Lao Morning News For March 29

Lao Morning News For March 29
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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

Ease irksome barriers to enhance business environment, PM advises
The Prime Minister has urged line ministries to remove any unnecessary barriers to help boost the country’s business environment and promote domestic and foreign investment.
— Vientiane Times

UNICEF supports education, clean water programmes
UNICEF has provided more than 36 billion kip (US$4.4 million) to fund education and clean water programmes in some 100 targeted schools across the country.
— Vientiane Times

ISUZU Aims to Seize 30% Market Share in Laos and Cambodia
ISUZU, which has dominated Thailand, the largest pickup manufacturing hub in Southeast Asia, has an ambitious plan to increase its market share to 30% both in Laos and Cambodia over the years to come using success-proven marketing technique of Tri Petch Isuzu Sales, a partnership between Mitsubishi Corporation and Isuzu Motors (Japan).
— Lao News Agency

Completed Overhaul Boosts Theun-Hinboun Output
The Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) now has an overall generating capacity of 520 megawatts (MW) following the recent completion of a major overhaul.
— Lao News Agency

Tourist dies at popular gibbon zipline park in Laos
A traveller has died ziplining at the Gibbon Experience forest camp in Laos.
The person, thought to be American, was at the remote attraction popular with backpackers travelling on a budget through South-East Asia.
— The Telegraph

Hilton enters Laos
The US hotel giant has penned a deal with TPD Company to manage the 160-room DoubleTree by Hilton Vientiane, which is scheduled to open in the Lao capital in early 2020.
— Travel Daily Media

UNFPA, Laos to increase investment in adolescent girls’ education
Lao Ministry of Education and Sports and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have agreed to strengthen their partnership by continuing to build on their campaign titled: “Noi.’’
— Business Day

HCM City, Lao capital step up cooperation
Ho Chi Minh City and Laos’ Vientiane capital city need to flesh out measures to boost their relations in trade, investment, culture and tourism, said Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Dinh La Thang at a reception for visiting Vientiane Governor Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune on March 27.

Laos, partners agree on education development projects
The government has received support for two education development projects in Huaphan province from the Australian government, European Union, ChildFund Australia and ChildFund Korea, worth a total of almost US$2 million.
— Vientiane Times

Border crossings surge at Saravan entry point
Great changes are in evidence since the Lalay border crossing was upgraded to an international checkpoint between Saravan province in Laos and Quang Tri province in Vietnam in June 2014.
— Vientiane Times

Four Southern Provinces Discuss Moving Indochinese Cooperation Summits Agreements Further
The Lao govnement held a meeting in Champassak Province last Friday to discuss ways to put agreements made at the Regional Cooperation Summits into practice.
— Lao News Agency

Vientiane Worries about Growing Waste and Waste Water
Vientiane Capital has worried about the countless volume of waste water and solid waste that is worsening every year as waste management and waste water treatment systems remain limited.
— Lao News Agency



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