Lao Morning News For February 19

Lao Morning News For February 19
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Lao PDR morning newsPolice detain alleged pyramid scam architect
Economic police in Vientiane have detained the instigator of an alleged “Ponzi”-style investment scheme and seized the company’s assets as they investigate illegal capital raising activities.
Vientiane Times

Laos sees marked shift in tourist appeal
It is Saturday afternoon in tourist high season, and Vientiane is very quiet. Most shops are closed for the weekend. A couple of Asian tour groups ascend the Patuxai, the Laotian capital’s answer to the Arc de Triomphe.
Nikkei Asian Review 

Productivity, employment vital as Laos confirmed Asia’s youngest nation
Laos will remain the youngest country in Asia until 2030, yet the landlocked nation continues to struggle to develop a skilled labour force to benefit fully from this demographic dividend as well as regional economic integration.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Chinese company signs agreement to build elephant protection center in Laos
China’s Yunnan Provincial Investment Holding Group has signed an agreement with the government of northern Lao Sayabuly Province to build the Asian Elephant Species Protection, Breeding and Rescue Center.
Xinhua Net

Xieng Khuang reshuffle sees acting governor appointed
A midterm reshuffle in political appointments saw the replacement and transfer of Xieng Khuang provincial Party Chief and governor Prof. Dr Somkot Mangnomek announced last week.
Vientiane Times

Lao govt gives green light for tourism complex development in Vangvieng
A Chinese company is beginning construction of a more than US$200-million tourism complex at the disused airfield in Vangvieng district, one of the top tourist destinations in Laos.
Borneo Bulletin 

Convoy call as caravan promotes Phou Khaokhuay
The capital will play host to a caravan of passenger vehicles next month from the urban area to Phou Khaokhuay mountain in Xaythany district to promote tourism, an official has confirmed.
Vientiane Times


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