Lao Morning News For June 18

Lao Morning News For June 18
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Lao PDR morning newsGovt spends over 2.5 trillion kip on rural development
The government invested over 2 trillion kip in 1,600 projects relating to rural development and poverty eradication in 2016 and 2017, authorities in charge told the National Assembly (NA) recently.
Vientiane Times 

Mekong River Commission (MRC) Announces Laos Intentions to Build “Fourth Dam” on Mekong River
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced yesterday that Laos has formally notified the Commission of its intention to construct the Pak Lay dam on the mainstem of the Mekong River.
Chiang Rai Times

Lao workers upgrade status in Thailand as deadline looms
Lao authorities are cooperating with Thailand as the southern neighbour’s Labour Ministry hastened the registration of nearly 170,000 undocumented migrant labourers in the country.
Vientiane Times 

Investment in Laos keeps rising, says PM
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith recently told the ongoing National Assembly (NA) meeting that there has been good progress in investments in Laos, with 4,118 enterprises being registered and approved for investment between January and June 2.
Xinhua Net 

Laos to host CLMV Summit in 2020
The next Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam (CLMV) Summit will be held in Vientiane in 2020 when Laos will chair the summit, while Cambodia will chair the 9th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit.
Vientiane Times 

WWF-Laos Continues Sustainable Rattan-Bamboo Harvesting Project
The National Agriculture and Forest Research Institute (NAFRI) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Laos) signed Memorandum of Understanding on Sustainable Rattan-Bamboo Harvesting and Production Project Phase V for the period of three year (2018-2020) in 28 villages of Bolikhamxay, Xekong and Saravan Provinces.
Lao News Agency 

New law to provide proper settlement, jobs for displaced villagers
A new law passed by the National Assembly (NA) on Friday will ensure the provision of new homes and permanent jobs for displaced villagers as well as those living in hardship areas, parliament members were told.
Vientiane Times 

Lao dam under review
Laos has begun formal consultation on the Pak Lay hydropower dam project in its northern province of Xayaburi amid environmental concerns that it will impact the Cambodian stretch of the Mekong River.
Khmer Times 

Medics make stand against dengue fever
Over 100 local people and officials gathered in Vientiane on Saturday for activities to mark Asean Dengue Day and support Laos’ battle against the deadly virus, with 1,089 cases and two deaths reported so far this year.
Vientiane Times 


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