Lao Morning News For March 16

Lao Morning News For March 16
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Lao PDR morning newsCorruption ‘Worse’ in Laos Last Year, Sources in Country Say
Corruption in Laos, thought last year to be coming under control, grew worse in 2017 despite widely publicized government efforts to rein in profiteering officials and financial waste, sources in the country say.
Radio Free Asia 

Pestech, UPL scrap Laos venture
Pestech International Bhd has aborted plans to jointly explore the setting-up of a power supply infrastructure to the Dongphosy Specific Economic Zone (DSEZ) in Laos with Vientiane-based developer UPL Lao Co Ltd.
The Edge Markets

NUOL seeks to improve infrastructure for human resource development
The National University of Laos (NUOL) is drawing up a master plan for infrastructure development at its Dongdok Campus with a view to improving teaching and learning-based activities.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, La Francophonie pledge continuous cooperation
Laos and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) have pledged to continue cooperation in various sectors.
Vientiane Times 

KOICA Supports Savan-Seno Economic Zone Capacity Building
The Korean International Cooperation Agency has provided over US$ 6 million as grant aid to support the capacity building of the Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone on the management of geographic data between 2018-2021.
Lao News Agency 

Lao Front reviews progress on path to development
The work of the Lao Front for National Development Committee over the past year was tabled for discussion at the committee’s third plenary meeting, which began yesterday in Vientiane.
Vientiane Times 

PM Launches Made In Laos 2018 Exhibition
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith opened yesterday Made in Laos Exhibition, the fifth of its kind, has brought more than 180 booths of a wide range of products made by entrepreneurs across the country.
Lao News Agency 

S. Korea bolsters expertise of Lao medical staff
The Republic of Korea will continue to upgrade the standard of medicine in Laos to sustainable levels, it was reported at a recent workshop to review the work of the Dr Lee Jong-wook Fellowship programme.
Vientiane Times


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