Lao Morning News For March 21

Lao Morning News For March 21

Lao PDR morning newsThai court sentences Laotian drug kingpin to life in prison
A Thai court has given a life sentence to a Laotian drug kingpin who was notorious for a high-flying lifestyle and alleged social connections to celebrities and other VIPs.
The Seattle Times 

Asean planning to draw up occupational health guidelines
Asean member countries plan to create occupational health guidelines for industries by risk factor, to provide preventive measure recommendations for the health of workers in Laos and the region.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, EU agree to promote, protect human rights
The Lao government and the European Union (EU) have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in promoting and protecting human rights in bilateral and international forums, according to a joint press release issued by the EU-Lao PDR Human Rights Dialogue.
Vientiane Times 

Thanachart sees Lao niche in QR code deal
MID-TIER lender Thanachart Bank has joined with Laos’ largest bank by assets, Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL), to provide a cross-border QR code payment service for Laotians visiting Thailand.
The Nation 

JDS 16th Batch Meeting: The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship By Japanese Grant Aid (JDS) In LAO PDR
A total of 20 Lao fellows have successfully completed 2-year courses of master degree in Japan under the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS).
Lao News Agency

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Loss of State-owned land affecting national development
Inspection authorities are concerned about State land that has been unlawfully sold by some district and village authorities over the past decades.
Vientiane Times

Working group created to protect ‘sovereignty’ along Lao, Thai borders
The government has created a new task force, called the National Special Working Group on Sovereignty, to address border issues with Thailand and Laos, though not with Vietnam.
The Phnom Penh Post

Increasing forest cover to 70 percent is achievable, minister says
Extending the country’s forest cover from the current 59 percent to 70 percent by 2020 is achievable because measures are in place in pursuit of this goal, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry said this week.
Vientiane Times

China’s poverty alleviation progress major achievement in human history: Lao ambassador
China’s progress in poverty alleviation is a major achievement in the history of humankind, said Lao Ambassador to China Vandy Bouthasavong.
Xinhua Net 

PM Signs Book Of Condolences In Honour of Late Vietnamese Premier Khai
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith signed on Tuesday a book of condolences in honour of late Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Van Khai.
Lao News Agency


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