Lao Morning News For May 22

Lao Morning News For May 22
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Lao PDR morning newsGovt piloting single-window customs clearance for vehicles
The government is piloting the Lao National Single Window (LNSW) scheme at international border crossings, seeking to speed up customs clearance for vehicles and link the country to the Asean single window system.
Vientiane Times 

Rural health workers set up online network to monitor progress
Health workers in Feuang district, Vientiane province, are turning to social media to help them in their daily work.
Vientiane Times 

Laos banking on tourism to boost its economy | Video
Banking on tourism to boost its economy, Laos has declared 2018 as the year to “visit Laos”. The move comes on the back of the country’s bid to apply for World Heritage Site status at two of its tourist attractions. Leong Wai Kit with the story.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

Are Cambodia and Laos Really Any Closer to Resolving Their Border Dispute?
Despite some incremental progress, deeper questions remain unresolved.
The Diplomat (paywall)

Borikhamxay route favoured for Vientiane-Hanoi highway
Laos and Vietnam have approved plans to build a Vientiane-Hanoi highway passing through Laos’ central province of Borikhamxay and Vietnam’s central province of Nghe An, over a distance of about 700 kilometres.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Japan review progress of clean agriculture project
Laos and Japan are continuing talks in an effort to help farmers and farmer groups access clean agriculture while increasing distribution channels to both domestic and international markets.
Vientiane Times 

Macau Legend Development plans further investment in Laos
Macau Legend Development has confirmed that it aims to invest between $300m to $500m in “several projects” in Laos “over a number of years”.

Out-of-place petrol stations given one year to move
Petrol stations that open for business near an existing facility or are too close to a residential area must move away within one year from now, a senior government official has said.
Vientiane Times 


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