Lao Morning News For February 16

Lao Morning News For February 16

Lao PDR morning newsWhy the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters
A closer look at an important issue for one of the region’s poorest countries.
The Diplomat 

Laos seeks Thai support on new Mekong bridge
The Lao government has approached Thailand for financial support for the construction of a new bridge connecting the two countries.
Bangkok Post 

Lao Airlines in talks with Chinese investor on possible joint venture
Lao Airlines is holding talks with a Chinese company in a bid to find common ground on the possibility of creating a joint venture between this private investor and the state-run airline, a source has said.
Vientiane Times 

3Q11 Laos Mobile Operator Forecast, 2011 – 2015: Laos to have 6.2 million mobile subscriber connections in 2015 with Lao Telecom taking 29.3% market share
The new report by the Telecoms and Computing Market Reports has been published today. It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of telecoms and computing industries.

Ministry reviews progress in health sector
Ministry of Health officials and personnel from around the country met to review the sector in Vientiane yesterday particularly the Health System Development Project-Programme outputs for 2017 and discuss plans for the year ahead.
Vientiane Times 

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Media urged to concentrate on the people’s needs
The media has been urged to address the real requirements of the public, who want to be supplied with timely, accurate and useful information in their daily lives.
Vientiane Times 

The Insurance Industry in Laos, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 – Business and Finance, Insurance Industries
The The Insurance Industry in Laos, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 Report has been published. It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of industries from Business and Finance, Insurance, Markets.

Setthathirath, Champassak hospital improvements attract support via Japan
Patients of the capital’s central Setthathirath Hospital and Champassak provincial hospital are set to benefit after the government of Japan agreed to provide 1.9 billion yen (approximately US$18 million) in grant aid to improve healthcare facilities and treatment services at the two training hospitals.
Vientiane Times 

Nation’s revenue per tourist lagging neighbours
The nation’s revenue from tourism per traveller remains by far the lowest among Lower Mekong Countries, according to a report from the tourism sector presented at a technical meeting of tourism sector across the country in Vientiane yesterday.
Vientiane Times 

Author puts Lao coroner-detective on Asian literary map
CHUMPORN, Thailand — Dr. Siri Paiboun was already beyond retirement age when he was appointed state coroner to the morgue in the Lao capital, Vientiane, shortly after Dec. 2, 1975, the day when the land-locked Southeast Asian nation officially became the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
Nikkei Asian Review 

Borikhamxay authorities clamp down on illegal activities
A spike in illegal activities across Borikhamxay province has forced authorities to impose stronger measures to combat the trend.
Vientiane Times 


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