Lao Morning News For September 15

Lao Morning News For September 15
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Lao PDR morning newsNew State projects threaten budget blowout
New project proposals for 2018 submitted by State sectors and provincial authorities threaten to incur costs higher than the government’s financial capacity, a senior official has noted.
Vientiane Times 

Laos Wins Final Set-Aside Of $56M Arbitral Award
Malaysia’s top court has delivered the government of Laos what may be its final victory over a $56 million arbitral award in a dispute with two mining companies, which must now go back to arbitration after the court held the award improperly lumped together different contracts under the wrong governing law.
Lao360 (paywall)

Revenue rise foreshadowed after survey reveals tax dodging
Taxation revenue to the government is set to increase by 10 percent as a result of a na tionwide survey to identify and update such sources, the Deputy Minister of Finance has said.
Vientiane Times 

HCM City ready to boost ties among Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia women
Ho Chi Minh City is ready to serve as a venue for cooperation programmes of women of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan told the countries’ women representatives on September 14.
Vietnam Plus 

Lao president thanks China for assistance
Lao President Bounnhang Vorachith on Thursday expressed his gratitude to the Chinese governments support and assistance.

Govt opens centres to register Lao workers in Thailand
Laos and Thailand have agreed to cooperate more closely to assist Lao workers in Thailand who hold a passport but whose temporary work permit has expired.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, China enhance cooperation in defence, security
Laos and China have vowed to enhance their cooperation in defence and security in order to maintain peace and security along their shared border.
Vientiane Times

Ministry, WFP discuss nutrition project
The Ministry of Health and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have jointly reviewed a progress report on nutrition programmes in Laos as they plan for the next five years.
Vientiane Times 


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