Lao Morning News For January 4

Lao Morning News For January 4
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Lao PDR morning newsRemove barriers to business, tour operators urge government
Tour operators have called for the government to remove a number of barriers they are facing in order to boost the industry and increase tourist arrivals.
Vientiane Times

Govt issues decree on allowances for disadvantaged schoolchildren
The government has announced a decree to promote education equality between children in towns and rural communities by supporting outstanding primary and secondary students who lack opportunities to pursue their studies.
Vientiane Times 

Lao expressway to stretch to China: official media
The Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway to be extended to China will lift up a new face of transport system in Laos, state-run Lao News Agency (KPL) reported on Wednesday.
Xinhua Net 

Compensation Plans For Lao Rail Project Finalized, Under Review
Financial compensation plans for Lao residents displaced by a high-speed railway linking the country with China have been finalized and are being reviewed by provincial authorities, with two provinces already approving their terms, Lao sources say.
Radio Free Asia 

China, Laos sign agreement on Lancang-Mekong cooperation fund
China and Laos have signed an agreement on Lancang-Mekong cooperation funding for Lao projects in Vientiane.
Global Times 

Overweight penalties decline at Luang Namtha truck checkpoint
Overweight penalties collected at the Nateuy checkpoint in Luang Namtha province have declined with overloaded trucks making up 9.34 percent of total freight passing through the gateway last year compared to 34.3 percent in 2016.
Vientiane Times

Phabun Cave, Beautiful Natural Attraction in Vangvieng
Visit Laos Year 2018 has just arrived and if you don’t know where to visit to experience nature, pleasant air, Phabun Cave may be a good choice.
Lao News Agency 

Oudmxay to spotlight temple, resort, ethnic festival for Visit Laos Year
The Singkham Buddha temple, Nam Kat Yorlapa Resort and an ethnic festival will be the highlights of Oudomxay province’s programme for Visit Laos Year 2018.
Vientiane Times 

29 Killed in Road Accidents during New Year Celebration
Almost 30 people were killed in road accidents across the country between Dec 29, 2017 and Jan 2, 2018.
Lao News Agency 

Vientiane kicks off Visit Laos Year with a bang
Vientiane officially initiated Visit Laos Year 2018 at Chao Anouvong Park on New Year’s Eve, drawing attention to Laos’ charms in a truly international spotlight.
Vientiane Times 


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