Lao Morning News Roundup For February 24

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 24
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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 Must Broaden Tax Base, Strengthen Administration: IMF
Laos should increase its revenues by broadening the tax base, reducing exemptions, and strengthening tax administration, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its Article IV Report for the country.
— Tax-News

Auction for leaders’ cars rescheduled, starting prices revealed
An auction for the cars that have been withdrawn from leaders, previously slated for Tuesday February 21, has been rescheduled to next Tuesday February 28, authorities in charge have announced.
— Vientiane Times

Laos border row ‘not discussed’
On a two-day state visit, Laos President Bounnhang Vorachith yesterday met with Prime Minister Hun Sen, though an official claimed the pair did not discuss a small-scale military standoff on Cambodia’s border with its northern neighbour.
— Phnom Penh Post

New decision aims to enhance project implementation and costings
A new draft Prime Ministerial Decision plans to make all government investment project costs and technical specification estimations subject to Ministry of Public Works oversight.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, China Enhance Cooperation on Foreign Affairs
(KPL) Lao and Chinese senior officials agreed on Thursday at a bilateral meeting in Vientiane to continue to promote cooperation on foreign affairs between the two countries
— Lao News Agency

Monthly Cabinet Meeting Prepares Laws for NA to Consider
(KPL) The monthly cabinet meeting for February has been focusing discussions on two draft laws on water and water resources and protection of domestic industry so as to submit drafts to the National Assembly meeting for consideration.
— Lao News Agency

Govt dealing with illegal petrol imports
New requirements for companies seeking to import petroleum to Laos are being reviewed or devised after the government made a decision last month to reduce the number of fuel companies from 22 to five.
— Vientiane Times

Xayaboury Rice Exports Reach 80,000 Tonnes
(KPL) Farmers in Xayaboury Province recorded annual rice exports of 80,000 tonnes and an annum rice production of 520 kg per capita last year.
— Lao News Agency

You won’t find this Laotian cooking in Laos, and that’s the point
Laap (a.k.a. larb) is always a meaty dish: flesh, offal, and skin, all minced together and seasoned, sometimes with fresh blood.
— bon appetit



Feature photo: John Le Fevre



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