Lao Morning News For January 15

Lao Morning News For January 15

Lao PDR morning newsWill costs continue to cage Laos’ regional connectivity?
Laos is among the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia: economic growth has averaged 7.8 per cent over the past decade. Despite the slow recovery of the global economy, the country’s growth rate was 6.9 per cent in 2017 and is expected to be 7 per cent in 2018. This is buoyed by an expansion in electricity production, manufacturing and agriculture, and it occurs despite a slight drop in tourist arrivals.
East Asia Forum

United States expands assistance for UXO clearance
The United States has provided more assistance for the clearance of unexploded ordnance in Laos, to prevent local residents being injured, disabled or killed.
Vientiane Times 

Lao gov’t to submit Hin Nam Nor for UNESCO listing
The Lao government is to apply its Hin Nam Nor National Protected Area to UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites next year, local online newspaper Vientiane Times quoted an official as saying on Sunday.
Xinhua Net 

Vientiane People’s Council mulls antisocial activities
Drugs, theft, gambling and other forms of undesirable conduct in the capital were raised for discussion at a four-day session of the Vientiane People’s Council, which ended on Friday.
Vientiane Times 

PM Holds Bilateral Meetings with Vietnamese, Chinese Counterparts
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith had separate bilateral meetings with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chinese Premier Li Keqieng on the sidelines of the 2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting in Phnom Penh on Jan 10.
Lao News Agency 

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Gov’t chief affirms continued support for Laos’ socioeconomic development in 2018
The Government chief made the point while chairing a meeting on Saturday to review cooperation with Laos in 2017 and discuss cooperation orientations with the neighbor in 2018.

Cassava farmers await payment five years on
Many of the nation’s cassava farmers remain desperate to recover money that the Lao-Indochina Group Public Company has owed them since failing to pay for their produce in 2012.
Vientiane Times 


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