Lao Morning News For February 6

Lao Morning News For February 6
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Lao PDR morning newsRemove unnecessary barriers to improve business climate, DPM says
Lao Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone has urged the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to accelerate improvement of the business climate by cutting the number of days it takes to register a business.
— Asia News Network

Economic, trade ties between China, Laos developing healthily: report
A report on China-Laos cooperation opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative was released here Friday at a forum aimed at fostering closer cooperation between the two neighbors under the Belt and Road cooperation.
— China Daily

Lao education ministry working towards Asean qualification standards
The Ministry of Education and Sports is continuing to review its education quality development under the Asean Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF).
— Asia News Network

Laos, Cambodia eye popular front cooperation
The Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) met with visiting National Council for Solidarity Front for the Development of Cambodia Motherland (SFDCM) here on Monday to discuss future cooperation.
— Xinhua Net

Laos, Thailand partner in digital, ICT development
The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has agreed to work with Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society to continue developing the information and communications technology (ICT) and digital innovation sectors.
— Asia News Network

Laos, Vietnam sign 12 deals to broaden cooperation
Laos and Vietnam yesterday signed 12 cooperation agreements to enhance relations and broaden cooperation between the two neighbours at their Cooperation Committee meeting in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times

Laos reviews key achievements with UN support
Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Planning and Investment on Friday reviewed their achievements with UN partners at a meeting of the steering committee of the Laos-UN Partnership Framework (UNPF) for 2017-2021.
— Asia News Network

Nation’s first science, technology training centre opens
The first official scientific and technological human resources training centre in Laos opened in Vientiane on Sunday, aiming to bolster research and skills development in the field.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Borrows Money from Hungary for Development Projects
Last Tuesday, the Lao government and the Hungarian National Bank signed a USD$160 million loan agreement.
— Laotian Times

Govt hikes fuel tax
The government has imposed more taxes on fuel and other goods and services as authorities increase efforts to collect additional revenue to meet set targets.
— Vientiane Times

Lao province gives green light to eco-friendly tourism
While Bokeo province has almost 100 officially listed tourist sites, only 13 of these have been developed to attract visitors, according to the provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department.
— Asia News Network

Chinese energy, mines investment in Laos hits US$10 billion
The value of Chinese investment in the energy and mines sector has reached US$10 billion, according to a leading official.
— Asia News Network

Laos, Thailand agree to fight drug trade, boost connectivity
Fighting drug and human trafficking as well as boosting connectivity and economic cooperation are among the most significant agreements reached between Laos and Thailand last week.
— Vientiane Times


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