Lao Morning News For November 15

Lao Morning News For November 15
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos to expand coffee plantations, eyes 1 million tonnes by 2025
The Lao government plans to expand the area under coffee cultivation as part of efforts to increase crop quantity and quality and sustain the earnings of growers until 2025, a senior government official has said.
Vientiane Times 

ADB grant to scale up sanitary management
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$10 million grant as additional financing to the Trade Facilitation: Improved Sanitary and Phytosanitary Handling in Greater Mekong Subregion Trade Project in Laos.
Vientiane Times

Laos, China break ground for modernised Mahosot Hospital
President Bounnhang Vorachit and his visiting Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping yesterday broke ground for the start of construction of modern facilities to replace Vientiane’s Mahosot Hospital.
Vientiane Times 

Ministry puts school textbooks online
Teachers and students can now access books, curriculum-specified textbooks and teachers’ guidebooks used in preschool, primary and secondary schools through the and websites set up by the Ministry of Education and Sports.
Vientiane Times

TV Lao Announces Lanexang Securities as Financial Advisor
TV Lao Company has hired Lanexang Securities Public Company as its financial advisor to facilitate its application for listing on the Lao Securities Exchange (LSX).
Lao News Agency

Lao, Chinese Presidents Attend Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Mahosot Hospital
Secretary General and President Bounnhang Vorachit and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for new Mahosot Hospital which will be built with a financial grant from the Chinese government.
Lao News Agency 

China, Laos agree to increase legislative exchanges
Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed the hope on Tuesday that the legislative bodies of China and Laos can step up exchanges to contribute to the good neighborly and friendly relations and all-round cooperation between the two countries.
Xinhua Net 

Xieng Khuang to celebrate popular rice variety with festival
Authorities in Xieng Khuang, one of Laos’ mountainous northern provinces, are preparing to celebrate the country’s most famous rice species, khao kai noi, and other local foods at a festival to be held this weekend.
Vientiane Times 

Dishonesty too frequent in court verdicts, NA members say
The abuse of power by some judges and dishonesty on the part of judges and defence lawyers so they can benefit from litigants was hotly debated by National Assembly (NA) members on Friday when they discussed a draft of the Law on Judges.
Vientiane Times 

Grand Beauty Fast Draws Cosmetics Shoppers in Laos
The Grand Beauty Fast 2017 has brought together products from popular cosmetic shops in Laos and Thailand for shoppers in Vientiane Capital.
Lao News Agency


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