Lao Morning News For August 15

Lao Morning News For August 15

Lao PDR morning newsValue-added tax to replace guesswork in raising revenue from SMEs
The Ministry of Finance is in the process to introduce a value-added tax (VAT) on Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) after the scheme was implemented successfully elsewhere over the past seven to eight years.
Vientiane Times

What’s behind Cambodia-Laos’ border flare-up?
After much sound, fury and troop deployments, it all ended with an embrace.
Asia Times

Chinese Firm to Build US $40 Million Elephant Conservation, Breeding Center in Laos
A Chinese state-owned enterprise said on Saturday that it will build a U.S. $40 million elephant conservation and breeding center in northwestern Laos’ Sayaboury province and develop it into a tourist attraction by the end of the year.
Radio Free Asia 

China Grants CNY 78 Million Funding Construction of VIP Dining Ballroom
Chinese government has donated CNY 78 million to Laos to support the construction of a dining ballroom at the National Convention Centre, Vientiane Capital, which will be used for hosting VIP guests, heads of state, and government leaders.
Lao News Agency 

Incentives to promote commercial planting of trees under proposed decree
A number of incentives, including the cutting of undue fees, to promote commercial tree planting are being considered by policy-makers drawing up a Prime Ministerial Decree to regulate the issue.
Vientiane Times

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Sengsavanh success in Asean youth entrepreneurship award
The Sengsavanh Education Group (SVG) won an award for excellence at the 2017 Asean Youth Social Entrepreneurship Conference hosted by the Philippines in Manila last week.
Vientiane Times

LFA requests prior to wood quota increasing
The Lao Furniture Association (LFA) has requested that the government give them priority in the bidding for seized wood. This is to ensure that its members will be able to access seized wood as a source of raw materials and have therefore have sufficient wood to meet the need of the furniture processing industry.
Vientiane Times

Govt Extends Relief Aid to Flood Victims
The government has donated over 500 million kip as relief aid for flood victims in central and southern provinces.
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 

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 

FM Greets New Japanese Counterpart
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith on Aug 9 sent a message of congratulations to Mr Taro Kono appointed as new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Lao News Agency 

People’s Court marks 35th anniversary
The People’s Court has grown in quantity and quality since it was established in 1982 to serve the country, the People’s Supreme Court (PSC) President, Khamphanh Sitthidampha, has said.
Vientiane Times

Health of girls gets support from Korea
Lao girls and young women will be able to take advantage of the Girls Integrated Health Care Programme provided by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
Vientiane Times

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