Lao Morning News For July 5

Lao Morning News For July 5
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Laos offers dam bonds
EDL-Generation Public Company, Laos’ electricity producer, has announced coupons for its baht-denominated bond offerings of up to Bt17.5 billion.
— The Nation

Vietnam’s exports to Laos up 9.8 percent in first five months
Vietnam’s export turnover to Laos rose by 9.87 percent to 244.6 million USD in the first five months of 2018, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
— VietnamPlus

At a glance: Taxes in Laos
Laos is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, but remains heavily reliant on foreign direct investment.
— Business Times

South Korea Eyes Strawberry Farm Project In Xiengkuang
On the 3rd of July, President of the South Korean Association of Arts and Culture Dr Yu Hian Suk and her delegation met with Acting Party Head of Xiengkuang Province Bounthon Chanthaphone to discuss the possibility of establishing a strawberry farm in Xiengkuang.
— Laotian Times

NAFRI promotes rice seed selection in northern provinces
The National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) is encouraging farmers and local authorities to select khaokaynoy rice breeder seeds for better yields and productivity.
— Vientiane Times

Simply Beautiful campaign pushes visitor attractions in Luang Prabang
A multitude of local and international visitors have flocked to see and experience the many interesting activities on show via Luang Prabang Ngam Thae Oh (Oh Luang Prabang, You’re Simply Beautiful) events being held in the World Heritage City.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnam, Laos agree to strengthen friendly, cooperative ties
Vietnamese top leaders and Laos party chief on Tuesday reaffirmed and emphasized the strategic importance of the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos.
— Xinhua

Northern nutrition improvements get EU, AFD support
The European Union (EU) and French Agency for Development (AFD) have forecast a budget of over 5.7 million euros in assistance from 2018-2022 for a project to support nutrition-sensitive agriculture in northern Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Top Lao leader pays five-day visit to Vietnam
Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachit and his spouse are on a visit to Vietnam from July 3-7 at the invitation of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong and President Tran Dai Quang.
— Vientiane Times

Filmmaker raising funds for feature documentary on Laos UXO
Filmmaker and Pulitzer fellow Erin McGoff is currently running a 30-day Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to help raise part of $37,000 to finish her ambitious documentary exposing a horrific U.S. tragedy in Laos.
— Asian American Press


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