Lao Morning News For August 9

Lao Morning News For August 9

Lao PDR morning newsMaximise revenue collection, PM tells ministry
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for the Ministry of Finance to work harder to maximise revenue collection after it was reported that revenue collection for 2017 was expected to fall short of the annual target.
Vientiane Times 

Chinese firm brings safe drinking water to Lao villagers while building China-Laos railway
China’s Sinohydro Bureau 14 Co., Ltd participating in construction of the China-Laos railway has been praised for their efforts to improve local villagers’ life in Laos.
— Xinhua 

Lao Govt Officials Enrich English Skill
The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded a two-week training course on “English Language for Interpreters” for 28 Lao government officials from July 24 to August 4 2017.
Lao News Agency 

Sustainable Wood Factory Development Discussed
Representatives of the Department of Industry and Handicrafts under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Laos and the Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade (RAFT3) met in Vientiane on Aug 8 to discuss the model development of sustainable wood processing and raw material supply chain.
Lao News Agency 

Probe of Timber Trucks Seized in Laos Likely ‘Never-Ending’: CSO Official
An investigation by authorities in Laos into more than two dozen trucks seized at the border with Vietnam after they were found to be hauling illegally logged timber is likely to be indefinitely delayed if the contraband is linked to the governor of Attapeu province, according to a local civil society official.
Radio Free Asia

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That Luang Plaza to open to shoppers later this year
That Luang Plaza, a nearly 100 percent complete shopping centre in Vientiane, is set to lay its welcome mat for traders and shoppers by the end of this year, despite the construction of the building not being carried out as per its plan.
Vientiane Times 

New night market construction underway
A second night market at Chao Anouvong Park area in Chanthabouly district, Vientiane along the Mekong riverbank is expected to open soon with many stallholders registering interest in advance, according to authorities.
Vientiane Times 

What is China’s PLA doing in Laos?
China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the world’s largest fighting force with over 2.3 million soldiers, is fast expanding its operations in its near abroad.
Asia Times 

India Ranks 8th Largest Foreign Investor in Laos
India has been ranked the 8th largest foreign investor in Laos following China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, R. Korea, France, and Japan.
Lao News Agency 

PM Delivers Message on ASEAN’s 50th Founding Anniversary
The following is the full message of Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of ASEAN and the 20th Anniversary of the Lao PDR’s Accession to ASEAN:
Lao News Agency 

Beware work abroad scams, illegal brokers targeting migrant labour, ministry warns
Labour authorities have issued warnings to the public to beware of people posing as employment brokers that illegally promise to prepare applications to dispatch Lao workers to the Republic of Korea for a fee.
Vientiane Times

VN, Lao female law makers share views
Vietnamese and Lao female law makers met yesterday in the central city of Đà Nẵng to discuss the role of women in law making.
Viet Nam News 

Foreign Minister Greets Republic of Cote d’Ivoire on National Day
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith on Aug 5 sent a message of congratulations to Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, Mr. Marcel Amon-Tanoh upon the national day of the republic.
Lao News Agency

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Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

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