Lao Morning News For December 28

Lao Morning News For December 28
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Lao PDR morning newsPoverty Reduction Fund to roll out 330 sub-projects next year
The Poverty Reduction Fund is set to carry out 330 sub-projects in 2018, aiming to improve rural infrastructure, strengthen communities and boost household livelihoods.
Vientiane Times

Japan Grants US$7.44 M to Lao PDR
The Japanese government has decided to provide a grant aid package amounting to US$ 7.44 million (JPY837 million) to fund the implementation of the Project for the Improvement of Irrigated Agriculture in Tha Ngone, Vientiane.
Lao News Agency 

Govt waives visas for Scandinavians for Visit Laos Year 2018
Citizens of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will not need a tourist visa if they visit Laos next year after the government waived the requirement in a bid to boost tourist arrivals from the four Scandinavian countries.
Vientiane Times 

Laos: U.S. Support Clears Remnants of War
For decades, 80-year old Mr. Bounta Xieng and his wife Xao have farmed rice in the village of Namoun in northeastern Laos.

Prime Minister Urges Attention to Foreign ODA Mobilisation
Chairing the monthly cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged relevant sectors to attach greater attention to the mobilidation and efficient use of foreign official development assistance (ODA) to ensure socio-economic development in the country over the next twelve months.
Lao News Agency 

Laos enjoying increasing success in foreign affairs
Laos has made important steps in regional and international integration, actively participating in international cooperation in the region and worldwide.
Vientiane Times 

Tourism Officials Enrich Knowledge of Human Trafficking Prevention
Department of Tourism Promotion, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism held on Dec 26-27 in Champassak a workshop on prevention and combating of human trafficking for more than 40 tourism officials of the government and business sector in 4 southern provinces.
Lao News Agency 

Crops affected by frost in northern provinces
Farmers in the northern provinces are assessing crop damage after frost coated their vegetable beds last week.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Writers Win Mekong River Literary Awards
Ammata Thotsalath has won Mekong River Literary Awards 2017 for his short story Pithisi (year 4). Meanwhile monk Phivanh Malavong has grabbed one prize in the event for his poem Hom-Pheandinlao (Fragrant Lao land).
Lao News Agency

President urges prioritisation of revenue collection, govt debt
President Bounnhang Vorachit has advised the finance and investment sectors to tackle issues to ensure that government plans contribute to socio-economic growth.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Food Festival to Take Place in Chao Anouvong Park
President of the Lao Business Women’s Association Chanthachon Vongsay has encouraged Vientiane residents and visitors to join Lao Food Festival 2018, which will be held at Chao Anouvong Park in Vientiane on Jan 24-27, 2018.
Lao News Agency


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