Lao Morning News For May 2

Lao Morning News For May 2
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Lao PDR morning newsBusinesses urged to comply with May 1 minimum wage increase
All businesses and factories in Laos are required to increase the minimum wage from the present 900,000 kip to 1.1 million kip a month as of May 1 in a bid to improve workers’ standard of living.
Vientiane Times 

World Bank backs Lao agriculture project
THE World Bank has approved an assistance project to help Laos upgrade its agricultural productivity and produce crops for commercial purposes
The Nation

Lao parliamentarian receives top award from Japanese government
The government of Japan, as part of the 2018 Spring Imperial Decorations, has announced that the Chairman of the Cultural and Social Committee of Laos’ National Assembly, Dr Somphou Douangsavanh, will be awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star in recognition of his significant contribution to strengthening legislative exchanges and friendly relations between Japan and Laos.
Vientiane Times 

Deputy PM advises Vangvieng officials on tourism development
Vientiane provincial authorities should ensure that visitor attractions are safe and clean, as well as addressing any environmental issues, especially pollution, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone advised local officials during a recent visit to Vangvieng district.
Vientiane Times 

Diplomat seeks information over murder of Lao man
Laos on Tuesday expressed concerns over the recent murder of a Lao man in Khon Kaen province and asked police for an update on the investigation
The Nation 

Minister calls for more disease surveillance, response
Epidemiologists under the Ministry of Health require further capacity building in terms of surveillance and response if they are to successfully combat seasonal diseases, Minister of Health Assoc. Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong said yesterday when addressing a certificate presentation ceremony.
Vientiane Times

Laos has much to offer Korean visitors: Korean ambassador
There are unseen natural charms in Laos’ southern provinces, which have great potential for attracting more tourists from the Republic of Korea, Korean ambassador to Laos Shin Sung-soon said recently.
Vientiane Times 

Masses stride out on International Labour Day
Almost 100,000 people from ministries and various organisations in Vientiane on Tuesday joined together for a walk to mark the 132nd International Labour Day.
Vientiane Times 


Feature photo Axel Drainville

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