Lao morning news for December 14

Lao morning news for December 14

Lao PDR morning newsNo more unnecessary state investment projects, PM says
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly (NA) that the government will thoroughly scrutinise state investment projects to prevent money from being spent on highly unnecessary projects as was the case in past years.
— Vientiane Times

Improved Thai-Lao border trade sought in Vientiane
Thailand and Laos aim to increase bilateral cooperation in three areas — politics and security, the economy, and society and development — at the 3rd Joint Cabinet Retreat (JCR) on Thursday in Vientiane, the Lao capital.
— Bangkok Post

ADB Country Director Visit ADB-funded Projects
Asian Development Bank – ADB – Country Director Yasushi Negishi accompanied by a group of media professionals is visiting northern provinces to inspect the progress of development projects funded with ADB loans.

Sacombank Laos celebrates 10th anniversary
The Lao branch of Ho Chi Minh City-based Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Sacombank Laos) celebrated its 10th founding anniversary during a ceremony in Vientiane on December 12.
— Vietnam+

SBT to sell $60m worth of convertible preferred shares to foreign investors
The proceeds from the private placement will be used to retire part of the loans the company obtained to buy sugarcane fields and a sugar mill in Laos’ Attapeu Province and mechanise sugarcane cultivation and expand organic sugar production in Laos.
— Viet Nam News

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Rubber does not grow in the soil
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry issued a directive on the implementation of the Order No. 09 / PM on July 2, 2018 on the extension of the management of the use of land for concessions for plant and animal trees and plants across the country.
— Radio Free Asia

Nation celebrates universal declaration of human rights
Government agencies and diplomatic and international organisation representatives gathered in Vientiane to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its lasting impact, which was supported by the United Nations, European Union and Australia.
— Vientiane Times

Suy Ming requested not to forget the treasure
If you have any questions, please let me know if you have any questions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I would like to thank you for your support.
— Radio Free Asia

Peaceful protest of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on the outskirts of the Communist regime in Laos on December 1, DCS
That is the occasional loudspeaker of the peaceful assembly of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Ambassador of the Embassy of the capital Washington DC dispute.
— VOA Lao

Prayut Arrives In Vientiane For Two-day Visit
Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha arrived in Vientiane this evening for a two-day visit to the Lao PDR in response to the invitation of his host counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith.

The six-year-old Government of Laos
Mr Sombath Somphone, a senior prosecutor of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, 2005, was arrested on December 15, 2012, in front of a police barracks near the Lao-Vietnamese Lao-Tai street in Sisattanak district, Vientiane Capital.
— Radio Free Asia

Laos, Japan Discuss Solutions To Challenges Japanese Firms Are Facing
Representatives of public and private sector gathered in Vientiane on Dec 11 for the 12th Lao-Japan Public and Private Sectors Joint Dialogues to discuss the challenges the Japanese investors are facing in the Lao PDR.

Wife of Sombath Somphone Calls Again on Laos for Answers to His Disappearance
Six years after his disappearance at a Lao police checkpoint, the wife of rural development activist Sombath Somphone called again on the Lao government to account for his fate, saying she has been kept in the dark despite government promises to investigate his case.
— Radio Free Asia

Australia Supports UXO Clearance In Flooded Areas Of Attapeu
The Government of Australia officially on Dec 12 signed an agreement with UNDP on clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Sanamxay district in order to ensure the safety of resettled communities dislocated by the floods earlier this year.

President urges Lao ethnic people, expatriates to support nation building
President Bounnhang Vorachit advised respected representatives from Lao ethnic people and expatriates to continue their support for the country’s development at the 3rd National Ethnic Conference.
— Vientiane Times


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Universal Health Coverage Day, December 12.


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