Lao Morning News For February 12

Lao Morning News For February 12

Lao PDR morning news22 Companies Invest in Thakhek Specific Economic Zone
Twenty two local and foreign companies have signed agreements with relevant authorities to invest in the Thakhek Specific Economic Zone (TSEZ) since 2012.
Lao News Agency 

MAF, FAO collaborate on strategy to boost rice production
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) are collaborating under the Regional Rice Initiative (RRI) to develop communication methods to inform people about rice planting and fish breeding in rice fields.
Vientiane Times 

Japan Grants JPY 1.9-Billion Aid to Laos
The Government of Japan has decided to provide grant aid amounting to JPY 1.94 billion, about US$17.7 million to Laos to fund the improvement of Setthathirath Hospital and Champassak Provincial Hospital.
Lao News Agency 

Cigarettes without pictorial health warnings must be declared illegal
The Office of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce is advising authorities from the Industry and Commerce Department in Vientiane and provinces to seize cigarettes without pictorial health warnings, starting from February
Vientiane Times 

Japan continues support for Laos’ development course
Japan will continue assisting Laos in socio-economic development in accordance with the set direction while targeting the international sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Vientiane Times 

Two Tobacco Companies Asked to Comply with Law
The Ministry of Health has called Lao Tobacco Company and Lao-China Hong Ta Good Luck Company to comply with the Tobacco Control Law and related regulations which require 75 per cent Pictorial Health Warning (PHW) on all cigarette pack packing.
Lao News Agency

Cabinet approves 10 draft laws
The government cabinet on Friday approved amendment drafts to nine laws and one newly drafted law in its extraordinary meeting in a move towards pursuing the rule of law.
Vientiane Times 

Savannakhet discovery shedding light on ancient elephant, mahout life
Ancient artefacts found recently in Savannakhet province’s Athsaphon district await analysis as to whether their use was related to elephants and their keepers.
Vientiane Times 

Poor youth startups funding as Union, Ratch Lao ink deal
Underprivileged youth are set to benefit from the provision of more than 38 million kip (300,000 Thai baht) in financing for zero interest loans.
Vientiane Times 


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