Lao Morning News For April 27

Lao Morning News For April 27
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Lao PDR morning newsE-visa set to go online year-end, early 2019
Electronic visa (E-visa) services are set to be offered at the end of this year or early next year in a move to attract more foreign tourists to take vacations in Laos.
Vientiane Times 

Civil society organisations discuss forest governance in Mekong region
Representatives from civil society organisations, government line agencies and donor organisations met in Vientiane yesterday to discuss the strengthening of non-state actors for improved forest governance in the Mekong region.
Vientiane Times 

Anti asbestos workshop marks International Labour Day
The Ministry of Health and involved government bodies yesterday held a brainstorming session on the National Action Plan to eliminate asbestos-related diseases among workers to mark the International Labour Day.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic: Laos Establishes Investment Promotion And Management Committee
Over the past several months, the Lao government has been introducing a number of measures aimed at promoting foreign investment, from implementing Notification No. 2633/Cabinet/MOIC to abolish minimum registered capital requirements for certain foreign investors, to enacting the new Law on Investment Promotion No. 14/NA (LIP) to facilitate investments among both domestic and international private investors, to promoting the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s One-Stop Service Unit and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce’s Lao Services Portal.

Japan partners with ASEAN countries on disaster insurance
Japan will work with Southeast Asian nations like Laos and Myanmar to provide immediate financing after natural disasters so that recovery funds can be quickly distributed.
Nikkei Asian Review (metered paywall)

MLD to invest in Laos projects
Macau Legend Development is aiming to invest US$300m to US$500m across “several projects” in the south-east Asian country of Laos.
Intergame Online 

Thunderstorm blacks out parts of the capital
Electricity Du Laos (EDL) has said power was cut in many parts of Vientiane on late Wednesday due to strong winds from a thunderstorm blowing down electricity poles.
Vientiane Times 

Minimum Wage Increase in Laos
On April 20, 2018, the Lao Prime Minister’s Office issued Notification No. 560/PMO which raises the minimum salary in Laos from LAK 900,000 (approximately USD 110) to LAK 1,100,000 (approx. USD 133) per person/per month. The minimum salary increase will become effective as of May 1, 2018.

Russian divers reveal the mysteries of Nongfar lake
The Russian team who this week descended into the deep waters in Attapeu province were able to finally confirm the depths of Nongfar lake.
Vientiane Times 

Korean Visitors Should Be Given Longer Visa, Ambassador
Korean visitors wishing to stay in Laos for more than 15 days have to leave the country before their visa expires and re-enter the country otherwise they will be illegal visitors, said Tuesday Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Laos Sung Soon Shin.
Lao News Agency 


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