Lao Morning News For February 28

Lao Morning News For February 28

Lao PDR morning newsCambodia, Laos losing the last of their trees
Despite official pledges to halt the trade, smugglers in Cambodia and Laos are finding ways to illegally ship timber to neighboring Vietnam. The precious hardwood is often used in furniture factories that ship their products largely to China.
Asia Times 

Laos makes progress in reducing emissions from deforestation
Laos will move from the readiness phase of Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) to demonstration in the coming years now that the first half of the project has been completed.
Vientiane Times 

Labor Ministry to update of status of Lao migrant workers
The Ministry of Labor has received a request from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Laos to send an update information on the status of Lao migrants working in Thailand.

Global surveys indicate uphill battle for Laos
At least three global surveys disclosed their findings recently, with all three indicating that Laos is going backwards in term of in global development rankings
The Nation 

Pay taxes or face closure, thousands of businesses warned
Vientiane authorities have warned 3,039 enterprises to pay taxes and declare their business plans, with the threat of closure hanging over them if they fail to comply.
Vientiane Times

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Laos, Thailand hail joint efforts to upgrade status of Lao workers
The Thai government has promised continued assistance for all Lao workers in the country, including illegal workers wanting to return home, by allowing them to upgrade their nationality status in Thailand.
Vientiane Times

Road construction, project bids top concerns about public works
The construction of roads and other infrastructure that took place in the absence of transparency and integrity were the topics most frequently questioned by members of the public when voicing concerns about government responsibility.
Vientiane Times 

Planners adopt multi-pronged approach to tackle child stunting
Stunting continues to pose a major challenge by not only affecting children’s height, but preventing proper brain development and can have a long-term impact on children’s ability to learn, work, and reach their full potential.
Vientiane Times 

Two High-Ranking U.S. Congressional Delegations Visit Lao PDR
Two high-level delegations from the U.S. Congress visited the Lao PDR between Feb 21-25. The Members of Congress met with counterparts in the Lao government, and discuss progress on bilateral cooperation under the Lao PDR-U.S. Comprehensive Partnership.
Lao News Agency 

Ministry reviews mother, child healthcare reform
Ministry of Health officials and personnel from around the country met yesterday in Vientiane to review the progress of the mother and child health sector in 2017 and discuss plans for the year ahead.
Vientiane Times 

Govt, international organisations mull ways to battle drugs, money laundering
Government officials from around the country and international organisations are meeting in Vientiane to discuss experiences in combatting transnational crime, particularly the fight against illegal drugs and money laundering.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Korea Share Experiences In Economic Development
On February 27, the Ministry of Planning and Investment in cooperation with the Korea Development Institute and Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Laos organized a Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) Regional seminar between Lao PDR and the Republic of Korea under the framework of the “Industrial Development Strategy of the ASEAN countries”.
Lao News Agency


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