Lao Morning News For June 28

Lao Morning News For June 28
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Lao PDR morning newsSME promotion policy improvements win cabinet support
The government cabinet has announced improved policies to enable small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access more finance to grow their businesses and boost production.
Vientiane Times 

Over 2,500 Villages Benefit From Poverty Reduction Fund
Over 2,500 villages in rural areas of fifty five districts have reportedly benefited from the Poverty Reduction Fund since 2002.

NA debate amendment to Law on Social Security
Amendment of the Law on Social Security has resulted in numerous changes to the policy which the government hopes will strengthen development of the nation’s social security system.
Vientiane Times 

Laos-Vietnam Expo 2018 To Be Opened On Jun 28
Laos-Vietnam Expo 2018 will be held between Jun 28 and Jul 2 at Lao ITECC, Vientiane. The expo will feature more than 320 booths of consumer’s goods and electronics, among others.

Child survival, nutrition, education efforts get results
The government will strive to work closely with development partners and international organisations to ensure every child survives, attain better nutrition and education.
Vientiane Times 

2018 Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Media Summit To Be Held On Jul 1-3
2018 Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Media Summit will be held between Jul 1-3 by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism in cooperation with People’s Daily of China.

Tribunal Will Consider Bribery Evidence In Laos Casino Row
A World Bank tribunal administering Lao Holdings NV’s arbitration over Laos’ alleged forced takeover of a hotel and casino near the Thailand-Laos border has said the tribunal will consider the Lao government’s evidence involving corruption and bribery allegations against the company’s president but is otherwise dismissing the government’s latest evidence.

Media’s tourism reports a focus at Mekong-Lancang Cooperation summit
Regional news media personnel will benefit from three-day talks with Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)’s counterparts in the capital on topics including new media and how to best report and promote the region’s tourism industry.
Vientiane Times 

Minister Presents Amendment To Law On Civil Aviation
Amendment to the Law on Civil Aviationwas presented at the ongoing 5th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly on Jun 26. The amendment is expected to be approved in coming days.

Laos considers eVisa service
Lao PDR is considering a proposal to introduce an eVisa by the end of the year, or possibly in early 2019, according to a tourism official attending the Mekong Tourism Forum.
TTR Weekly 

Dry port planned for Champassak’s Vangtao SEZ
The government has granted permission for a local investor to carry out a feasibility study for the construction of a dry port in Vangtao Specific Economic Zone in Champassak province.
Vientiane Times 


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