Lao Morning News For November 27

Lao Morning News For November 27
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Lao PDR morning newsBananas to remain Laos’ highest export earner despite drop in value
Bananas are expected to be Laos’ highest revenue earner among agricultural exports this year, retaining the top spot achieved last year despite a decrease in exports by value.
Fresh Plaza 

Govt to take action over unregulated petrol stations
Petrol stations that are located too close to one another, or are near a community, a school, a hospital, a market or a river may have to relocate in line with the government’s tougher stance on these facilities.
Vientiane Times 

More tourists making their way to Laos by road
The number of tourists from within the region and further afield who enter Laos by road has increased significantly over the past five years, a survey has revealed.
Vientiane Times

Ministry highlights importance of healthy soil
Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and international organisations gathered in Vientiane on Friday to mark World Soil Day and the fifth anniversary of the ministry’s Department of Agricultural Land Management.
Vientiane Times 

Gov’t, Private Sector Discuss Ways to Strengthen Tourism Industry
Over 200 representatives of government and private sector met in Vientiane Capital to discuss ways to strengthen tourism industry as 2018 has been designated as Visit Laos Year.
Lao News Agency 

EU Commends Laos’ Efforts to Make Swift Progress in Implementing Development Plan
Laos’ European Development Partners – the European Union and the Member States of the European Union together with Switzerland have commended the government’s efforts in ensuring swift progress in the second year of the implementation of the 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan 2016-2020.
Lao News Agency 

Ministry takes steps to improve tourism services
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has vowed to address tourism-related problems, particularly those related to pricing and budgeting.
Vientiane Times 

All patient records must be in Lao, foreign clinics warned
All medical documents for patients at private clinics and hospitals operated or owned by foreigners in Vientiane must be written in Lao to protect the rights and benefits of patients.
Vientiane Times 

New bridge across Nam Ngum river more than half complete
Construction of the Nabong-Thakokkhay bridge across the Nam Ngum river is 58 percent complete and will be finished by the middle of next year.
Vientiane Times 

Lao woman killed, four wounded in Nakhon Phanom accident
A Lao woman was killed and four other people injured when a pick-up truck they were travelling in skidded off a sharp curve and rammed into a power post in That Phanom district early on Sunday.
Bangkok Post

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