Lao Morning News For March 7

Lao Morning News For March 7
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Welcome to the Lao PDR morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


Lao PDR morning news

Savannakhet orders 253 furniture plants to shut down
Savannakhet provincial authorities have ordered 253 family-based furniture plants to shut down -many of them operating without business licenses, while some are failing to meet set standards.
— Vientiane Times

Importation of Satellite Signal Dishes Banned
The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) of the Lao government has banned entrepreneurs, legal entities and individual companies from importing or distributing satellite signal equipment.
— Lao News Agency

Chinese investors reconsider plantations as profits prove elusive in banana business
Some Chinese investors plan to shutter their banana farms in Laos and relocate to other countries while others plan to replace the yellow herbaceous fruit with other agricultural crops after sustaining losses.
— Vientiane Times

Vientiane has business potential but needs more infrastructure
Vientiane still has a huge potential for businesses and investment since Laos is being integrated with South East Asian Nations (Asean), according to economists.
— Vientiane Times

Decent Work Country Programme to Be Further Worked Out
A Decent Work Country Programme is being planned for launch in Laos for the next five years (2017-2021)with the objective of promoting the development of skills for young people in remote areas of Laos with a focus on particular skills needed by the labour market.
— Lao News Agency

Switzerland supports agriculture and forest college reform in Laos
The Swiss government has provided US$4.2 million for the third phase of the Support to the Reform of the Agriculture and Forestry Colleges (SURAFCO) project in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Front President Stresses Increased Production by Lao Cotton State Enterprise
President of the Lao Front for National Construction Mr Saysomphone Phomvihane has urged the Lao Cotton State Enterprise to continue to produce its products in various kinds for both local and overseas markets.
— Lao News Agency

Payments of Winning Bidders for Leaders’ Cars Are Underway
Six of the winning bidders for fourteen leaders’ former cars have already paid and taken their cars, while the payments are determined to be completed today (March 7), according to relevant authority.
— Lao News Agency

The husband of a celebrity was formally charged Monday with money laundering for his alleged connection to a transnational drug suspect apprehended in Bangkok two months ago.
— Khaosod English

Prime Minister receives Lao National Assembly Chairwoman
The PM applauded the two legislative bodies for their active information and experience exchange and good coordination in external activities, especially at regional and international parliamentary forums such as the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

Lao Skyway adds maiden Airbus H125 chopper
Lao Skyway (LK, Vientiane) has taken delivery of its first Airbus H125 helicopter thereby becoming the type’s Laotian launch operator.
— ch-aviation

The Secret War: AU student shines light on Laos crisis
Erin McGoff is making the most of her last semester at AU. After traveling to Laos on alternative break, she decided to create a documentary exposing the horrors still occurring in Laos years after the United States covertly, and heavily, bombed the country.
— The Rival



Feature photo: Albert Dezetter



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