Lao Morning News For March 24

Lao Morning News For March 24
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Lao morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


Lao PDR morning news

Lao-Thai railway section I ready for service
The Lao-Thai Railway Construction Project Phase II (Section I) is now completed, while Section II will begin operations at the end of this year. The project handover ceremony was held yesterday between the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA) of Thailand.
Vientiane Times

Renewable energy focus as Laos, Japan seek green growth opportunities
The country is keen to cooperate with a Japanese company to promote green growth and a wider range of renewable energy in Laos as part of efforts to decrease reliance on imports of fossil fuel and gas from abroad.
Vientiane Times

Laos’s SMEs Try to Access ASEAN Market
The Economic Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with Khammuan provincial authorities, have organised a seminar on preparing Lao Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) access Market ASEAN SMEs.
Lao News Agency

Laos Promotes Value-Added Manufacturing in Wood Processing Industry
Lao Wooden Products Association will establish a Training and Development Centre (TDC) for building capacity in wood processing industry to support value-added manufacturing in the country before selling and export.
Lao News Agency

Laos, Cambodia agree to boost air links for tourism
LAOS and Cambodia on Monday signed a document agreeing on the need to increase flights between them to meet the growing demand for air transport.
The Nation

Somkid urges Thai-CLMV master plan
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand, the new drivers for Asean and Asian economic growth, should come up with a joint master plan for connectivity and key infrastructure development to strengthen the region’s competitiveness, says Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.
Bangkok Post

Forestry cooperation, strengthen China and Laos
On behalf of their respective governments, signed on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Peng Youdong, Vice Chief of the National Bureau of Forestry of China, and Thongphat Vongmany, Vice Minister of Forestry of Laos in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) where the two countries agreed to strengthen their cooperation with mutual benefit in the field of forestry.
China Radio International

China and Laos to expand cooperation on sustainable forest development
Laos and China will expand bilateral cooperation in sustainable forest industry development, Laotian daily Vientiane Times reported Thursday.
China Radio International

Lao, Japanese experts discuss city bus transport system
Transport officials and senior experts from the Japan International Cooperation Association (JICA) discussed how to improve the efficiency of the Vientiane State Bus Enterprise Project’s Phase II yesterday.
Vientiane Times

Forestry agreement inked as Laos, China pursue sustainable resource development
Bilateral cooperation for sustainable and forestry industry development is set to expand following the signing of an agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Laos and State Forestry Administration of China.
Vientiane Times

Laos to Examine the State of Renewable Energy Development
Over 70 representatives from the government and international organizations attended a workshop on “Energizing the Future: Promoting Green Growth and Renewable Energy” in Vientiane Capital on March 23.
Lao News Agency

Around 3,300 TB-Related Deaths Reported Yearly in Laos
Around 3,300 tuberculosis (TB) related deaths have been reported each year in Laos, according to the World Health Organisation.
Lao News Agency



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