Lao Morning News For March 28

Lao Morning News For March 28
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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

Land issues, SME promotion dominate Party meeting
The leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party has told the government to continue to prioritise the addressing of land issues along with greater promotion of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to boost the economy.
Vientiane Times

Nam Ngum I dam expansion to increase capacity by 80MW
The Nam Ngum 1 Hydropower Plant in Vientiane province will increase its generation capacity by more than 80MW after the seventh and eighth generators of an expansion project are completed later this year.
Vientiane Times

Cambodia and Laos ink aviation accord
Cambodia and Laos have signed an accord to encourage regional airlines to increase services on routes between the two countries in a move to boost tourism.
TTR Weekly

Japan Funds Community-based Bridge Construction in Savannakhet
The Japanese government provided a grant of US$ 76,894 supporting a community-based bridge construction project through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGPs) programme.
Lao News Agency

Laos, RoK Prepare Documents for Coming Foreign Minister’s Meeting
Laos and the Republic of Korea hosted a Mekong-Republic of Korea (RoK) Cooperation Senior Officials’ Meeting in Pakse district, Champassak province last Friday.
Lao News Agency

Officials Regulate Expired Foods On Retailers Shelves
Locals have been encouraged by officials to purchase consumer goods marked with price labels and logos in Lao language.
The Laotian Times

Seli breaks through tunnel at Laos’ 410-MW Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric plant
Italian firm Seli Overseas has reached a significant milestone at Laos’ 410-MW Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric plant with the completion of the project’s headrace tunnel.

A fugitive Redshirt activist wanted for allegedly insulting the monarchy and accused of plotting the assassination of junta leadership said Sunday that he’s no longer residing in Laos as thought by authorities.
Khaosod English

Hanoi shares administrative reform experience with Vientiane
Vientiane Governor Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune said Laos has just begun administrative reforms while Hanoi has obtained initial outcomes in this work.
VietNamNet Bridge

200 million litres of fuel to be used in railway construction
Over 200 million litres of fuel is expected to be consumed in the construction of the historic railway linking Vientiane with the Chinese border over the next five years.
Vientiane Times

Asean delegates prepare for sustainable tourism awards
Delegates from Asean member states are in Vientiane to attend a training session titled Asean Master Assessors on Asean Sustainable Tourism Award, to prepare for awards in January 2018.
Vientiane Times

Australia Supports over 6.4 billion kip for “Standing Up, Speaking Out” Programme
The Australian government has provided over 6.4 billion kip (USD 787,000) for the “Standing Up, Speaking Out” programme through Care International and the Lao Women’s Union.
Lao News Agency

Swensen’s Introduces New Menu with Mango Flavour
The American ice cream franchise in Vientiane, “Swensen’s” which is a unit of the Express Food Group has introduced its new menu with two new flavours to serve customers in the capital.
Lao News Agency



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