Lao Morning News For May 14

Lao Morning News For May 14

Lao PDR morning newsChina-Laos economic, trade cooperation committee holds 9th meeting
The ninth meeting of the China-Laos economic and trade cooperation committee was held on Friday in Lao capital Vientiane.
Xinhua Net 

Minister names new measures to improve ease of doing business
Procedures have been streamlined in a bid to speed up the approval of investment proposals by businesses and enable them to register more quickly.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Nationals, Foreign Residents No Longer Need To Complete Immigration Forms
General Department of Police, Ministry of Public Security has issued the notice No 707/502, dated Apr 26, 2018 urging directors of police office at the provincial police headquarter in Luang Prabang, Savannakhet, and Champassak to cancel asking Lao people and foreign nationals residing in the Lao PDR to complete immigration forms when they leave or enter the country at the four main international airports.
Lao News Agency 

Little Laos risks losing it all to China
A new city is fast emerging on the China-Laos border, a manifestation of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that if fully actualized will serve as Beijing’s new gateway to Southeast Asia.
Asia Times 

Asean officials explore benefits of community-based tourism
Twenty representatives from the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism learned more about community participation in tourism during a three-day workshop in Cambodia last week.
Vientiane Times 

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Lao journalists are urged to inspire readers
When news is reported, readers should be attracted to the story and immediately want to read it. While news reports in Laos today are quite good, they are often not sufficiently accurate and are lacking in detail.
The Nation 

Laos, China extend cooperation
Laos and China have agreed to enhance their economic, trade and technical cooperation, including cooperation in mega projects involving the two countries.
Vientiane Times 

Lao Product Branding For World Market Discussed
The National Chamber of Industry and Commerce on May 7 in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme held a meeting to discuss Lao product branding to promote access to world market thus ensuring sustainable incomes for Lao products.
Lao News Agency 

Xieng Khuang appeals for help after 32 houses gutted in fire
Authorities in Xieng Khuang and other provinces are providing assistance to homeless families in Sanfaen village, Kham district, after 32 houses burnt down in a fire last week.
Vientiane Times

Hadxaifong flood mitigation scheme ahead of schedule
The contractor undertaking a project to mitigate the effects of weather extremes in Hadxaifong district, Vientiane, expects the work to be completed ahead of schedule and meet the targets.
Vientiane Times 


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