Lao Morning News For December 29

Lao Morning News For December 29
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Lao PDR morning newsPlanned Vientiane expressway to handle up to 75,000 vehicles daily
The planned 15-km expressway linking the city to Xaythany district will be able to accommodate as many as 75,000 vehicles a day thereby significantly reducing Vientiane traffic congestion, a feasibility study has shown.
Vientiane Times 

Ministry urges Mittaphab Hospital to improve standards
The Ministry of Health is working with Mittaphab Hospital to improve its services, with the aim of attracting more patients and inspiring confidence among the general public.
Vientiane Times

President Urges Tapping Stable Sources of Revenues
President Bounnhang Vorachit has urged the Ministry of Finance to seek stable and sustainable sources of revenues as today the sales of mineral resources and law materials, royalties from long term investment projects and foreign aid are the country’s main sources of revenues.
Lao News Agency

Police Tightens Alcohol, Speed Control for New Year Celebration
Vientiane traffic police has tightened anti-accident efforts for the coming celebration of international New Year 2018 with a focus placed on breath alcohol test and speed detection.
Lao News Agency 

Motorists warned to steer clear of Kasy-Nan road
People travelling from Vientiane to Luang Prabang are advised to avoid the section of Road No. 4C running from Kasy district in Vientiane province to Nan district in Luang Prabang province unless they have a four-wheel-drive vehicle.
Vientiane Times 

Borikhamxay kicks off tourism year
After Visit Laos Year 2018 was officially launched in Vientiane last month during the That Luang Stupa Festival, Borikhamxay province yesterday opened its own tourism year to coincide with the Phabathpholsan Stupa festival.
Vientiane Times 

Laos to Compete in 7 Skills Areas of ASEAN Skills Competition 2018
The 12th ASEAN Skills Competition in Thailand will see 14 Lao skilled workers competing in 7 skills areas namely welding, website development, indoor installing, masonry, carpentry, tailoring and cooking.
Lao News Agency 

Laos says to enjoy success in foreign affairs
Laos has made important steps in regional and international integration, actively participating in international cooperation in the region and worldwide.
Xinhua Net 

Laos Reforestation Efforts Stall, With Targets Not Met
Efforts to reforest land-cleared areas of Laos have stalled in recent months, with many provinces falling short of their targeted goals, sources in the Southeast Asian country say.
Radio Free Asia 


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