Lao Morning News For June 26

Lao Morning News For June 26
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Lao PDR morning newsKhonphapheng SEZ sees govt, developer close to deal
The government and a Chinese investor are finalising details of a concession agreement for the planned Khonphapheng Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the far south of Champassak province.
Vientiane Times 

Mekong Journalists Enrich Knowledge Of New Media Growth In China
Journalists and media officials from Mekong countries have attended a two-week media programme in Yunnan, China organized by Yunan Daily Press Group under the theme “One River One Family” to learn about new media growth and the implementation of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Tourism officials, tour operators complete training in China
Thirty-six tourism officials and tour operators from Laos completed a training programme in China last week that is part of measures to improve and develop human resources in the tourism sector.
Vientiane Times 

President Greets Luxembourg King On National Day
President Bounnhang Vorachit on Jun 21 sent a message of congratulations to King of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri on the occasion of the national day of Luxembourg.

Trade fair to display best products of Vietnam, Laos
More than 120 businesses and units of Vietnam and Laos will showcase their best products at the Vietnam-Laos Trade Fair 2018 in the Lao capital city of Vientiane from June 28 to July 2.
Vietnam Plus 

Vaccination law safeguards, accountability sought by legislators
Potential side effects from vaccinations and responsibility for same was a topic of attention by National Assembly members at a debate on the newly drafted Law on Vaccination yesterday.
Vientiane Times 

MMG Agrees LXML Sepon Sale
MMG Limited (MMG) agreed on Jun 21 the sale of its 90% interest in Lane Xang Minerals (LXML), which owns the Sepon mine in the Lao PDR, to Chifeng Jilong Gold Mining Co Ltd (Chifeng), for US$275 million.

Lao Families Fear Getting Cheated by Developers of New SEZ in Champasak Province
Nearly 150 families in six villages in Khong district of southwestern Laos’ Champasak Province say they do not want to give up their homes and land to a special economic zone planned for their area and that they fear that project developers will not compensate them fairly.
Radio Free Asia 

Visiting Luang Prabang: its slow pace, quiet scenes, and spirituality make the northern Laos town a refreshing destination
The view of the mountains welcomed us as we disembarked from the plane at the Luang Prabang International Airport.
GMA News Online 

MRC, JICA Launch Study On Mekong Forest Conservation For Better Basin Management
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have launched a joint study on forest conservation and river basin management in the lower Mekong basin as part of their effort to better manage and conserve the environmental health of the basin

Entrance exam registration to go online at university
The National University of Laos (NUoL) plans to offer online registration for university entrance exams for the coming academic year to facilitate fast and convenient registration for students.
Vientiane Times 


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