Lao Morning News For September 8

Lao Morning News For September 8
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos signs on for hydro sustainability study while building boom continues
Efforts to improve the environmental and social sustainability of southeast Asia’s hydropower sector took a step forward this week with the signing of an agreement by the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and International Finance Corporation.
Hydro World

Economic issues dominate agenda at two-day govt meeting
A number of pressing issues surrounding Laos’ struggle to fulfil socio-economic development and State budget plans were tabled at a meeting that began in Vientiane yesterday.
Vientiane Times 

Telephone number registry checks planned as decree drafted
A planned review of all mobile telephone numbers registered for use via the nation’s mobile SIM cards is to be led by the Ministry of Post and Communications aiming to ensure records are up to date.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Japan agree to survey teaching hospital building, equipment needs
Laos and Japan are set to proceed with a survey to assist improvements at two of the nation’s designated teaching hospitals, one in the capital and the other in the southern province of Champasak.
Vientiane Times 

Lao, Vietnamese women mark year of friendship
The close relationship between Lao and Vietnamese women, which has seen them become like sisters, has been a factor in the success of the struggle for national liberation in the past and in present-day national defence and development in Laos and Vietnam.
Vientiane Times 

Private investment for Q1, Q2 exceeds 12 month target
Investment by domestic and foreign private sector climbed to more than 16,530 billion kip in the first half of this year, exceeding the target for the whole year by 10 percent, the government has said.
Vientiane Times 

Government Discusses Key Issues with Provincial Governors
Government and Vientiane Mayor and provincial governors met in Vientiane on Thursday for a two-day meeting where they will discuss key issues related to the implementation of the national socio-economic development plan.
— Lao News Agency

Laos to Send 84 Athletes to Compete at ASEAN Para Games 2017
Eighty four athletes with disabilities and 16 athletic officials will attend the coming 9th ASEAN Para Games to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between Sep 17-23.
Lao News Agency

Mekong Bridge in Paklay-Sanakham Expected to Be Opened This Month
Official in charge of builing a bridge spanning the Mekong between Paklay district in Xayaboury Province and Vientiane Province’s Sanakham district has pledged to accelate the upgrading of the bridge to ensure it can be opened to the public by the middle of the month.
Lao News Agency


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