Lao Morning News For August 23

Lao Morning News For August 23

Lao PDR morning newsLTC taps Nokia Shanghai Bell for network expansion
The Lao Telecommunications Company (LTC) has contracted Nokia Shanghai Bell for a network expansion project, and has entered a 5G alliance with the vendor.

Govt to steam ahead with railway compensation
The government is looking to speed up compensation for people who will lose land or other property to make way for the Laos-China railway, asking the National Assembly (NA) to extend support in this regard.
Vientiane Times 

Laotian government to set up nationality verification center for workers in Thailand
Laotian authorities have informed Ministry of Labor officials that they will be setting up a center in Thailand to facilitate the verification of nationality for Laotian workers in the Kingdom.
NBT World (video)

Central bank rolls out policy to boost productivity
The Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) is embarking on a policy of relaxation in a bid to ensure that more money is injected into the economy.
Vientiane Times 

A Chinese Company to Build a Fertilizer Mixing Plant in Luang Namtha
The Chinese company Xuan Xing Agriculture and Trade Promotion will be building a fertilizer mixing plant to supply chemical fertilizer products to local farmers in northern provinces of Laos.
Lao News Agency 

Could new China railway put Laos on the tourist map?
Golden temples, Mekong River cruises, mighty waterfalls, and nearly two dozen national parks.

Binh Thuan NA deputies delegation pays working visit to Laos
Permanent Vice Secretary of the Party Committee of central Binh Thuan province Huynh Thanh Canh met Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Laos Sisay Leudetmounsone during a reception in Vientiane on August 22.
Vietnam Plus

Key Laos- Việt Nam relations highlighted
Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng has emphasised the significance of the Việt Nam-Laos friendship, solidarity and co-operation to the Parties and peoples of the two countries.
Viet Nam News 

HCM City willing to share experience with Vientiane People’s Council
The People’s Council of Ho Chi Minh City is ready to share experience in specialised fields with the People’s Councils of Lao localities, including Vientiane capital, an official of the southern city of Vietnam said on August 22.
Vietnam Plus 

PM wraps up visit to four southern provinces
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has ended a visit to four southern provinces where he directed provincial leaders to further stabilise financial liquidity and improve the livelihoods of local people.
Vientiane Times 

PM Urges Saravane Authorities to Tackle Illegal Timber Activities
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged Saravane provincial authorities to attach importance to tackling illegal logging and timber smuggling and bring those law violators to punishment.
Lao News Agency 

China Awards 160 Scholarships to Lao Students
Chinese Ambassador to Laos, Wang Wentian hosted a send-off reception party in Vientiane Capital on August 17, for 160 Lao students who have received Chinese scholarship in this academic year.
Lao News Agency 

Laos Greets Afghanistan on National Day
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith on Aug 17 sent a message of congratulations to his Afghan counterpart Mr Salahuddin Rabbani on the occasion of the National Day of Afghanistan.
Lao News Agency 

Flood management project 64 percent complete
Work on the Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project (FDM) has progressed well and is expected to finish as planned in 2019.
Vientiane Times 

Conference spotlights protection of workers’ rights
Laos will continue to work with its development partners for the protection of workers’ rights and benefits, a conference in the capital recently heard.
Vientiane Times 

PM Expresses Sympathy over Tragic Incident in Spain
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Aug 18 sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Spain over the tragic incident perpetrated by the terrorist act in Barcelona.
Lao News Agency

Gov’t Provides Relief Aid to Flood Victims
The government has provided a relief package worth 140 million kip for Sonca victims in Khammouan and Savannakhet Provinces.
Lao News Agency 


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