Lao Morning News For September 25

Lao Morning News For September 25
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Lao PDR morning newsNew ADB-Lao PDR Strategy to Support Inclusive, Sustainable Growth
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has endorsed a new 4-year country partnership strategy (CPS), which is expected to deliver $421 million in assistance through 2020 to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR).
The Financial 

Water in the pipeline for Vientiane farmers as irrigation project progresses
Construction of the Southern Vientiane Irrigation Development Project is now about 25 percent complete and the contractor is aiming to have the irrigation scheme finished by late 2018.
Vientiane Times 

Chinese company expands development plans in Phongsaly
The Chinese company Norinco will continue development of the new provincial capital in Bounneua district, Phongsaly province, after reaching an agreement with the authorities.
Vientiane Times 

US grants 37b kip for Savannakhet UXO clearance
The US government recently granted more than 37 billion kip (US$4.5 million) to Laos for unexploded ordnance (UXO) detection and clearance in four target districts of Savannakhet province.
Vientiane Times 

The Guide to Employment Permits for Foreign Workers in Laos
Laos, officially Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), issues several types of work visas to foreigners planning to work in the country, based on the type of employment and projects assumed by them. Some of these are given below:
Asean Briefing 

Lao Ministry of Defense Expresses Interest to Repurchase Weapons from PT Pindad
Vice President Export of PT Pindad Ridi Djajakusuma said the Lao Ministry of Defense expressed interest to re-purchase weapon products from PT Pindad.
Netral English 

PS enterprise: depositors told to declare losses
Police officers have told depositors to declare their losses and file a case against PS Lao Enterprise, which has refused to return the money the company acquired from them illegally several years ago.
Vientiane Times 

Minister: Private investment exceeds annual target
The value of private investment has exceeded the average annual target set at US$2.4 billion a year during the period 2016-2020, a minister has said.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Front seeks to broaden media reach
The Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) last week took officials on a five-day visit to five television, radio and newspaper production centres in Thailand to coordinate relations in the Front’s media operations going forward.
Vientiane Times 

SME Owners Enrich Knowledge of Packaging Learning Indonesian Lessons
Dozens of representatives of small and medium enterprises and SME regulating bodies have attended a workshop held on Sep 22 in Vientiane as a sideline event of Indonesian Trade and Tourism Fair 2017 to learn about the importance of packaging. The workshop was hosted by the Indonesian Embassy.
Lao News Agency 


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