Lao Morning News For August 18

Lao Morning News For August 18
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Lao PDR morning newsE-commerce set to boom in Laos but no laws to regulate sector
The e-commerce market in Laos is set to take off amidst the rapid growth of internet penetration in the region but the country still does not have laws to regulate such activities, experts have noted.
Vientiane Times 

Laos-Cambodia border returning to normalcy: Lao official
The governments of Laos and Cambodia are working together to address border issues in a peaceful means, bringing the situation back to normalcy, Phengsavanh Keopaseuth, head of National Border Committee of Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told a press conference Thursday.

VN, Laos, Cambodia boost security cooperation
Security ministers of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia gathered at a friendship meeting in Hanoi on August 17 to promote cooperation among the three countries’ security forces.
Vietnam Plus 

Malaysia Ranks 4th Largest FDI in Laos
Malaysia has been ranked the 4th largest foreign direct investor in Laos following China, Vietnam and Thailand with many Malaysian investment projects reported in hydropower industry and special economic zones.
Lao News Agency 

Vanglouang Waterfall Renovation Over 50 % Completed
A concessionaire has recently confirmed that it has achieved more than 50 % of its planned renovation for the natural tourist site Vanglouang Waterfall since the renovation was commenced in 2015.
Lao News Agency 

Children exchanges promote Vietnam – Laos friendship
Officials of Dak Lak, on August 16, received delegations of Vietnamese and Lao children who are taking part in a friendship summer camp in the Central Highlands province.
Vietnam Plus

Lao man sentenced to life in Vietnam for cocaine smuggling
A court in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday sentenced a Lao man to life imprisonment for illegal drug trafficking.

UXO kills two Savannakhet villagers
Two men named Phone, aged 33, and Bo, 36, were killed when they struck unexploded ordnance (UXO) while planting crops on a farm in Tayong village, Nong district, Savannakhet province , about 4km from the district town.
Vientiane Times 

Official explains situation on Laos-Cambodia border
Laos and Cambodia have completed the demarcation of about 87 percent of their border, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced during a news conference held in Vientiane to provide an explanation about the recent problem on the frontier.
Vientiane Times

Re-consider road fund, remove checkpoints: NA members told
Vientiane residents have asked members of the National Assembly (NA) to push for reconsidering a Vientiane road fund, which requires residents to contribute to the fund, saying that the required amount is too high.
Vientiane Times

Indonesia’s Independence Day Marked in Vientiane
The Embassy of Indonesia in Vientiane on Aug 17 held a flag hoisting ceremony to mark the 71th anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia (Aug 17, 1945).
Lao News Agency 


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