Lao morning news for June 20

Lao morning news for June 20
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Lao PDR morning newsNA approves increase in tax-free income threshold
The National Assembly has approved a government proposal to adjust the level at which people’s income is subject to tax.
— Vientine Times (paywall)

Laos, UK strengthen ties in education
The governments of Laos and the United Kingdom have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties and increase cooperation in education.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, Russia boost business cooperation
The Siberian Association of International Cooperation from the Novosibirsk region of Russia plans to set up an office in Laos to improve business coordination and cooperation.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Govt to levy higher excise tax on unnecessary products
Products or services the government doesn’t promote, including alcoholic beverages, will be subject to higher taxes if a new law on excise duties comes into force in January 2020.
— Vientiane Times

Laos values cooperation with China’s Yunnan province
The country highly values the cooperative ties with China’s Yunnan province, which have facilitated the geographic conditions for broadening the cooperation.
— Vientiane Times

Literacy programme benefits Champassak children
Children of 27 schools in Champassak province increased their love for reading and enjoyed the activity after participating in the “Room to Read through Literacy Programme”.
— Vientine Times (paywall)

Children’s Hospital standard of service top patient issue
Problems with admissions and the standard of health services rated among the top issues with patients at the Children’s Hospital in Vientiane, the facility’s administration has reported.
— Vientine Times (paywall)

Lao electricity exports increase, while imports fall
The generation of electricity by Laos for domestic supply and export increased in the first quarter of this year, while imports dropped.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Tremendous increase in plastic waste in Vientiane
There is growing concern in Vientiane about the impact of plastic waste on the environment.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Traffic police to enforce fines on road fees from next month
Traffic police will begin enforcing fines on road users who haven’t paid their road fees from the beginning of next month and offenders will have to pay 0.1 percent of the total value of the fees per day.
— Vientine Times (paywall)

Northern provinces confer on forest, land use planning
Agriculture officials from the northern provinces of Xieng Khuang, Huaphan and Luang Prabang are continuing discussions with development partners on Participatory Forest and Land Use Planning and Management (PFALUPAM).
— Vientine Times (paywall)


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


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Lao morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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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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