Lao morning news for September 27

Lao morning news for September 27
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos Dam Impact Assessment ‘Plagiarized’
Parts of an environmental impact assessment for the controversial Pak Lay dam in Laos was copied word for word from an assessment of the equally contentious Pak Beng dam, an advocacy group has claimed.

Leaders sign condolence book, lay wreath for late Vietnamese President
Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee and President of the Lao PDR, Mr Bounnhang Vorachit, along with high ranking officials yesterday gathered for a wreath-laying ceremony and signed a condolence book for late Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang.
Vientiane Times

Man on trial for trafficking more than 56 kilos of crystal meth
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday tried a Cambodian-Lao man who allegedly trafficked more than 56 kilograms of methamphetamine and heroin from Laos to stock and distribute in Phnom Penh last year.
Khmer Times

Party leader receives Lao Vice President
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong on September 26 hosted Lao Vice President Phankham Viphavanh, who is in Hanoi leading a high-ranking delegation to the funeral for President Tran Dai Quang.
Nhan Dan

Lao delegations pay tribute to Vietnamese President in Champasak
As many as 26 delegations came to the Vietnamese Consulate General in Pakse district in the Lao province of Champasak on September 26 to pay tribute to and write in the funeral book over the passing of President Tran Dai Quang.
– Vietnam Plus

Laos not to face serious food shortages but temporary difficulties: minister
The Laos will not face serious rice shortages but will encounter temporary difficulties in supplying the staple grain, according to the country’s National Ad Hoc Committee in charge of the post-disaster response.
Xinhua via Global Times

Lao PDR Set for Moderate Growth in 2018 and 2019
Economic growth for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is expected to moderate in 2018, as agriculture and mining outputs are forecast to underperform, although an expansion in electricity generation, construction, and services will partially offset these adverse effects, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.
The Financial

China, Laos vow to deepen bilateral ties between parties, countries
Senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Zhao Leji on Wednesday concluded his official good-will visit to Laos, where he and Laotian officials agreed to deepen bilateral ties and cooperations between the two countries as well as ruling parties.

NTPC claims environmental, social achievements in hydropower project
Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC) has successfully carried out provisions of its concession agreement relating to a resettlement programme and recommends the closure of the Resettlement Implementation Period under the Nam Theun 2 Multi-Purpose Project, according to its latest International Panel of Experts (POE) report.
Vientiane Times

Germany provides 1 million euros for new technical college
The German government will support Laos by providing half the cost to construct the second 2-million euro Lao-German Technical College in Vientiane.
Vientiane Times


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This week’s morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for Universal Access to Information, September 28.


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