Lao Morning News For November 22

Lao Morning News For November 22
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Lao PDR morning newsMinimum wage hike in the pipeline
A tripartite meeting held in Vientiane recently agreed to increase the minimum wage from the present 900,000 kip to 1.2 million kip a month, a senior official has confirmed.
Vientiane Times 

Laos affirms support for Asia-Europe connectivity
The government’s support for the realisation of Asia-Europe connectivity has been confirmed at a meeting of foreign ministers from the two continents in the belief it will help transform Laos from being landlocked to land-linked.
Vientiane Times

Lao satellite will fulfil expectations: manager
The business operations generated by Lao Sat 1, the country’s first satellite, will overcome all current challenges and contribute to socio-economic development.
Vientiane Times

Parliament approves health targets
The National Assembly (NA) has approved targets that will require the government to reduce the number of underweight children aged under five from 22 percent to 21 percent by 2018.
Vientiane Times 

Chinese Firms Eye Laos Opportunities
Chinese investors in Laos believe there is great potential for China-Laos business ties, even though some challenges still remain in terms of investment in the country.
Lao News Agency 

Govt announces suspension of small-scale hydro plants
The government will temporarily suspend the construction of small-scale hydropower plants so that it can make checks of the legalities involved as well as construction quality and methods.
Vientiane Times 

Second Doses against Measles, Rubella for Children to Launch Next Year
The second round of vaccination against measles and rubella (MR2) for children aged between 12 and 18 months will be launched early next year.
Lao News Agency 

Short Film Contest Winners Head towards Japan for Asian Film Festival
On Nov 20, nine Lao secondary school students and one government official departed from Wattay International Airport to Japan to participate in the 11th Asian International Children’s Film Festival to be held in Kitami City, Hokkaido, Japan on Nov 25.
Lao News Agency 

Journalists Share Experiences in R. Korea
The Korea Press Foundation Journalism Conference 2017 took place under the theme “Future of News Media: Platform, Trust and Innovation in Seoul, Republic of Korea on Nov 13-14, 2017.
Lao News Agency 


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