Lao Morning News For June 29

Lao Morning News For June 29
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos sees growth in non-resource sector: report
Laos has begun to witness improvements in non-resource exports amid declining mining output and a government policy to boost growth in the manufacturing sector, local daily Vientiane Times on Thursday quoted a World Bank report as saying.
Xinhua Net 

Laos to introduce e-visa by 2019
Laos will join Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar in offering an online e-visa option for tourism purposes, the last country in Southeast Asia to switch from passport-page sized stickers to electronically prearranged visas for self-printout.

State investment projects attract scrutiny
The government has announced it will prioritise State-funded projects to ensure the most effective and efficient use of the national budget.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Development Partners To Review Development Progress By November End
The Annual Round Table Meeting for the Mid-Term Review of the Implementation of the 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan and progress in sustainable development and effective development cooperation will take place in Vientiane at the end of November 2018.

Statistics need upgrade to regional standards nationwide
Laos must develop its official system for collecting and analysing statistics to ensure quality and technical unity and to bring it in line with regional and international standards.
Vientiane Times 

LSIS – II Highlights Equity As Key Unfinished Business In Lao PDR
The Lao Statistics Bureau and the Ministry of Planning and Investment, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Sports, and with technical support from UNICEF and UNFPA, launched on Jun 27 the Lao Social Indicator Survey – LSIS-II. This is the largest effort to date to measure the country’s progress on social development.

Local rescuers join search for 13 missing in Thai cave
Two divers from Laos have joined the desperate search for 12 young footballers and their coach who have been missing in a flooded Chiang Rai cave since Saturday.
Vientiane Times 

Myanmar, Laos Drop in Rank in Annual US Human Trafficking Report
The U.S. State Department downgraded Myanmar and Laos to Tier 3, its lowest ranking, in an annual report on human trafficking released today, citing the countries’ failure to make significant efforts to combat the trade.
Radio Free Asia 

Assembly session closes as economic report, stimulus measures approved
The fifth Ordinary Session of the National Assembly (NA) closed yesterday approving eight core measures to stimulate economic growth for the final six months of this year and beyond.
Vientiane Times 

“Champa Ban” Awarded Best Film At International Miami Film Festival
The first Lao-Chinese film “Champa Ban” or “Blossoming Champa” (frangipani) has been awarded the best cooperation film at the International Miami Film Festival held in USA on Jun 4-7, 2018.

Govt, partners detail Round Table Meeting preparations
The government and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced in Vientiane yesterday details of the Annual Round Table Meeting to held in November under the theme ‘Mid-term Review of the implementation of the 8th NSEDP – Progress in Sustainable Development and Effective Development Cooperation.’
Vientiane Times


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