Lao Morning News For April 19

Lao Morning News For April 19
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos Set to Graduate From Least Developed Country Status by 2024
For the first time since it was identified by the United Nations as one of the world’s Least Developing Countries (LDC), Laos has fulfilled the eligibility criteria to be removed from the list, and could see its status upgraded as early as 2024, according to the U.N.’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Radio Free Asia 

Laos loses millions of dollars due to overvalued projects
The construction cost of many projects with State investment have been found to be too expensive and exceeding the realistic value, inspectors have confirmed.
Vientiane Times 

Phu Bia Mining Wins ASEAN OSHNET Awards
Phu Bia Mining’s outstanding safety performance has been recognised at the 19th Annual ASEAN Occupational Safety and Health Network (OSHNET) Conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where it won the Excellence Award.
Lao News Agency

Govt upgrades three districts into cities
The government has announced that three districts will be upgraded into cities, a move aimed at advancing the administration and development of new cities.
Vientiane Times 

Laos Extends Sympathy Over Plane Crash In Algeria
Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith has sent a message of sympathy to his Algerian counterpart Abdelkader Masahel over the military plane crash taking place near the Algerian capital, Algiers, killing 257 people on board on Apr 11.
Lao News Agency 

Discipline enforced upon errant officials in Huaphan
Huaphan province moved to punish thirteen officials over the past twelve months, according to the provincial annual inspection report for 2017.
Vientiane Times 

Rural villagers struggling to find forest food
Rural villagers are finding it more difficult to seek food from natural resources as forestry land is being decimated further impacting on nutritional improvement especially for children, agriculture sector officials reported.
Vientiane Times 

Nation welcomes Pi Mai Lao with widespread celebrations
People from across the country have enjoyed celebrating Pi Mai Lao or Lao New Year which was officially marked from April 14-16.
Vientiane Times 


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