Lao morning news for February 13

Lao morning news for February 13

Lao PDR morning newsInformation, culture, tourism officials urged to aim higher
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone has told the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism to work with other ministries and sectors to address the issues hindering the development of the tourism industry.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnamese Arrested For Transporting Illicit Drug From Laos To Vietnam
A 47-year-old man from Vietnam’s central Thanh Hoa province has been caught red-handed transporting 10 kg of crystal methamphetamine from Laos to the province, the provincial police announced on Monday.

Expo highlights Laos’ real estate progress
Lao realestate has partnered with both the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and to host the first ever real estate expo in Laos.
— Khmer Times

Laos strives to develop tourism
Addressing a February 11 conference reviewing tourism promotion in 2018, the minister said more than 4.1 million visitors travelled to Laos last year, generating more than US$755 million in revenue for the State budget.
— Saigon Giai Phong Online

Officials review 2018 tourism success, plan for 2019
Officials from information, culture and tourism sectors across the country met yesterday in Vientiane to assess last year’s accomplishments and outline plans for 2019.
— Vientiane Times

Australia Provides AU$ 4.5 Million To Improve Biz. Environment, Facilitate Trade In Laos
(KPL) Australian Ambassador to the Lao PDR, Mr Jean-Bernard Carrasco has announced the contribution of AUD 4.5 million to support ease of doing business reforms, trade facilitation and private sector development in Laos.

Laos endorses green growth strategy
The government has endorsed the National Green Growth Strategy with policymakers believing the state intervention will help to maintain strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
— Vientiane Times

Interplast Medical Team To Conduct Free Surgeries For Lao People
Interplast Australia & New Zealand (Interplast) will visit the Mahosot General Hospital, Vientiane from Sunday 17 to Friday 22 February and the Lao Friends Hospital for Children, Luang Prabang from Sunday 24 February to Friday 1 March 2019 to provide plastic and reconstructive surgical services and training in the areas of burns management and treatment.

Dozens fail to declare acceptance of expressway compensation
More than 100 people who will lose land and other property when the planned expressway is built through Vientiane did not declare their intention to accept the compensation offered by the deadline of January 30.
— Vientiane Times

More Attention To Be Paid To Attracting Foreign Visitors, Says Minister
Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism will attach more attention to attracting foreign visitors during Visit Laos-China Year 2019.

New foreign ambassadors take up posts in Laos
President Bounnhang Vorachit yesterday received appointment credentials from three new foreign ambassadors who will take up posts as diplomatic representatives to the Lao PDR.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Records 8% Increase In Foreign Visitor Arrivals In 2018
Last year recorded 4.18 million foreign visitor arrivals, an increase of 8.2 per cent compared to 2017, according the Tourism Development Department, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of Women and Girls in Science February, 11.


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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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