Lao morning news for January 8

Lao morning news for January 8
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Lao PDR morning newsSmart city development on Lao government agenda for 2019
The government has added smart city development to its agenda for this year as landlocked Laos seeks ways to strengthen its economic competitiveness in the coming years.

Construction of 15-km Vientiane expressway edges closer
Construction of an expressway linking the city centre to the outskirts is expected to begin next month, a senior government official has said.
— Vientiane Times

Labour officials mull foreign worker regulations
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and other government bodies yesterday held a brainstorming session on the draft of a labour regulation that addresses the issue of foreign workers in Laos who don’t have legal documentation.
— Vientiane Times

Lao, Vietnamese PMs Co-Chair Meeting Of Inter-Governmental Committee
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc co-chaired the 41st session of the Laos – Vietnam Inter-governmental Committee in Hanoi on Jan 6.

Comply with environmental regulations or have licence revoked, Chinese farming firm warned
The Vientiane People’s Council has adopted measures demanding that a Chinese farming firm comply with environmental regulations or face the prospect of its investment licence being revoked.
— Vientiane Times

Chinese bank-funded school building handed over to local Lao community
Teachers and students of Huaxieng village primary school in Lao capital Vientiane have been delighted with the new school building constructed with the funding from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).

Last week, Mr. Surapong Kai, Minister of Planning and Investment, chaired the ceremony to announce the special economic zone of Savanh – Seno and the area. Border trade between Dan Savan and Savannakhet Special Economic Zone Management Board.
— Vientiane Mai

President of the National Assembly urged the production of people in Pha Wai village
President of the National Assembly, Mrs. Panini Tap, visited Xieng Khouang province to promote the production of people in Pha Wang district, Nong Ha district, Xieng Khuang province from January 3-4, 2019.
— Pasaxon

The Korean government has brought in more than 1 billion tons of rice from the ASEAN Emergency Rice Reserve plus three to the Lao government on the fourth day.
— Vientiane Mai

Opening trade shows and products of the army
The ceremony was held on the occasion of the 70 th anniversary of the establishment of the Lao People’s Army held on January 4, at the yard of the fair, with the participation of the Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee of Vientiane Capital, Mr. Phoo Tsuwon Luanbounnoun, Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Guests are invited to join.
— Pasaxon

China, Laos promise to strengthen cooperation, ties
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith here on Sunday, and both sides vowed to further develop their comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation.
— Brinkwire

The 15th Anniversary of Anti-Corruption Day
The Ministry of Posts, Telecommunication and Communication (PRAS) has held a ceremony to mark the 15th Anniversary of Anti-Corruption Day (9/12/2003 – 9/12/2018) on January 4, 2014 at the General Conference Hall of the Training Center for Frequency Training (SEA).
— Pasaxon

Japan Promotes Discussion On Value-Added Tax For Finance Officials
Tax Department of the Ministry of Finance and Japan held the 5th seminar on Value-Added Tax (VAT) on 7 Jan to promote discussion on VAT among tax officers.


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