Lao Morning News For March 22

Lao Morning News For March 22
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos’ Investment Outlook for 2018
Landlocked by Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam, Laos is among the poorest economies of the world. Yet, in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), the economy continues to soar. Over the last decade, Laos has sustained an average growth rate of 7.8 percent, relatively higher than its neighboring countries.
Asean Briefing 

Laos signs Asian Forest Cooperation Organisation agreement
Laos has signed an agreement on the Establishment of the Asian Forest Cooperation Organisation and is the 10th country to sign this document.
Vientiane Times 

Lao leaders lay wreath for former Vietnam PM
Lao leaders yesterday laid a wreath at the Ho Chi Minh City Hall in Vietnam, mourning the passing of Vietnam’s former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai.
Vientiane Times

European Food Festival To Be Held On Mar 24
More than 30 restaurants and cafés will participate in European Food Festival 2018 presenting signature dishes of many European countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Spain in Vientiane on Mar 24.
Lao News Agency

State school numbers chalk up decline
The number of state primary schools has decreased in Vientiane because fewer children are registering for classes while many parents have enrolled their children in private schools
Vientiane Times 

LXML Pays US$5 Mln Royalty For Q4, 2017 Production
Mr Saman Aneka – Managing Director and Stakeholder Relations Manager, MMG LXML Sepon, handed the Quarter 4, 2017 Royalty of US$ 5,454,898 to Mr PhoudongSoukhavong, Deputy Director General of State AssetsManagement Department, Ministry of Finance on March 2018.
Lao News Agency 

Special incentives offered to Lao expats eyeing return: PM
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told ethnic Lao living in Australia that the Lao government offers special privileges for people of Lao ethnicity planning to visit and contribute to the development of their motherland.
Vientiane Times


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