Lao Morning News For January 24

Lao Morning News For January 24

Lao PDR morning newsMinistry encouraging use of local online domain
The government is targeting the use of local domains for email and internet sites which will facilitate the management of online communication.
Vientiane Times 

FLEGT Process Supports PM Order No.15 Reinforcing Forest Governance for Legal Trade
The National Steering Committee held its 3rd meeting for the Lao-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process in Champasack Province on Jan 19 to report the progress of the process.
Lao News Agency 

11.1 million meth pills seized on board a boat from Laos in Nakhon Phanom
Security forces seized 11.1 million methamphetamine tablets and arrested a Lao national at a Mekong River pier in Tha Uthen district of Nakhon Phanom province Monday night (Jan 22).
— Thai PBS

Asean meeting synchronising safe pesticide levels
Chemical and pesticide experts from Laos and other Asean member countries are meeting in Vientiane this week to discuss the harmonisation of maximum pesticide residue limits in the interests of food safety.
Vientiane Times 

New Japanese Volunteers Welcomed in Vientiane
The Embassy of Japan in Vientiane welcomed new Japanese Volunteers dispatched to Laos to work side by side with local counterparts across the country on Monday.
Lao News Agency 

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Health insurance fund is failing patients
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) plans to improve the coordination of treatment services to protect its members’ right to healthcare.
Vientiane Times 

Nong Nonkhiane Pledges Faster Service for Tourists
Mr Bousakone Ketmala, Head of the Nong Nonkhiane International Border Checkpoint has confirmed that the checkpoint will provide faster service to inbound and outbound visitors crossing the Lao and Cambodian border.
Lao News Agency

Jiangsu Tourism Promotion Meeting Held in Vientiane
The construction of the Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project in Borikhan district, Borikhamxay Province, the Lao PDR is expected to be substantially completed this year, with commissioning tests scheduled for the end of 2018.
Lao News Agency 

City road awaits green light for completion
A contractor hopes to soon sign the third agreement for construction of the 11-km road running from Donnokkhoum village in Sisattanak district to the 450 Year Road in Xaysettha district.
Vientiane Times 


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