Lao Morning News For March 9

Lao Morning News For March 9
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Lao PDR morning newsOver 200 people killed in road accidents so far this year
A total of 212 people died in road accidents around the country from January to February this year, with many of the crashes attributed to speeding and drunk driving.
Vientiane Times

Economic growth remains bright in medium term: World Bank
A World Bank economist team has projected that economic growth in Laos will start to recover from 2019 onwards after major hydropower plants begin commercial operation this year.
Vientiane Times 

Yani Srimichai, Trade Attaché, embassy of Thailand in Vientiane
Top Thai Brands 2018 was officially launched on Mar 7 drawing almost 200 booths representing more than 140 companies from Laos and Thailand.
Lao News Agency

Women’s advocacy group spreads message about gender equality
The Association for Development of Women and Legal Education (ADWLE) and the Vientiane Women’s Union are working to build greater understanding of gender equality among women in Xaythany district, as part of efforts to reduce violence against women.
Vientiane Times 

Fire at Km 32 garbage dump under control
Vientiane authorities said yesterday that a fire that broke out at the city’s landfill site at km 32 was now under control but admitted it would take some time for the toxic haze lingering around the site to disperse.
Vientiane Times 

Govt vows to bolster workers’ rights
Labour authorities say the government will protect the rights of all workers employed in development projects around the country, no matter how big or small the venture.
Vientiane Times

In remote Laos, a warm welcome for a visiting American
Laos is a beautiful, rural landlocked country in Southeast Asia, roughly the size of Utah and bordered by Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and China.
The Washington Times 


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