Lao Morning News For August 3

Lao Morning News For August 3
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Lao PDR morning newsFirst Oil Refinery Expected to Be Completed Next Year
The construction of the first ever oil refinery in the Saysettha Comprehensive Development Zone, Vientiane is expected to be completed in mid-next year.
Lao News Agency 

Govt, EU negotiate to promote legal timber trade
The Lao timber sector has taken a further step towards improved accessing to the EU market, where the import and sale of timber obtained through illegal logging is prohibited by law by making available a revised definition for legal timber.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Officials Enrich Knowledge of Agricultural Processing
China’s Ministry of Commerce in cooperation with the China National Research Institute of Food and Fermentation Industries held a seminar on “Agricultural Processing” for technical staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce ​between Aug 2-31 in Vientiane.
Lao News Agency

Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam parliaments vow development push
Enhancing parliamentary oversight of cooperation for the triangle development area was discussed by representatives of the National Assemblies of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (CLV) in Vientiane this week.
Vientiane Times

Lao delegation to fifth theoretical workshop greeted in Kien Giang
Vo Van Thuong, head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission, received Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune, head of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee’s Commission for Propaganda and Training, in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on August 2.
Vietnam Plus 

AHA Centre Flash Update: Flooding, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar & Thailand.
The high rainfall intensity, enhanced by the Tropical Storm (TS) “Sonca” has triggered flooding in several areas in Cambodia, Lao, Thailand and Myanmar.

Attapeu governor vows to identify, punish illegal timber traders under law
Investigations are ongoing to identify those behind illegal timber found on trucks in Attapeu province with the wrongdoers to be held responsible and face the law, the provincial governor has said.
Vientiane Times 

University entrance results to be announced this month
The assessment of entrance exams for National University of Laos (NUoL) will be completed within 30 days after examinations were held on July 25 to comply with standards set by the Ministry of Education and Sports, the university has confirmed.
Vientiane Times

Luan Prabang may become Asean Clean Tourist City
The Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Ounethouang Khaophanh, told the Vientiane Times recently that the Lao World Heritage Site has the potentials to gain the certification.
Eleven Myanmar 

Entertainment venues schools, hospitals prepare for closure order
Education authorities are preparing to cooperate with fellow government agencies to shut down entertainment venues if found to be in breach of regulations once receiv ing the appropriate order.
Vientiane Times 

Six workers were killed at Nam Ngiep 1 Project
Six workers were killed and two were injured at the main dam of Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project (NNP1) in Bolikhan district, Bolikhamxay Province when a high pressurized oxygen cylinder burst at the construction site.
Lao News Agency 

Elgin hosts Lao conference, reconnects with sister city
A recent conference, a trip overseas and a reconnecting with a sister city have offered an opportunity to strengthen bonds between Elgin and its Lao community.
Chicago Tribune 


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