Lao Morning News For October 4

Lao Morning News For October 4

Lao PDR morning newsChinese investor gears up to develop Khonphapheng SEZ
Champassak provincial authorities have confirmed that a Chinese company is keen to develop the US$10 billion Khonphapheng Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in southern Laos.
Vientiane Times

Public-private partnerships can fill infrastructure gap: ADB
Investment through public-private partnerships (PPP) has the potential to fill the infrastructure gap in developing Asia including Laos, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said.
Vientiane Times

Hongsa Power Grants 40 Scholarships to Students in Xayabouly Province
Hongsa Power Company, operator of the 1,878-mw Hongsa Thermal power Plant, has granted 40 scholarships worth 120 million to local students in three districts of Hongsa, Ngeun and Xienghone in Xayaboury Province.
Lao News Agency 

ASEAN Dishes Introduced at Food Festival
Hundreds dishes of ASEAN and dialogue partner countries were offered at the ASEAN Food Festival at the National Cultural Hall in Vientiane on October 2.
Lao News Agency 

Vientiane tackles challenges in reforming education
The Vientiane Education and Sports Department has reaffirmed its commitment to further addressing the challenges facing the education sector as part of its plan for the 2017-18 academic year.
Vientiane Times 

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President expresses sympathy over mass shooting in Las Vegas
President Bounnhang Vorachit has sent his deepest sympathy and condolences to US President Donald Trump over the recent shooting incident in Las Vegas.
Vientiane Times 

Laos seeks anti-money laundering cooperation with overseas partners
Laos is seeking technical assistance and close cooperation with various foreign countries to ensure progressive results in addressing Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT).
Vientiane Times 

President Expresses Condolences over Las Vegas Mass Shooting
President Bounnhang Vorachit has sent a telegram to his US counterpart Donald Trump over a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert in Nevada, the United States of America.
Lao News Agency

Leaders Greet R. Korean Counterparts on National Day
President Bounnhang Vorachit on Oct 3 sent a message of congratulations to his Republic of Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in.
Lao News Agency 

Two sites allocated for boat races
Vientiane authorities yesterday announced that the finishing line for this year’s boat races will be opposite Vat Chan temple as usual, but the races will take place on two separate sections of the Mekong.
Vientiane Times 

Malnutrition Remains a Challenge in Bokeo
The northwestern province Bokeo is facing numerous difficulties in ensuring under-five children, especially those in rural and remote areas, access nutrition.
Lao News Agency 


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