Lao Morning News For September 12

Lao Morning News For September 12
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Lao PDR morning newsThailand, Laos ink pollution management deal
Thailand and Laos signed an agreement on pollution management, creating a five-year mutual action plan to promote bilateral cooperation in environmental issues.

Laos; from land locked to land linked
LAOS is embarking on one of its most ambitious projects yet – a series of rail networks which will link the country with dominant seaports in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.
The Nation 

Govt aiming for 7 percent growth in 2018
The government will pursue Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 7 percent in 2018, amounting to 149,471 billion kip, a minister has said.
Vientiane Times 

First 2 Quarters Record A Constant Economic Growth, Minister
The past six months witnessed a constant economic growth of 6.9 % boosted by growths in agriculture, manufacturing, electricity, and mining sectors.
Lao News Agency 

Administrative court draft closer as Vietnam, Luxembourg lend assistance
A discussion of administrative procedures under law saw senior legal experts from the Ministry of Justice, People’s Supreme Court, National Assembly, Public Prosecutor, and State Inspection Authority joined by academics and experts from Vietnam and Luxembourg at a meeting in the capital last week.
Vientiane Times 

Bitdefender Penetrates Lao markets
Datacom Company introduces what it claims excellent security products of “Bitdefender” to the Lao IT market.
Lao News Agency 

Govt stresses need to reform state-owned enterprises
The government has stressed the need to further improve and reform state-owned enterprises to make their operations more efficient and profitable.
Vientiane Times

Hundreds storm PS to demand return of money
Hundreds of people who had deposited money with PS Lao Enterprise yesterday stormed the company’s offices in Xaythany district demanding to withdraw their money, a senior police officer has said.
Vientiane Times 

Public call for solutions to persistent problems
Members of the National Assembly and the Vientiane People’s Council recently debated various issues put forward by the public and are waiting for the authorities to come up with solutions.
Vientiane Times 

Overseas workers in need of more support
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare needs to create greater understanding amongst officials about policies allowing Lao workers to travel to Asean countries and further abroad for employment.
Vientiane Times

Lao-Malaysia Bilateral Relations At An All-time High Celebrating Malaysia’s 60th National Day
Over the past 51 years, Malaysia places importance to its very close and friendly relations with the Lao PDR.
Lao News Agency

Tanmixay-Nongbeuk Road Construction 22% Completed
The construction of a road stretch between Tanmixay intersection and Nongbeuk t-junction is reportedly 22 per cent completed though the construction was commenced in 2016.
Lao News Agency 


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