Lao Morning News For November 8

Lao Morning News For November 8
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Lao PDR morning newsAustralia, Japan support health service improvement
The Australian and Japanese governments have agreed to provide grant aid for the development of the health system in Laos, with Australia contributing 33 billion kip (US$4 million) and Japan offering over 8 billion kip (US$1million).
Vientiane Times 

China attaches great importance to relations with Laos
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first overseas trip after his re-election, which includes Laos, reflects the fact that China attaches great importance to relations with the country, the Chinese ambassador to Laos said yesterday.
Vientiane Times 

Agrotourism-oriented Phutawen Farm to Open for Visitors Next Month
Phutawen Farm is going to open its visitor-oriented farm to agrotourists early next month with an aim to record an inflow of 1 million visitors every month.
Lao News Agency 

Regional tourism project set to start next month
Laos and Thailand will officially launch a tourism connection project between the Thai province of Bueng Kan and Laos’ provinces of Borikhamxay and Xieng Khuang next month.
Vientiane Times

Experts call for cooperative approach by development partners
Leveraging the full potential of South-South and triangular cooperation will be the focus of talks between the government and its development partners this year to support the country in achieving its development goals.
Vientiane Times 

Govt upgrades Luang Prabang from town to city
The government has approved a change in the status of Luang Prabang from town to city, aimed at fast tracking socio-economic development in the province while enhancing relations with other cities in the region.
Vientiane Times

American Pacific Resources Partners with Lao Company to Develop a 67,000-acre Gold Mining Project
PHI Group, Inc., (OTCQB:PHIL), a company focused on mergers and acquisitions and investments in natural resources, energy, agriculture, and special situations, announced today that its subsidiary American Pacific Resources, Inc. (“APR”) has signed a Business Cooperation and Investment Agreement with a Lao company to develop a 67,000-acre gold mining project in the Province of Savannakhet, Laos.
Business Insider 

Edutainment to Promote Financial Literacy
The official launch of a financial literacy van and the release of five short films on financial literacy took place in Vientiane on Nov 7 with the participation of representatives from Bank of the Lao PDR and international development community.
Lao News Agency 

KPL DG’s Interview Highlights Xi’s Coming Visit
Lao News Agency (KPL) Director General Sounthone Khanthavong gave an interview to China’s CCTV correspondent Tang Xin with regard to the planned visit to the Lao PDR of Communist Party of China (CPC) General Secretary Xi Jinping on Nov 13-14.
Lao News Agency 

President to attend APEC meeting
President Bounnhang Vorachit, his spouse and delegation will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Da Nang City, Vietnam, on November 10-11.
Vientiane Times 

Five Thais receive life sentences for murder of Lao women
FIVE THAI nationals who were hired to kill two Lao women in Thailand last September have been asentenced to life in prison, Kalasin attorney Ratchada Jureerat said yesterday.
The Nation


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