Lao Morning News For May 28

Lao Morning News For May 28
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Lao PDR morning newsGovt ramps up revenue collection
Government sectors have been told to step up efforts to fill the government’s coffers in the third and fourth quarters of 2018 after a shortfall in revenue collection was recorded for the year so far.
Vientiane Times 

Tourism to boost growth in Lao PDR
Over the past five years, tourism in Lao PDR has been slowly on the rise. The land-locked country may not boast paradisiacal beaches like its neighbors Malaysia or Indonesia nor does it have a skyline similar to Singapore, but Lao PDR does have its own unique beauty that’s unlike the rest of the region.
The Asean Post

Laos to sign MoU with local, Chinese firms to build expressway to south
The Lao government will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four construction companies from Laos and China to carry out a survey, feasibility study and detailed design of the Vientiane-Pakxe Expressway.
Xinhua Net 

AUF, LNCCI Sign Agreement To Promote Employment Access Among New Graduates
The Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) have signed an agreement to promote efforts to ensure new graduates are better needed by employers.
Lao News Agency 

Parliament to convene on June 5
The National Assembly (NA) has announced it will convene its 5th ordinary session from June 5-28, the Lao News Agency reported on Friday, citing the parliament’s Secretariat.
Vientiane Times 

National Steering Committee Discusses Progress In SDG Implementation
The 2nd meeting of the National Steering Committee on the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was held in Vientiane where progress in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in the Lao PDR was reported.
Lao News Agency

Govt pursues search for Lao Airlines joint venture partner
The government is still seeking a qualified partner to jointly operate Lao Airlines in a bid to achieve more efficient and profitable operation of the national flag carrier.
Vientiane Times 

ASEAN, Canada Discuss Point –Of-Entry Preparedness Against Health Risks
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Canada’s Global Partnership Programme (GPP) have been working together towards strengthening health security in the region.
Lao News Agency 


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