Lao Morning News For June 22

Lao Morning News For June 22
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Lao PDR morning newsLao rice consumers pay highest price in region: World Bank
Local Lao consumers are paying one of the highest prices for rice in the region even though Laos is a significant rice producer, local daily Vientiane Times on Thursday quoted the latest edition of the World Bank’s Lao Economic Monitor as saying.
Xinhua Net 

Money laundering prevention links Lao, US efforts
Government officials from Vientiane and Champassak province recently met in Luang Prabang and Champassak to discuss anti-money laundering efforts.
Vientiane Times 

Acceleration propelling mega-project development, PM tells legislators
Mega-development projects with construction underway are being accelerated in an effort to bolster economic growth, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly (NA) recently.
Vientiane Times 

B98m impounded from Lao money smugglers
The Anti-Money Laundering Office has impounded 98 million baht seized from two Lao brothers who tried to smuggle the cash out of the country, hidden in their vehicle, through Nong Khai province.
Bangkok Post 

Ethnic schools need more funding for vocational training
More financial support is needed to fund vocational training and facility improvements in ethnic secondary schools, a minister told the National Assembly (NA) recently.
Vientiane Times 

NA President Meets Vietnamese Vice President
President of the National Assembly Pany Yathortou received on Wednesday met with Vice President of Vietnam Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on the occasion of her visit to the Lao PDR between Jun 19-22 in response to the invitation of Vice President Phankham Viphavanh.
Lao News Agency

Pak Lay Dam to Displace Residents in More Than 20 Villages in Northwestern Laos
At least 1,000 families from 20-some villages in northwestern Laos’ Xayaburi province will be forced to relocate if infrastructure officials move ahead with plans to build a fourth hydropower dam on the Lower Mekong River, a provincial official said Monday.
Radio Free Asia

Culture park steps closer, plans studied in Pakxe
Much needed public recreation space in the capital of Champassak province is set to get a boost with the green light given to a local company to undertake a feasibility study for development of a Culture Park in Pakxe city over an area of more than 21 hectares.
Vientiane Times 

Billboard authorisation needs clarity
The allocation of responsibilities concerning the approval of billboards must be clarified under the law for more effective management of responsibilities by the Ministries of Information, Culture and Tourism, and Public Works and Transport, NA members have urged.
Vientiane Times 

Rising Oil Price Likely To Continue Through Year End
Oil price in the world market is likely to continue increasing through the end of this year as a group of oil exporting countries-OPEC – is expected to decrease production by 1.8 million barrels per day until the end of 2018.
Lao News Agency 


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