Lao Morning News For March 7

Lao Morning News For March 7
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Lao PDR morning newsBanpu ordered to compensate TLL 2.6 billion baht by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Tuesday (Mar 6) ordered Banpu, one of Asia’s largest coal producers, to pay Thai-Lao Lignite Co (TLL) 1.5 billion baht plus 7.5% interest over Hongsa coal-fired power plant dispute.
Thai PBS

International visitor numbers drop 8.73 percent in 2017
The number of foreign visitors to Laos totalled 3.86 million last year, a drop of 8.73 percent compared to 2016, according to statistics from the Tourist Development Department, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.
Vientiane Times 

Japan Provides Over US$ 277,000 To Support Agriculture
The Japanese government has provided grant assistance worth US$ 277,076 to support importance of agriculture and natural resources management in the Lao PDR.
Lao News Agency

Laos sees improvement in tourism competitiveness
Laos has seen an improvement in its travel and tourism competitiveness, but still has a long way to go to catch up with neighbouring Thailand and Vietnam, according to a report from the World Economic Forum.
Vientiane Times 

Legislative leader receives Lao NA ethnic committee’s delegation
National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong received Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly’s Committee for Ethnic Affairs Buaphoune Likhaida in Hanoi on March 6.
Nhan Dan Online 

Govt to stabilise agriculture, forestry sector growth
The agriculture, forestry and rural development sector will strive to expand at a sustainable level of 2.8 percent this year, accounting for 15.73 percent of GDP.
Vientiane Times 

Govt seeks to boost role of women in country’s leadership
The government has continued to pursue a policy to encourage more women to play a role in the country’s leadership, vowing to increase the number of women in leading positions in state departments.
Vientiane Times 


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