Lao Morning News For March 19

Lao Morning News For March 19
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos placed 110th on UN’s ranking of world’s happiest nations
Laos has been placed 110th out of 156 countries in the United Nations’ ranking of the world’s happiest nations, coming in behind several other Asean countries.
Vientiane Times 

Japan provides 1.9 billion kip for road, bridge upgrades
The Japanese government has provided grant assistance of 1.9 billion kip (US$231.408) for two infrastructure projects in Laos through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.
Vientiane Times 

Thailand’s Delay on Buying Lao Dam Electricity Could Trigger Rethink
Thailand’s national electricity authority has decided to delay a decision to purchase power to be produced by a controversial Mekong River hydropower dam.
Radio Free Asia 

Prime Minister, Australian Counterpart Pledge Enhanced Cooperation
At a bilateral meeting held in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbullpledged to enhance cooperation in areas of agriculture, public works and transport, finance, human rights under bilateral and multilateral frameworks.
Lao News Agency

Union Minister for Home Affairs visits Lao PDR for bilateral talks
Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe departed for Vientiane from Yangon by air early yesterday morning at an invitation of Police Major General Somkeo Sylavong, Minister of Public Security of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Lao expatriates pledge support for development efforts
Ethnic Lao who now live overseas have pledged to do more to unify Lao communities in their countries, as well as preserving their original national identity and supporting the government’s policy of people-based diplomacy.
Vientiane Times

Lao Front agrees on plan of work for 2018
The Lao Front for National Development’s Committee approved by-elected and additional members, advisors on economics and law, and the work plan for this year, at its plenary meeting last week.
Vientiane Times

Chinese companies, Lao authority sign MoU on measurement services
Chinese companies have recently signed an MoU with department under Lao science and technology ministry over measurement services.
Xinhua Net 

Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam partner in fight against human trafficking
The governments of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam will continue to support each other in their efforts to prevent cross-border human trafficking.
Vientiane Times 

Lao leaders congratulate Chinese counterparts on re-election
President Bounnhang Vorachit and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith have congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on being re-elected and re-appointed to the top posts in the Chinese state and government leadership.
Vientiane Times 


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