Lao Morning News For August 30

Lao Morning News For August 30
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Lao PDR morning newsLao govt opens centres to assist registration of workers in Thailand
The government has opened assistance centres in Thailand to help Lao workers there who currently hold purple cards (work permits), to ensure they are fully legal and are registered with the authorities.
The Nation 

Draft laws, amendments on agenda ahead of NA session
Legal experts met yesterday in Vientiane to discuss the drafting of legislation designed to better manage public debt, state purchases and spending, disbursement and state inspections.
Vientiane Times 

Chinese companies gearing up as construction of China-Laos railway in full swing
The construction of China-Laos railway has been in full swing, while the Chinese companies involved are gearing up for the peak construction period during the dry season in Laos.

Laos working with neighbours to increase rail freight transport: official
Lao authorities are working with their counterparts in several neighbouring countries to finalise logistical procedures for increased railway freight transport, a senior government official has said.
Vientiane Times 

Labour Inspection Remains Ineffective
The labour inspection conducted by relevant authorities is yet to be effective, strict measures aren’t taken against violators and labour units have failed to comply with the labour law.
Lao News Agency 

NUoL announces student intake
The National University of Laos (NUoL) yesterday announced its student intake for the new academic year while ruling out special exemptions for students who failed to pass the entrance exams.
Vientiane Times 

Authorities redoubling efforts to register foreign workers
The government will open centres next month in provincial Labour and Social Welfare offices across the country aiming to issue temporary work visas for illegal foreign workers.
Vientiane Times 

Religious disputes, illegal migration pose challenges for NA members
Disputes between followers of different religions have forced the National Assembly (NA)’s Committee for Ethnic Affairs to take steps to overcome the problem.
Vientiane Times 

All New CR-V 2017 Unveiled in Laos, 200 Units Expected to Be Sold
All New Honda CR-V 2017 has been unveiled to Lao car users in Vientiane Capital on Aug 28 at Vientiane Centre Shopping Complex.
Lao News Agency

Message From the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Bilateral Relation Republic of Indonesia – Lao PDR 30 August 1957 – 30 August 2017
On this date sixty years ago, 30 August 1957, the journey of brotherhood and cooperation between Indonesia and Laos had started.
Lao News Agency

Lao beauty queens to compete for int’l pageant events
Two beauty queens have been selected to represent Laos for the upcoming Miss International and Miss World beauty pageants later this year, the state-run Vientiane Times reported on Tuesday.


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