Lao morning news for June 18

Lao morning news for June 18
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Lao PDR morning newsLao PM: Gov’t will stabalise staples
The Lao government is endeavouring to stabilise the prices of various goods, including food items, against the backdrop of rising costs in the processing industry, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith advised the National Assembly (NA).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Law amendment aims to boost national revenue
The government has highlighted the need to modernise the tax collection system and enhance transparency in the financial sector to boost national revenue, a senior official has said.
— Ventiane Times

Laos govt develops new website for investors
Life for entrepreneurs, investors and those interested in running a business became easier with the development and launch of the website
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Mekong, Australian river bodies renew partnership
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) of Australia have signed an agreement marking the re-establishment of knowledge transfer channels between the two organisations.
— Ventiane Times

Lao National Assembly Members Call Out Pervasive Corruption
Members of the Lao National Assembly openly criticized corruption in the country’s judiciary and political system in comments made during a meeting of the normally pliant legislative body this month.

Borikhamxay to serve as key regional land bridge
Borikhamxay province in central Laos will serve as another key trade hub and land bridge once construction of the 5th Lao-Thai friendship bridge is completed and it becomes operational in coming years.
— Ventiane Times

National agriculture survey confirmed for October
The third nationwide farming survey, known as Laos Census Agriculture (LCA3), will take place in October as planned with the collection of data from farmer households and farming enterprises beginning next month.
— Ventiane Times

Laos, Korean foundation recommit to health cooperation
Local authorities have confirmed they will continue to cooperate with the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) in improving the capacity of Lao health professionals.
— Ventiane Times

France celebrates 25th anniversary of AFD in Laos
The Embassy of France to Laos is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), which has seen growing cooperation in the country.
— Ventiane Times

NUOL offers new Master’s in Investment Economics
Faculty of Economics and Business Management under the National University of Laos (NUOL) and the National Economics University of Vietnam (NEU) will teach a master’s degree in Investment Economics and now opening programme in applied in this field.
— Ventiane Times

Over 150,000 students to sit secondary school exams
More than 150,000 students at state and private schools around the country will take part in secondary school exams for the 2018-2019 school year.
— Ventiane Times


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges United Nations Public Service Day, June, 23.


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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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