Lao Morning News For September 27

Lao Morning News For September 27

Lao PDR morning newsVehicle owners face doubling of road tax
Motorists in Laos will need to pay more than double the usual road tax this year depending on the size of their engine and vehicle type.
Vientiane Times

ADB to support inclusive, sustainable growth in Laos
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors will deliver US$421 million in assistance through 2020 to Laos to support a new 4-year country partnership strategy.
Vientiane Times

Officials Receive Training in Combating Organised Crime, Money Laundering
Sixty officials from the provincial prosecutor and public security departments of four northern provinces are taking part in training on countering organised crime on Sep 25- 28 in Oudomxay Province. The training was organised by the Supreme People’s Prosecutor and the Institute for Legal Support and Technical Assistance (ILSTA) from Luxembourg.
Lao News Agency 

Hundreds of cubic metres of illegal timber set for tender
More than 661 cubic metres of illegal timber seized in Attapeu province is set to be sold through a tender process next month.
Vientiane Times 

Party chief meets Lao Party official for external relations
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong noted the importance of the Vietnam-Laos special solidarity to the two countries’ stability and development while receiving Sounthone Sayachac, head of the External Affairs Commission of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee, in Hanoi on September 26.
Vietnam Plus

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President advises on development in Khammuan
President Bounnhang Vorachit has advised authorities in Khammuan province to carry out development appropriately and in line with local potential.
Vientiane Times 

Cross-border bird flu risks see poultry surveillance raised
Outbreaks of avian influenza (bird flu) in neighbouring countries have forced Laos to intensify surveillance and call for the relevant sectors to prepare for timely responses to any potential epidemic of the H5N1 virus.
Vientiane Times 

Xieng Khuang Discusses Preparation for Visit Laos Year 2018
Northern province Xieng Khuang held a meeting last week to discuss preparations for Visit Laos Year 2018 activities and the 11th National Games as well as the nomination of the Plain of Jars for UNESCO’s world heritage title.
Lao News Agency

Chinese Cultural Shows Entertain Crowded Audience of Vientiane Residents
Thousands of Vientiane residents, government officials, diplomatic corps and foreign nationals flocked to the National Cultural Hall to watch Chinese cultural and acrobatic shows on Monday night.
Lao News Agency

 

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