Lao Morning News For November 9

Lao Morning News For November 9
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos launches first bus ride to Nan province
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic has launched its first commercial bus service, between the Laotian province of Luang Prabang and Nan province of Thailand, to promote tourism and economic growth between the two nations.
—NBT World (video)

Chinese Developers Abandon International Airport Project in Laos SEZ
An international airport project scheduled for construction by a Chinese developer in northwestern Laos’s Bokeo province has been canceled so that an airport built earlier in the province may be upgraded instead, sources say.
— Radio Free Asia

Analysts Concerned with Laos’ Rising Debt
For the first time in twenty years, analysts have drawn their concerns back to potentially unsustainable debt that has been accruing in the region. Largely untouched by the ’97 collapse, experts fear that Laos could get pulled into a new era of financial turmoil.
— The Laotian Times

Xekong preparing festivals, fun events for 2018 visitors The
Xekong province is planning colourful festivals and other events to greet domestic and foreign tourists during Visit Laos Year 2018, an official in charge said on Tuesday.
— Vientiane Times

Financial intelligence for Asia’s healthcare markets
An agreement for an additional US$15 million funding from the World Bank will be used to expand health and nutrition coverage in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. It is expected to benefit more than 1 million people across 14 provinces.
— Health Investor

Great potential exists to expand Laos-China cooperation
There is huge potential that Laos and China can tap to bolster the bilateral relations and cooperation between the two neighbours, President of the Laos-China Friendship Association has said.
— Vientiane Times

Revised laws the key to boosting revenue collection
Eleven laws will be enacted by 2020 to facilitate revenue collection while also plugging loopholes that could lead to fiscal leaks.
— Vientiane Times

Two new foreign ambassadors appointed to Laos
Two new foreign ambassadors yesterday presented their credentials to President Bounnhang Vorachit, after being appointed to missions to Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, Vietnam strengthen rural development cooperation
The Lao Committee for Rural Development and Poverty Eradication and the Northwest Steering Committee Vietnam met yesterday in Vientiane to strengthen cooperation in various sectors.
— Vientiane Times


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