Lao Morning News For January 31

Lao Morning News For January 31
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Lao PDR morning newsHungary provides US$160 million loan for three projects
The government of Hungary has provided a loan of more than US$160 million to support three projects in Laos.The loan agreement was signed yesterday in Vientiane between Deputy Minister of Finance Mrs Thipphakone Chanthavongsa, Deputy Director of the Hungarian Export-Import Bank Ms Nemedi-Varga, and Director of the Hungarian Export-Import Bank Mr Gabor Szocs
Vientiane Times

Tripartite Meeting Held to Discuss Minimum Wage Raise
A tripartite meeting between the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the Lao National Federation of Trade Unions, and the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry was held last week in Vientiane to discuss the raise of minimum wage from current 900,000 kip, approximately US$109, per month.
Laos News Agency

Japan’s Uni. Studies If Xieng Khuang Is Ready for Its Renewable Energy Technology
A delegation of Tokai University, Japan, led by Prof. Kazuichi Seki is on a visit to Xieng Khuang to study the possible application of its generators using renewable energy source windpower in the northern Laos province.
Laos News Agency

Savannakhet authorities plan restoration of That Nang Lao stupa
Savannakhet provincial authorities in cooperation with the Heritage Department of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism are planning to restore the That Nang Lao stupa at a cost of more than 3 billion kip.
Vientiane Times

Planned north-south transport road links encounter delays
The government has devised a strategy to build roads parallel to and east of the country’s main arterial highway, Road No. 13, to provide faster north-south transport links.
The new routes would facilitate the transport of crops, attract more trade and investment and spur development in rural areas with higher levels of poverty.
Vientiane Times

U.S. Embassy, Companies Support First-ever Lao Digital Forum
Ambassador Rena Bitter made opening remarks at the first-ever Lao Digital Forum held on January 26.
The Forum focused on the global digital economy revolution and its potential benefits for microenterprises and Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Laos, as well as the policy environment needed to harness the benefits of the digital economy.
Laos News Agency

Lao Ford City gives Ford Ranger and Ford Fiesta car to customers
Lao Ford City gave a big prize of Ford Ranger XL and Ford Fiestacar to its customers to return profits back to customers under theme “Ford Big Deal 2017”.
Laos News Agency


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