Lao Morning News Roundup For February 23

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 23
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Welcome to the Lao PDR morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


Lao PDR morning news

Laos Dismisses Concerns Over Hydropower Project
High-ranking Laos officials said on Wednesday that the proposed Pak Beng hydropower dam will not have a major impact on downstream communities, claiming that they would take time to study its potential impacts.

Laos: Paradise lost to Unesco
It is described as the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, a bygone seat of kings tucked into a remote river valley of Laos.
— NZ Herald

Japanese Companies Show Interest in Service Sector in Laos
Representatives of Japanese companies who are on a visit to Laos have shown interest in investing in the service sector in Laos, the Executive Vice President Tatsuhiro Shindo of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) has said.
— Lao News Agency

PM stresses land as focus for transport development
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has stressed for land to be the main focus of transportation development in the country, calling for careful decisions on every water and air transportation project.
— Vientiane Times

Several Challenges Identified by ODOP Producers
(KPL) One District One Product (ODOP) entrepreneurs are facing several challenges as most of them lack the knowledge, skills, and experience with modern technologies to ensure effective production.
— Lao News Agency

Champassak, HCM City boost cooperation
HCM City, KPL/VNAGovernor and Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Bounthong Divixay met Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang in Vietnam on Feb 21.
— Lao News Agency

New agriculture centre to improve crop production
An agricultural service centre, which began construction in Huaphan province on Saturday, aimed to enhance the quantity and the quality of crops and animals produced in the province for export to Vietnam.
— Vientiane Times



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