Lao Morning News For May 24

Lao Morning News For May 24
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Gov’t Strengthens Anti-Corruption Drive
A seminar on financial investigation and anti-money laundering techniques to counter against corruption was held in Vientiane on May 22.
– Lao News Agency

IMF sounds concerns despite strong Lao growth
EFFORTS by policymakers in Laos to maintain economic growth of around 7 per cent this year, a rate surpassing that of much of the region, has been praised by the International Monetary Fund.
– The Nation

Scientists urge postponing Pak Beng hydropower project
Laos is set to move forward to build Pak Beng hydropower dam on Mekong mainstream, but technical reports about the project still do not provide adequate information.

JICA grants 32b kip for clean agriculture development
The Japan International Cooperation Agency has granted more than 32 billion kip (US$4 million) to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to carry out a brand new clean agriculture development project.
– Vientiane Times

Cabinet Approves Highway ‘K Corridor’ Development Project
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his cabinet members approved at their monthly meeting on Tuesday the development of the 113.7-km section I of the Vientiane-Boten expressway (K Corridor).
– Lao News Agency

LAK 600 Billion Solar Power Farm Takes Shape
Attapeu Authorities have allowed the NVPE Company from Singapore to invest in a solar power development project in the province, worth over 600 billion kip (US$ 74.587 million).
– Lao News Agency

Govt postpones new vehicle purchases for admin work
The government has announced that new vehicle purchases for State administrative affairs will not be allowed for 2018, calling on State agencies to appropriately utilise existing vehicles to do the job.
– Vientiane Times

Asean, dialogue partners continue cooperation in mine action
Experts from Asean countries and their dialogue partners are gathering in Vientiane to discuss their work plans on human mine action in the country over the next three years.
– Vientiane Times


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