Lao Morning News For June 12

Lao Morning News For June 12

Lao PDR morning newsFirst Approval Certification For Money And Cryptocurrency Transactions in Laos
Vientiane Exchange Money will become the first international currency exchange provider that has been certified to allow cryptocurrency transactions.

New scheme brings business on board in battle against malnutrition
Laos launched a new nutrition network last Thursday, aiming to ensure food security and reduce levels of malnutrition.
Vientiane Times 

Drunk driving leading cause of road fatalities in Laos
Over 400 people were killed in road accidents across the country in the first four months of this year, with most crashes attributed to drunk driving.
Xinhua Net 

Parliament debates draft master plan on land use
Members of the National Assembly (NA) yesterday called for the government to better manage and properly allocate land for use for various purposes, as law makers debate the draft National Master Plan on Land Allocation.
Vientiane Times 

The Tranquil Traditional Laos Villages—That Might Disappear Thanks to Chinese Trains
The frail old man walked slowly, carrying a live chicken by the neck. He squatted down over a woven basket of flowers, eggs, and candles, and waved the chicken over it, singing and humming.
The Daily Beast 

Forestry company marks Arbor Day with new plantation
The Burapha Agro-Forestry Company last week planted eucalyptus, acacia, sindora and dalbergia trees as a pilot mixture tree garden to mark National Arbor Day.
Vientiane Times 

State-funded projects overvalued by one trillion kip
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly (NA) on Friday that state investment projects carried out in recent years had been overvalued by as much as a trillion kip.
Vientiane Times 

Lao drug traffickers arrested near border with Vietnam
Three Lao nationals were caught red-handed trafficking 10 bricks of heroin, 31,000 meth pills, 2 kg of opium and four guns near the shared border with Vietnam on June 11.
Vietnam Plus 

Govt urged to regulate use of pesticides, herbicides
The National Assembly has called on the government to take steps to control the chemicals used on farms and suppress the illegal import of herbicides and pesticides.
Vientiane Times 

Son La, Laos’ Xaysomboun enhance collaboration
Secretary of the Son La provincial Party Committee Hoang Van Chat lauded a visit by Governor of the Lao province of Xaysomboun Thong Loi Silivong as an opportunity to raise mutual understanding during their talks in Son La on June 11.
Nhan Dan Online


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