxpayers, as several new mechanisms have been developed to ensure tax payment can be made through banking systems and digital technology.
Lao News Agency

Vietnamese man faces death over meth trafficking from Laos
A Ho Chi Minh City court has sentenced a Vietnamese man to death for trafficking over 6 kilograms (13 lbs) of crystal methamphetamine from Laos into Vietnam, while another two men received life sentences for the same offense, the Tuoi Tre (Youth) daily reported.
VnExpress International

Ministry suspends licensing of gas stations, oil warehouses
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has announced it will temporarily suspend the registration and licensing of currently unregistered gas stations and oil warehouses.
Vientiane Times

Gov’t to get tough with dishonest land concession holders
The government will use tougher measures to regulate concession projects by withdrawing land if no progress is made on the proposed project, while also pushing for authorities at various levels to participate in the process.
Vientiane Times

Gov’t Sees Budget Deficit of 5,787 Billion kip
Lao government met a budget deficit totaling 5,787 billion kip (USD 787.25 million) last fiscal year, despite a revenue collection of 26,159 billion kip (USD 3.24 billion), the Minister of Planning and Investment, Mr Souphanh Keomixay, said at the ongoing ordinary session of the NA this week in Vientiane Capital.
Lao News Agency

MoH: Cigarette Products Must Have Health Warning Labels
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has said that as of May 1, all cigarette products of all brands, either domestically made or imported for commercial purposes in Laos, must be affixed with health warnings covering 75% of the packaging.
Lao News Agency

Veterans’ Stories: Pilot participated in helicopter assault in Laos
on Betts spent more than 30 years in the Army, beginning in 1968 when he volunteered to serve in the Vietnam War.
— Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Laos: Southeast Asia’s forgotten paradise
Paired with a relaxed atmosphere and exceptional sense of hospitality, Laos, sandwiched between Thailand and Vietnam, has a lost-in-time quality.
Chase News & Stories

Kirkcudbright student heads for Laos
Ten students from the University’s Paisley and Dumfries campuses working with the residents of Nasavahn and Houy Mieng villages, near the UNESCO world heritage town of Luang Prabang, Laos, to improve the quality of their water supply.
— The Galloway Gazette

How much communism is still in Vietnam and Laos?
Anyone who visits Saigon today will find stylish teenagers with smartphones in their hands. But what is behind the façade? And what about Hanoi and Vientiane? A round trip through three metropolises.


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