Lao Morning News For January 29

Lao Morning News For January 29
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Lao PDR morning newsTransport Minister gets update on planned 6th Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge
The Transport Minister has made a trip to check the progress of the planned construction of the new Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge in Ubon Ratchathani.

Minimum wage hike still problematic
Businesses and factories may soon be required to increase the minimum wage from the present 900,000 kip to 1.1 million kip a month in a bid to improve workers’ standard of living.
Vientiane Times 

RHB Bank Lao Opens Dongdok Branch
RHB Bank Lao Limited opened its third branch – Dongdok Branch- at Saphangmuek, Xaythany district, Vientiane Capital on Jan 26, 2018.
Lao News Agency

Gov’t to assist young graduates with employment opportunities
The government will continue to work with the Asian Development Bank and other agencies to provide more and better employment opportunities for young graduates and adults.
Vientiane Times

Lao leader hosts Vietnamese Minister of Public Security
At a reception for Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Sen. Lieut. Gen. To Lam in Vientiane on January 27, the Lao leader highly valued cooperation outcomes between the two ministries over the past time.

Elephant crosses China-Laos border during early morning stroll
The elephant moved out of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province and went for a stroll in neighbouring Laos before returning home two hours later.

Work underway to elevate Hin Nam Nor to World Heritage status
Nomination of the Hin Nam Nor National Protected Area as Laos’ first natural World Heritage site got into gear as officials met in Thakhaek district, Khammuan province, on Friday to endorse the nomination and management plans for 2018.
Vientiane Times 

Nomination of Hin Nam No as Laos’ First Transboundary World Heritage Gets Into Gear
The nomination of Hin Nam No National Protected Area as Laos’ first natural UNESCO World Heritage site gets into gear as vice ministers met in Khammouane Province to endorse the nomination and management work plans for 2018 on Friday.
Lao News Agency 

Chinese gov’t provides grant for upgrade of Lao TV-3
The government of China has granted more than 70.8 billion kip (54 million yuan) for a project to upgrade Lao National Television Channel 3.
Vientiane Times 

PM attends Indian Republic Day celebrations
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith together with other Asean leaders on Friday attended the Indian Republic Day parade to mark the 69th Indian National Day.
Vientiane Times


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