Lao Morning News For March 22

Lao Morning News For March 22
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Lao PDR morning news

Boring for Laos-China rail tunnels weeks away
THE BORING of tunnels for the Laos-China railway is expected to begin in the next few weeksfollowing a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of the project in December last year.
The Nation

B.Grimm Power allots B1.8bn for Laos
Champasak, Laos: B.Grimm Power Co, a unit of B.Grimm Group, plans to invest 17 billion baht in 2017-18, including for the development of hydropower in neighbouring Laos.
Bangkok Post

A Whopping 9000 Newly Registered Vehicles in Only Two Months
Thanks to the stimulated economy and continuing socio-economic development in Laos, reports show that in the first two months of 2017, approximately 9000 vehicles have been newly registered.
— The Laotian Times

Rice exports to China still facing challenges, official says
The trade in rice products between Laos and China still faces challenges due to the demand for high quality by Chinese buyers, according to a senior trade promotion official.
Vientiane Times

Govt seeks to regulate enterprises unlawfully raising capital
Proper investigation has been ordered into enterprises whose operations violate regulations and laws, notably those raising funds illegally from individuals for business operations, the government spokesman has said.
Vientiane Times

Over1,000 Tonnes of Coffee Exported by Bolaven Coffee Producers Cooperative Last Year
The Bolaven Plateau Coffee Producers Cooperative (CPC) exported over 1,000 tonnes of coffee last year, yet it predicts that its coffee export will fall this year.
Lao News Agency

Laos-Malaysia Bilateral Trade Increases by 75 %
Laos and Malaysia recorded a significant growth in bilateral trade last year as it jumped by 75% to USD 30.9 million from 2015 figures.
Lao News Agency

Laos Sees 10 Percent Drop in Foreign Tourist Numbers
While Lao Nationals hit an all time high for travelling abroad in 2016, as previously reported by The Laotian Times, the number of foreign visitors entering Laos has dwindled after several consecutive years of visitor growth.
The Laotian Times

Vientiane Airport Expansion Falls Behind Schedule
The project for expansion of the Vientiane International Airport terminal is now falling behind schedule. Construction began in December 2015 and is expected to be complete by 2018.
The Laotian Times

Lao, Viet police extend partnership in prevention of cross-border crime
Laos’ Ministry of Public Security and Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security will continue to support each other in protecting national security and preventing cross-border crimes.
Vientiane Times

Phongsaly’s charms attracting more visitors
The number of visitors to Phongsaly province is rising steadily, with a significant jump from the more than 82,000 people recorded in 2015 to 103,583 visitors in 2016.
Vientiane Times

Lao Economic Daily Newspaper to be Distributed for Free
The Lao Economic Daily Newspaper has announced that it will print 7,000 copies daily to give readers free-of-charge issues, aiming to promote.
Lao News Agency

TSR Water Purifiers Penetrate Lao Market
The TSR of Thailand, water purifier distributer has expanded its market in Laos by opening a new office in Vientiane Capital on March 21.
Lao News Agency

Laos Aims to Raise Healthcare Standards, Hones in on Hospital Management
In an effort to improve the country’s healthcare services and human resources development, management administrators from five major hospitals recently met in Vientiane to review effective management methods.
The Laotian Times



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