Lao Morning News For September 13

Lao Morning News For September 13
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Lao PDR morning newsMerely 39 % of Under 2 Children in Urban Areas Receive Minimum Acceptable Diet
The findings of recently conducted Sub-national Household Survey in five provinces suggest that among children of 6-23 months of age, only 39 per cent in urban areas and only 12.9 per cent in rural areas received the minimum acceptable diet.
Lao News Agency 

Lao businesses eye new markets at China expo
More than 120 booths set up by Lao businesses are displaying products at the 14th China-Asean Expo (CAEXPO) and the 14th China-Asean Business and Investment Summit (CABIS), hoping to expand their market and promote Lao products in the region.
Vientiane Times

Revenue shortfall challenges 2018 growth target
Revenue shortfall is likely to force the government to maintain state investment in 2018 at the same level as this year, which will pose a challenge in achieving next year’s economic growth target, according to a government report.
Vientiane Times

Executives Detained After Angry Protests Over Lao Agro Investment Firm Default
Police detained two top executives of an Lao agricultural company on Tuesday, the second day of protests by hundreds of angry investors who say they lost their savings in a pyramid scheme that took in millions of U.S. dollars.
Radio Free Asia

Laos to reduce stunting, low weight in infants
The Lao government is aiming to reduce the number of underweight children under the age of five to 21 percent and the proportion of stunted children in the same age group to 33.2 percent by the end of 2018.

PM Urges Continued Addressing of Economic Difficulties
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged cabinet members, Vientiane Mayor and provincial governors to continue to address economic difficulties and achieve the targets of the national socio-economic development plan 2017 thus laying strong foundation for socio-economic development for 2018 and beyond.
Lao News Agency 

Banking Institute enrols successful exam takers
The Banking Institute in Vientiane has begun registration until the end this month for applicants who passed last month’s entrance exams to study at the institute this academic year.
Vientiane Times 

Hydro company denies responsibility for Xaysomboun flash flood
The Nam Ao dam in Xieng Khuang province was not the cause of flash flooding that occurred on Monday in Thathom district, Xaysomboun province, a construction company told Vientiane Times .
Vientiane Times 

PS crisis: meeting yields no solution
PS Lao Enterprise and its depositors failed to reach a solution during the course of their chaotic meeting at the company’s offices on Monday.
Vientiane Times 

Crime, social ills prove ongoing challenges to public security
Social ills including drug trafficking, robbery, road accidents and gang activities remain a grave threat to the maintenance of peace and order in Laos, a meeting heard. Chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith last week, the two-day meeting of government cabinet members, Vientiane mayor and provincial governors agreed to beef up security in the run-up to Visit Laos Year 2018.
Vientiane Times 

Azerbaijan Foreign Minister to Visit Laos
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov will pay an official visit to the Lao PDR on Sep 15-16.
Lao News Agency 

Lao Brewery Debuts New Commercial
Lao Brewery Company has launched its latest commercial entitled “Khuamxongcham – Memory, Proud to be Lao” with an aim to promote Lao culture and create welcoming sentiment for Visit Laos Year 2018.
Lao News Agency 

Laos Prepares to Establish Administrative Court
The People’s Supreme Court and Institute for Legal Support and Technical Assistance ILSTA convened an international colloquium on administrative law in order to further the draft resolution on the setting up of an Administrative Court system in Laos.
Lao News Agency


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