Lao morning news for July 17

Lao morning news for July 17
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Lao PDR morning newsPoverty fight calls for facts
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry began a meeting yesterday to disseminate the decree and corporate instruction nationwide before the implementation of the information collection.
— Vientiane Times

Fist-In-Laos Pulp Manufacturer Launches Trial Operation
Sun Paper Holding Laos, the first pulp manufacturer in the Lao PDR, has launched three-month trial operation following ten years of conducting feasibility study, farming eucalyptus and building a pulp factory.
— Lao News Agency

Reality on Unsettled Border Areas between Laos and Cambodia
Vientiane Times is publishing the contents of a book about the Laos-Cambodia borderline situation.
The book is being published section by section in issues running from April 10 to April 13.
The book has been researched, compiled, edited and published by the National Social Science Institute.
It comprises a general introduction and three parts.
— Vientiane Times

Champa Meuanglao Magazine Celebrates First Anniversary
RDK Group, a Vientiane-based translation and marketing consulting firm, together with Lao Airlines hosted a one-year anniversary event celebrating a successful year-long print run of the latest iteration of Champa Meuanglao, the latter’s official inflight magazine at Kualao Restaurant, Vientiane on July 13, 2018.
— Lao News Agency

Flash floods see forecasters issue warnings
Some parts of Vientiane and the provinces of Huaphan, Xieng Khuang, Luang Prabang, Xayaboury, Xaysomboun, Borikhamxay, Khammuan, Savannakhet, Champassak, Saravan, Xekong and Attapeu are experiencing heavy rainfall and strong winds which are set to persist until July 18 according to the Meteorology and Hydrology department.
— Vientiane Times

Action to remove tourism barriers required, senior official says
Immediate action is needed to eliminate inappropriate rules imposed by some state sectors that require tour operators to seek official approval before bringing visitors to Laos for a vacation, a senior government official has said.
Speaking at a meeting in Vientiane last week, the Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Ounthuang Khaophanh, referred to tourism police imposing such rules.
— Vientiane Times


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Maria Mirasol Rasonable graduated with a Bachelors Degree in journalism from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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