Lao Morning News For August 11

Lao Morning News For August 11
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Lao PDR morning newsWant to Invest in Laos? This is Why You Shouldn’t
Laos is one of the fastest growing nations in Asia. Strong exports and a burgeoning service sector helped its economy surge by 6.8% in 2016. The Asian Development Bank predicts even faster GDP growth of more than 7% going forward.

Prime Minister Gives Guidance on SDG Implementation
​On Aug 10, the first meeting of the National Steering Committee on the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was held in Vientiane to discuss direction on the implementation of the UN’s SDG, also known as Global Goals in the Lao PDR.
Lao News Agency

PM tells Xieng Khuang to fight corruption, illegal car imports, logging
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has directed the leadership of Xieng Khuang province to intensify the fight against corruption, illegal logging and drug smuggling.
— Vientiane Times  

Lao Furniture Industry Lacks Skilled Labour
The Lao furniture industry is in need of skilled labour as well as modern technology for its wood-related value creation, said President of the Lao Furniture Industry Group Thongsavanh Soulignamat.
Lao News Agency 

Achieve lagging millennium goals, targets, PM instructs
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has said the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) should be continued since the country has fallen short of achieving some of the targets.
Vientiane Times

Government, Private Sector Discus Investment Issues
Representatives of government bodies and business community met on Aug 10 in Vientiane to discuss problems and challenges related to investment and investment effectiveness.
Lao News Agency

Govt Donates Millions Kip to Relieve Flood Victims in Oudomxay
The government has provided 120 million kip to help tropical storm Sonca flood victims in Oudomxay Province.
Lao News Agency 

Over 400 People Infected with Dengue Viruses in Attapeu
Over 400 peoples have been infected with dengue viruses with one life claimed by the mosquito born disease in Attapeu province so far this year, according to Deputy Director of Attapeu Provincial Health Department, Mrs Phoupasong Sisoulath.
Lao News Agency 

NA President Visits Cigarettes Factory in Luang Prabang
President of National Assembly, Ms Pany Yathortou and her delegation visited a cigarette factory in Luang Prabang province last week.
Lao News Agency 

New road to reduce traffic congestion in capital’s south
A 26.2-km road under construction is also designed to serve as an embankment to prevent flooding in Vientiane and also handle rising numbers of vehicles from other parts of the capital.
Vientiane Times 

Luang Prabang boat racers ready vessels for August 21 festival date
The boat racing festival at Xiengthong village, Luang Prabang district, Luang Prabang province will be held on August 21, on the Nam Khan river. As the biggest boat racing festival in Luang Prabang province, the festival draws huge interest from Luang Prabang province.
Vientiane Times 

Rare Animals Handed Over to Ban Keun Zoo for Care
On Monday, Jul 31, 2017 in Non Vay village, Saysetha district, Vientiane Capital, the Vientiane Capital Forest Inspection Office in cooperation with Ban Kern Zoo and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Laos) attended a ceremony for the handover of protected species pygmy slow loris and water dragon to Ban Kern Zoo for healthcare before releasing back to forest.
Lao News Agency 

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