Lao Morning News For May 8

Lao Morning News For May 8
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WFP injects more than US$85m to support sustainable development
The World Food Programme (WFP) has granted more than US$85 million (682 billion kip) to help the Lao government achieve the Sustainable Development Goal targets, as well as middle-income country status.
Vientiane Times

Lao power company lauds China’s efforts to push for integrated regional energy system
The Lao state-run energy giant EDL-Gen spoke highly of the efforts made by the State Grid Corporation of China to promote power grid interconnection and interworking with neighboring countries under the Belt and Road Initiative.
Pakistan Observer

Locusts Swarm Northern Laos Wreaking Havoc on Crops
The Northern provinces of Huaphan, LuangPrabang, Oudomxay, Phongsaly and Xieng Khuang have been invaded by locusts, reaching plague proportions despite attempts to control the insects with chemical sprayings.
The Laotian Times

15 mining projects see concessions revoked
Fifteen mining operations have had their concessions revoked after investors failed to implement their projects as agreed after they were granted concessions by the government.
Vientiane Times

Laos attends special Asean-US foreign ministers meeting
Minister of Foreign Affairs SaleumxayKommasith led a Lao delegation to attend the Special Asean-US Foreign Ministers’ Meeting which was held in Washington D.C., the United States, on May 4.
Vientiane Times

Vientiane to Construct Mapping and Geo-information Base Station
Vientiane Capital, in cooperation with National Geographic Department and the Space Eye Lao Sole Company, will soon survey a location for the construction of a Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) in Sangthong District in Vientiane Capital.
Lao News Agency

Laos Permits Gold Dragon Investment Group to Develop IT Systems
The Lao Government has allowed the Gold Dragon Investment Group of Cambodia to conduct a feasibility study for two development projects for digital library and electronic transaction systems in Laos.
Lao News Agency

S. Korea to Send Military attachés to Laos, Iran, Jordan
The South Korean Defense Ministry said on Sunday that it will send field-grade military attachés to Laos, Iran and Jordan to facilitate defense exports and strengthen military cooperation.
KBS WORLD Radio News

Stakeholders discuss Oudomxay’s proposed Pakbaeng dam
Stakeholder groups met in Vientiane last week to learn about progress and responses on concerns raised at the 1st Regional Stakeholder Forum held in February in LuangPrabang to discuss the proposed dam in Oudomxay province.
Vientiane Times

China Supports Locust Culling in Northern Laos
China has donated insecticide spray equipment to Lao authorities in support of the efforts to keep locust populations down in the northern provinces of Laos.
Lao News Agency

Clear Bidding Cost Must be Stated in Radio Frequency Law
National Assembly members proposed on 5 May that the government review article 38 of the new law on radio frequencies and clearly determine rental costs of wave frequencies for telecoms.
Lao News Agency

Laos Struck by 4.9 Magnitude Earthquake in Hongsa
An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale struck central Laos yesterday at 5:10am, according to a report by the Lao Post.
The Laotian Times

Lao Rocker ‘Sack Cells’ Goes Viral in China with “Belt and Road” Song
Athisack Ratanavong, or more popularly known as ‘Sack Vong Cells’, is recognized in Laos as being a talented rock musician and singer for his work at Indee Records.
The Laotian Times

Lao Workers at Power Plant Resign After Raise is Denied
Twenty workers at a power plant in northern Laos have quit their jobs after managers refused to raise their salaries, offering instead only to help them with the cost of their meals, sources said.
Radio Free Asia


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