Lao Morning News For December 22

Lao Morning News For December 22
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Lao PDR morning newsThailand, Laos discuss border cooperation at GBC Meeting
The 24th Thai-Lao General Border Committee (GBC) Meeting discussed bilateral cooperation and security issues. The meeting was held in Vientiane, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, on December 20th and 21st, 2017.

Illegal Logging Continues in Laos’ Attapeu, Despite New Governor’s Pledge
Authorities in southern Laos’ Attapeu province continue to turn up caches of illegally logged timber, despite a pledge by the governor to eradicate the trade when he took over administration of the region a month ago from his predecessor, who was removed because of ties to lumber smuggling.
Radio Free Asia

Health, information authorities discuss medicinal product advertising ban
Officials have confirmed that all advertising relating to medical products, and others making claims about improving people’s wellbeing, need to be approved by the health ministry.
Vientiane Times 

Northern farms turn to ice as frost hits
The northern provinces are experiencing frosty weather and farmers and local residents are struggling to cope with daily life as they shiver in the cold.
Huaphan provincial Administration Office Head, Mr Vongphet Bounmany, told Vientiane Times yesterday the province was having a lot of frost, which was causing problems for farmers and their cattle.
Vientiane Times 

Vietnam-Laos Friendship, Solidarity Year 2017 Concludes with Success
Party Secretary General and State President Bounnhang Vorachit and Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang jointly hosted a press conference in Hanoi on Dec 20 to announce the conclusion of the Laos-Vietnam, Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year 2017.
Lao News Agency 

Laos, Thailand partner in drug control, prevention
The Lao and Thai governments have agreed to extend their cooperation in the fight against illicit drugs, with a focus on sharing information and intelligence concerning drug trafficking along their shared border.
Vientiane Times 

Farmers Get Help Reaching Fields
Farmers in Keosenkham village, Bolikhamxay Province, have taken delivery of new boat motors and hand tractors to help them work their fields.
Lao News Agency

Ministry urged to gather accurate statistics for labour planning
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare needs reliable statistics to implement social welfare policy and continue its efforts to allocate the labour force to meet the demands of industrialisation and modernisation.
Vientiane Times 

Vietnam President welcomes Lao leader
A visit to Vietnam by Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of Laos, Bounnhang Vorachit, was an important political event and a historical milestone between the two Parties, States and peoples, President Tran Dại Quang has said.
Vientiane Times 

Australian Ambassador Awarded Friendship Medal
Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith on Dec 18 pinned a friendship medal on outgoing Australian Ambassador to Laos John Owen Williams in recognition of his contribution to enhancing the friendship and cooperation between Laos and Australia.
Lao News Agency

Book Festival 2017 Launched Promoting Reading
Book Festival 2017 was launched Thursday at ITECC Mall in Vientiane Capital, drawing a wide range of books of novels, poems, short stories written by local and foreign authors.
Lao News Agency 


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