Lao Morning News For November 17

Lao Morning News For November 17
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Lao PDR morning newsChinese developers investing US$100 m in Boten SEZ shopping centre
Chinese developers are constructing several large buildings to house shopping, banking and service centres at Boten Specific Economic Zone in Luang Namtha province.
Vientiane Times 

Japanese buses get into gear in city centre
Buses provided by the local government of Kyoto, Japan, have been operating in Vientiane on a trial basis since November 15 and will go into service permanently on November 27.
Vientiane Times 

Kon Tum, Lao provinces work to enhance shared border
The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum and Laos’ Attapeu and Sekong provinces have reached a consensus on maintaining efforts to build a Vienam-Laos borderline of peace, friendship and cooperation.
Vietnam Plus 

China Focus: TV, beer and railways – bringing Laos and China together
“Speaking Chinese will open up new opportunities for me. With many Lao people keen to learn Chinese, when I go back home after graduation next year, I will teach Chinese language, culture and politics,” said Tala, from Vientiane, Laos.
Global Times 

Xi Jinping Meets with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos
On November 14, 2017 local time, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and President Xi Jinping met with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos at the National Convention Center in Vientiane.

US backs opening of Lao Women’s Entrepreneurial Centre
The Women’s Entrepreneurial Centre (WEC) officially opened in Vientiane yesterday after the government of the United States of America approved funding to support the project through World Education.
Vientiane Times 

Entertainment venues ‘must be 500 metres away from specific places’
The government has imposed a new regulation which requires places of entertainment to be located 500 metres or more from educational institutions, hospitals, government offices, and international organisations.
Vientiane Times 

Champassak to launch Visit Laos Year 2018 at Vat Phou Festival
Following the official grand launch of Visit Laos Year 2018 in Vientiane on October 28 during the annual That Luang Festival, authorities in Champassak province announced their plans for the campaign at a press conference yesterday.
Vientiane Times 

Toyota Mekong Club Championship 2017 Kicks off Next Month
The fourth edition of Toyota Mekong Club Championship has been scheduled to take place from Dec 9, 2017 to Jan 6, 2018.
Lao News Agency


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