Lao Morning News For February 21

Lao Morning News For February 21

Lao PDR morning newsChinese to build large tourism complex in Laos’ prime party town
A Chinese developer, Yijin Group, is readying to construct a more than $200-million tourism complex at an abandoned airfield in Vang Vieng district, one of the top tourist destinations in Laos, some 160 kilometers north of the capital Vientiane.

Ministry pledges transparent exam system for new State employees
The Ministry of Home Affairs has been instructed to study and enact appropriate legislation to streamline the examination process when hiring new State employees.
Vientiane Times 

Lao firms identify high tax rates as investment constraint
Lao enterprises have highlighted the perceived unprofessional practices of firms in the informal sector and high tax rates as the top constraints in investing in the country, according to a report from the World Bank.
Vientiane Times

Xayaboury’s Elephant Festival 2018 Launched
The annual Elephant Festival was launched in Xayaboury on Feb 17 by President Bounnhang Vorachit in the presence of the provincial governor Phongsavanh Sitthavong, his deputies, ministers of relevant ministries, invited quests, local and foreign visitors.
Lao News Agency

Plain of Jars, historical sites prove perennial attractions in Xieng Khuang
Promoting the Plain Of Jars alongside historical sites related to the Second Indochina War, the fresh mountain air, verdant vistas and local multiethnic lifestyles to attract more tourists to the province is the mission of the Xieng Khuang Province Tourism department during Visit Laos Year 2018.
Vientiane Times 

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Issue of illegally imported cars remains unresolved
The illegal import of cars continues to be a problem in Laos despite orders issued by the government last year to crack down on the issue.
Vientiane Times 

China Southern adds Lao route
China Southern plans to fly to Vientiane from Chongqing in China during the summer timetable months April to October.
TTR Weekly 

Hongsa-Xiengman road completion rescheduled to end of year
The 113km National Road No. 4B, which links the two provinces of Xayaboury and Luang Prabang, is expected to be delayed despite over 70 percent of the project having already been completed.
Vientiane Times 

Vangvieng highlights adventure activities for Pi Mai Lao
Kayaking, boating, zip-lining, cycling and ATV biking are some of the highlighted activities for visitors during the upcoming Pi Mai Lao celebrations (Lao New Year) in Vientiane province, according to an official in charge.
Vientiane Times


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