Lao Morning News For September 7

Lao Morning News For September 7
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Lao PDR morning newsLao economic growth may fall short of target: ministry
A preliminary calculation has suggested that Lao economy will have grown by 6.83 percent in 2017, slightly lower than the target of 7 percent, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Kikeo Chanthabouly said.

LXML Pays Government US$4 Million Royalty for Q2 Production
On 5th September 2017, Mr. Saman Aneka – Director and Stakeholder Relations Manager, MMG LXML Sepon, handed the Quarter 2, 2017 Royalty of over US$ 4.04 million to Ms. Kaseumsy Phommavongsa, Director General of State Asset Department, Ministry of Finance.
Lao News Agency 

Industrial growth generates more jobs in central Laos
The growth of the industrial sector in Savannakhet province has generated thousands of jobs for local residents and contributed to improving their livelihoods, senior officials have said.
Vientiane Times 

Workplace health, safety commitments made at Singapore congress
Laos is set to benefit from initiatives outlined in the Asean Labour Ministers’ Statement on Improving Occupational Health and Safety for Sustainable Economic Growth after the statement was signed this week on the sidelines of a global meet.
Vientiane Times 

IFC helps Lao PDR ramp-up sustainability efforts in hydropower
World Bank Group member IFC is to work with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) to advance environmental and social sustainability in the country’s hydropower sector.
Water Power Magazine 

Non-performing loans rate won’t affect banking, economy
Non-performing loans (NPL) rising above the set ceiling level will not affect the performance of the banking system and economy, a senior government official in charge of economic affairs has said.
Vientiane Times 

Xayaboury Power Plant 82% Completed
Constructors of the ongoing Xayaboury hydropower plant have said that 82 % of planned construction activities have been carried out since its construction started in early 2012, an official has said.
Lao News Agency 

Laos pursues goal to banish illiteracy
Laos is working towards its target to wipe out illiteracy in all of the country’s 148 districts, with 89 districts having already been declared literate.
Vientiane Times 

Vietnam marks anniversary, relations in Lao capital
The Embassy of Vietnam in Vientiane held a reception on Monday to mark the 72th anniversary of National Day (September 2, 1945 to September 2, 2017) and 55 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Laos.
Vientiane Times 

Handicraft Festival 2017 to Be Held in Late October
The annual Lao Handicraft Festival will be held next month with an aim to promote the growth in the handicraft industry.
Lao News Agency 

Lao Canned Sugar Palm and Maize Exported to ASEAN
The Lao Agriculture and Industry Company has boasted its canned sugar palm (known in Lao as Mak Tao) and canned corns are currently exported to European and ASEAN markets.
Lao News Agency 

Government to Launch “Visit Laos Year 2018” in November
The government has designated 2018 as year of promoting Lao tourism industry under the theme “Visit Laos Year 2018” to attract more foreign visitors.
Lao News Agency

ASEAN Ministers Reaffirm on Safety, Health for Sustainability
ASEAN Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to improve occupational safety and health (OSH) for the region’s workers with the signing of ASEAN Statement on Improving OSH for Sustainable Economic Growth.
Lao News Agency 

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR
The Lao PDR, together with international community, expresses grave concern over the underground nuclear/hydrogen bomb test by the DPRK on 3 September 2017, which is in violation of the relevant United Nations Security Council’s resolutions and may increase further tension in the Korean Peninsula.
Lao News Agency 


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