Lao Morning News For June 19

Lao Morning News For June 19

Lao PDR morning newsNew law sets public debt at not more than 25 percent of revenue
The government will be the only authority to determine the size of public debt, which must not be over 25 percent of annual state revenue.
Vientiane Times 

1,089 cases of dengue fever reported so far this year in Laos, 2 killed
A total of 1,089 cases of dengue fever have been reported so far this year in Laos, with two deaths, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Monday.
Global Times 

Smart card designed to regulate civil servants
The Ministry of Home Affairs is issuing ID cards for officials in various departments, which can be used for multiple purposes, notably to replace ATM and social security cards.
Vientiane Times 

US Government Promotes Silk Entrepreneurship In Lao PDR
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, provided training on natural dyeing and digital marketing for women-owned businesses from May 28-Jun 15, 2018 in Xieng Khuang and Huaphan provinces.
Lao News Agency 

Champassak extends dolphin conservation zone
Authorities and residents of Champassak province, especially those living in Hang Sadam and Hang Khon villages, Khong district, recently agreed to extend the conservation zone of the Mekong Dolphin, making it seven times larger.
Vientiane Times 

Mongolia and Laos to improve inter-parliamentary cooperation
Head of the Mongolia-Laos group in the Parliament, MP Yo.Baatarbileg received Laotian delegates led by Lao Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, member of the National Assembly of Laos, deputy director of the Laos-Mongolia group in the National Assembly Bounkhouang Khambounheuang, who is on a working visit to Mongolia at the invitation of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light industry.

Good progress seen in investment in Laos
There has been good progress in investments in Laos, with 4,118 enterprises registering and being approved for investment between January and June, according to Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.
Vietnam Plus 


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