Lao Morning News For October 10

Lao Morning News For October 10

Lao PDR morning newsWorld Bank economists: Concrete measures needed to control public debt
The World Bank’s economists have advised the government to take concrete measures to ensure that spending is as effective as possible in order to control public debt, which has risen far above an appropriate level.
Vientiane Times 

Chinese businessman shot dead in Vientiane
Police suspect a 60-year-old Chinese national who was found shot dead in front of Sikhay Plaza shopping mall in Sikhottabong district on Saturday morning was killed because of a business dispute.
Vientiane Times 

Lao PDR gets grant to scale up food safety efforts
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is to get $10m to scale up efforts to improve food safety.
Food Quality News 

Majority of private sector workers inadequately protected
More must be done to ensure the rights and benefits of workers in the private sector are protected, according to a top trade union official.
Vientiane Times 

Budget constraints lower investment in education, health
Budget constraints have resulted in lower than appropriate levels of investment in the education and health sectors, the Deputy Minister of Finance has said.
Vientiane Times 

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Luang Namtha approves sale price of rubber to domestic traders
Rubber farmers in Luang Namtha province are pleased with the provincial authorities’ approval of a set price for their rubber purchased by Lao traders, as they will now get a fairer deal.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Indonesia mull direct flights to boost trade, tourism
Laos and the Republic of Indonesia are discussing a direct flight between the two countries aiming to boost economic development, investment and trade as well as the inflow of visitors.
Vientiane Times 


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