Lao Morning News For October 11

Lao Morning News For October 11
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Lao PDR morning newsJapan funds public park for Xayaboury
The Japanese government has provided over 16 billion kip (US$2 million) for the construction of the Lao-Japanese Friendship Park in Xayaboury province.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Vietnam speeding up oil pipeline project
Lao authorities are gearing up to realise the planned bonded warehouses and pipeline project from Vietnam’s Hon La port to Laos’ Khammuan province as the countries’ leaders agreed to speed up implementation.
Vientiane Times 

ASEAN ministers to meet in Laos to discuss disaster management
The fifth ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management is scheduled to be held in northern Lao city of Luang Prabang with focus on the need to prepare resources in readiness for disasters so as to lessen their impacts.

Laos, Vietnam Enhance Cooperation on Forest Inspection
The Lao Forest Inspection Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and the Forest Administration Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam met here in Vientiane on Oct 10 to discuss cooperation on forestry protection.
Lao News Agency 

Loans totaling US$150 million secured for 260-MW Don Sahong hydropower project in Lao PDR
Malaysian-based developer, Mega First Corporation Berhad (MFCB), announced this week it has secured loan facilities totaling US$150 million for constructing the 260-MW Don Sahong hydropower project in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR).

Around the world: Lao PM to shop for arms in RI trade expo
Thongloun Sisoulith (Reuters/Sputnik/Alexander Astafyev)Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos is looking to shop for arms in Indonesia as he attends the 32nd Indonesian Trade Expo in Jakarta, a trade official has revealed.
The Jakarta Post

Savannakhet to open new radio, television station next year
A radio and television station in Thaphalanxay district, Savannakhet province, will take to the airwaves in April next year after the project was initiated in 2015.
Vientiane Times 

Authorities gear up to promote Visit Laos Year
With Visit Laos Year 2018 fast approaching, the organising committee is preparing to advertise the countrywide event which will be officially launched next month during the annual That Luang Festival in Vientiane, the biggest festival in the country.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Vietnam bolster partnership in forest protection
Laos’ Department of Forest Inspection and Vietnam’s Forest Protection Department have held discussions on furthering their cooperation in forest protection and stemming the illegal timber trade between the two countries.
Vientiane Times 

Phousy Construction Listed on Lao Securities Exchange
A leading construction company Phousy Construction and Development (PCD) was announced Tuesday as the latest and sixth public company to be registered with the Lao Securities Exchange (LSX).
Lao News Agency 

Vientiane celebrates International Day of the Girl
Representatives from international organisations in Laos yesterday shared ideas about the International Day of the Girl at an event held in Vientiane organised by Save the Children.
Vientiane Times 

Twelve Junior High School Students to Visit Japan
Twelve junior high school students, two government officials and one official from the Lao Rugby Federation left Vientiane for Japan to participate in the Japan-ASEAN Rugby Youth Exchange in the framework of JENESYS 2017 supported by the Japanese Government.
Lao News Agency 


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