Lao Morning News For September 11

Lao Morning News For September 11
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Development, GDP per capita gap remains huge, minister says
The gap in overall development and incomes between cities and rural communities is substantial, Minister of Planning and Investment Dr Souphanh Keomixay has said.
Vientiane Times

Japanese firm to invest US$70m in Xieng Khuang cattle farm of Laos
A Japanese company is in the process of amassing a dairy herd and building a huge milk processing plant in Xieng Khuang province as part of its Australian cattle husbandry project.
The Nation 

Govt vows to further boost economic growth
The Ministry of Finance has been instructed to re-inspect sources of revenue and the taxes paid by businesses as well as identify challenges that need to be addressed in the years to come.
Vientiane Times 

Xieng Khuang UXO hazard could linger for a century: Governor
It could take another 100 years to remove unexploded ordnance (UXO) from the province due to the paucity of funding available for the Herculean task according to Xieng Khuang’s governor.
Vientiane Times 

Government on track to reduce poverty
The government is working towards raising 4,833 families out of poverty by the end of 2018, lowering the total number of poor families to 66,139, or 5.67 percent of all households nationwide.
Vientiane Times

Visitor arrivals to fall short: Gov’t forecasts
The government is forecasting that it won’t achieve its visitor arrivals target of 5.4 million this year and the accompanying US$875 million in revenue.
Vientiane Times

Ho Chi Minh City boosts youth cooperation with Laos, Cambodia
Vice Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee Tat Thanh Cang had separate meetings on September 8 with youths from Laos and Cambodia who were in the city to attend the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Youth Cooperation Conference.
Vietnam Plus 

Laos and Cambodia have reaffirmed their commitment to create a joint committee to solve a long-running border issue between the two countries.
The plan was outlined during Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith’s meeting with his Cambodian counterpart Mr Prak Sokhonn in Cambodia on September 5, according to a statement from the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Eleven Myanmar


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