Lao Morning News For May 4

Lao Morning News For May 4
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Trillions of Kip Emerge From State Audit
Following an audit conducted by the State Audit Organization, an estimated 3.135 trillion kip (USD 384.776 million) has been uncovered as additional revenue, representing 3.11% of the total state revenue.
The Laotian Times

Cambodia Says Laos Lacks Documents on Transboundary Impacts of Proposed Pak Beng Dam
Cambodia will request further information on the transboundary impacts of Laos’ proposed Pak Beng hydropower project following an upcoming regional stakeholder meeting on Friday, an official has said.

Regional meeting cements partnership in tourism
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam plus Thailand (CLMV+T) have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen their cooperation in promoting tourism.
Vientiane Times

Impoverished Laos Shows Resistance To Becoming A Client State Of China
Laos typically welcomes help from China. About 23% of the landlocked Southeast Asian country’s 6.8 million people live in poverty.

Govt to encourage wider use of contraception
In a bid to lower maternal and child morbidity and mortality, Laos will aim to reduce the unmet need for contraception to 13 percent and increase the contraceptive prevalence rate using at least one method from 42 to 65 percent by 2020.
Vientiane Times

CLMV+T Discuss Cooperation Strategies for Tourism Promotion
The Regional Workshop on Methods and Strategies for Implementing Public Private Partnerships in the Tourism Sector for Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam plus Thailand (CLMV+T) is being hosted in Vientiane on May 3-4.
Lao News Agency

South Korea Grants LAK 400 Billion Loan for Mekong Riverside Development in Pakse
The Republic of Korea (ROK) has signed an agreement with the Lao government for a soft loan of over 400 billion kip (approx. USD 53 million) from the ROK for the development of Mekong Riverside in Pakse, Champassak, the southernmost province of Laos.
Lao News Agency

Lao, Asean teams debate online media usage
Five young people from Laos attended a workshop on media literacy along with other Asean countries at the 2nd Asean Youth Workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand, from April 24-28.

Proposed law amendment to strengthen Youth Union
The Lao Youth Union wants the Law on Youth Union to uphold the role and responsibility of the mass organisation by strengthening its organisational features.
Vientiane Times

PM calls for end to favours for civil servants
Prime Minister ThonglounSisoulith has said that a helping hand should no longer be given to anyone working in public administration, but suggested that such support instead go to volunteers working for the government in remote and rural areas.
Vientiane Times

NA Members Approve Law on LPRYU Executive Committee
Lawmakers at their ongoing 3rd Ordinary Session on Wednesday approved amendments to the Law on the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union’s (LPRYU) Executive Committee.
Lao News Agency

Family Planning Discussed for Economic Prosperity
The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health held the 1st National Family Planning Conference in Vientiane Capital on May 3.
Lao News Agency

Naked Espresso: Bringing Café Cool to Vientiane
When he arrived in Sydney as a student in 2001, Ariya Khamvongsa spent his first days sightseeing.
The Laotian Times

Lao New Year 2560
I recently took an incredible journey to Chiang Khong, a city in Chiang Rai Province in the far north of Thailand, where I had the opportunity to enjoy diverse aspects of Lao, Thai and Burmese culture.
koreatimes (press release)


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