Lao Morning News For October 9

Lao Morning News For October 9
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Lao PDR morning newsADB supports new initiative to scale up sanitary efforts
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated a US$10 million grant to Laos to improve food safety and ensure plant and animal health, as part of an initiative to advance sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity in the country.
Vientiane Times

Coffee exports set to exceed US$112 million in 2017
The value of coffee exported by Laos is expected to exceed US$112 million in the 2017 fiscal year, an increase of 3 percent compared to 2016
Vientiane Times

World Bank forecast: Laos’ economic growth lower than expected
The World Bank (WB) has predicted that Lao economic growth will be slightly lower than the Lao government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Indonesia Celebrate 60 Years of Bilateral Relations
The Lao government and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Vientiane held a reception to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the Lao PDR and the Republic of Indonesia with a theme Robust@60: Now & Beyond.
Lao News Agency

Laos, Indonesia Review Bilateral Cooperation
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Indonesian embassy in Vientiane held a meeting to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations under the theme “Progress and Challenges in Bilateral Relations between Lao PDR and Republic of Indonesia, Today and Future”.
Lao News Agency 

Innovative in Laos
sleep in, have a leisurely brunch and chill-out by the pool, or get up early, meet guide Fhan, drive for an hour then hike 20-30 minutes uphill in the sweltering tropical heat to see a waterfall.
Gis Borne Herald 

SP company: car buyers told to declare losses
Police have advised people who bought vehicles from SP Sipathoumphone to declare their losses and file a case against the company.
Vientiane Times 

No plans yet for repair of Kasy-Nan road after landslides
The road between Kasy district in Vientiane province and Nan district in Luang Prabang province is likely to remain in poor condition in the wake of several landslides, as local authorities still haven’t made plans for repairs.
Vientiane Times 

Provinces told to cut spending amid revenue shortfall
Provinces need to cut fiscal spending amid revenue shortfalls in order to avoid adding to the national budget deficit, the Deputy Minister of Finance has said.
Vientiane Times


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