Lao Morning News For January 5

Lao Morning News For January 5
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Lao PDR morning newsUtilise local tour guides or face penalties, foreign tour operators warned
Lao authorities have warned foreign tour operators to utilise local tour guides otherwise they will be fined.
Vientiane Times

President Tran Dai Quang receives Lao supreme court chief
President Tran Dai Quang received Chief Justice Khamphanh Sithidampha and a delegation of the People’s Supreme Court of Laos in Hanoi on January 4.
Vietnam Plus

Thailand, Myanmar and Laos to jointly solve smoke haze
Thailand, Myanmar and Laos will launch their joint efforts to contain smoke haze later this month, the Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
Borneo Bulletin 

Phonmy-Thalath road upgrade set to resume in Vientiane province
Vientiane provincial authorities in charge of upgrading the 6-km road between Phonmy and Thalath in Keo-oudom district are optimistic that work will resume this year after a hiatus of almost three years.
Vientiane Times 

Xayaboury to launch Visit Laos Year during elephant festival
Xayaboury province will officially launch Visit Laos Year 2018 during the annual Elephant Festival which will take place from February 16-22 in Xayaboury district.
Vientiane Times 

NA Chairwoman urges for deeper Vietnam-Laos judicial cooperation
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan urged for deeper cooperation between judicial systems of Vietnam and Laos during her reception for Chief Justice of the Lao Supreme People’s Court Khamphanh Sithidampha in Hanoi on January 4.
Vietnam Plus 

Xamneua, the hidden city
While in the past it was difficult to navigate the province’s dramatic terrain, road upgrades now make travel easier and more enjoyable. The scenery along the roads into Huaphan is stunning.
Borneo Bulletin

Population of Savannakhet swells to 1 million
Savannakhet province now has a population of 1 million people, making it the most populous province in Laos, the provincial Statistics Bureau reported on Thursday.
Vientiane Times 


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