Lao morning news for June 17

Lao morning news for June 17

Lao PDR morning newsMyanmar and Lao to get infrastructure boost
Myanmar and Lao PDR look to be the biggest winners of an ASEAN plan to boost connectivity with a series of infrastructure projects.
— The Asean Post

Free medical check-ups to mark Lao medics’ day
Health authorities are planning free medical check-ups for seniors over the age of 60 in Vientiane to help mark Lao medics’ day, tomorrow (June 18).
— Vientiane Times

Thailand, Laos sign agreement on 5th friendship bridge across Mekong River
Thailand and Laos on Friday signed an agreement on building the fifth friendship bridge between Thailand’s Bueng Kan province and Laos’ Bolikhamsai province.
— Xinhuanet

Local real estate agency to tackle Laos market
Local real estate agency Khmer Foundation Appraisals is eyeing a regional expansion, starting with neighbouring Laos.
— Khmer Times

Govt details measures to control, repay public debt
The government will reduce the budget deficit to zero by next year to ensure that the country’s high level of public debt can be repaid as p romptly as possible, Deputy Prime Minister Somdy Duangdy told the National Assembly (NA) last week.
— Vientiane Times

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NA approves new law to safeguard local products from unfair imports
The National Assembly (NA) on Friday approved a new law relating to anti-dumping and countervailing duties in order to protect domestic products from unfair imports.
— Vientiane Times

Lao, Swiss cooperation sees progress in agro-biodiversity initiative
Laos and Switzerland are continuing their cooperation in The Agro-biodiversity Initiative (TABI) to alleviate poverty and improve the livelihoods of upland communities through sustainable land management.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, Singapore fight transnational crime
The Attorney-General’s Chambers of the Republic of Singapore (AGC) and the Office of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor of Laos have agreed to work closely together in the fight against transnational, organised crime syndicates.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

JICA, UXO-Laos collaborate on operations
Government officials and representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) met in Vientiane last week for the first Joint Coordinating Committee meeting of a project that links the national unexploded ordnance programme with poverty alleviation.
— Vientiane Times

Stop employing additional people, Lao PM tells government departments
The government has prohibited state departments from employing contracted and volunteer staff because the public services is viewed as being already overloaded with employees and officials.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Prices of consumer staples under control: PM
The government is endeavouring to stabilise the prices of various goods, including food items, against the backdrop of rising costs in the processing industry, the Prime Minister advised the National Assembly.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

10 probed for forging papers to smuggle autos from Laos to Vietnam
Ha Tinh police are investigating ten men for counterfeiting papers to smuggle autos from Laos into Vietnam.
— VnExpress International

Ho Chi Minh City, Vientiane leaders hold talks
Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan held talks with Politburo member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and Secretary and Governor of Vientiane Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune on June 15 to discuss progress of cooperation agreement signed between the two cities in 2017.
— Nhan Dan Online

Lao govt outlines forestry protection moves to lawmakers
Preserving forests and promoting tree planting across the country are the main aims for amendment of the forestry law, a senior government official has said.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Leading Lao, Thai universities agree to closer relations
Sciences, Laos (UHS-Laos) and Thammasat University (TU) in Thailand have agreed to a general framework of cooperation enabling future discussions and collaborations in health science research and education between the two institutions.
— ANN/ Vientiane 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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