Lao morning news for June 27

Lao morning news for June 27

Lao PDR morning newsLaos, EU conclude negotiations on tackling illegal logging
The European Union (EU) and Laos held their third round of face-to-face negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) in Brussels, Belgium from June 17-21.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos launches national single window
Laos has officially opened a national single window (LNSW) system at a container yard – Thanaleng – to bring in transparency and facilitate trade. This move will optimise the flow of goods for the benefit of the people of Laos.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

New Certificate Requirements for Foreign Traders in Laos
As of June 27, 2019, foreign traders in Laos who have no registered business in the country will need a Trading Rights Certificate from the Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, in order to import or export goods.
— Lexology

PM calls for joint effort to combat drugs problem
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for the continued participation of all sectors to combat drug trafficking, which poses a threat to human resource development, national security and social order.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt to focus on funding existing development projects
The government has announced that new State investment projects planned for this year will be postponed until 2020, a move aimed at maintaining the country’s financial liquidity.
— Vientiane Times

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ICT Expo highlighting Laos’ digital expertise
The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications is currently hosting the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Expo in Vientiane from June 26-30 to showcase the latest in tech and digital innovation.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Looks To Increase Levies on Gaming as Nation’s Economic Conditions Marginally Improve
Casino operators in Laos may be sharing more of their revenue with the government starting next year. Several regional news organizations reported this week that the levy on gaming venues or casino games will jump from 35 to 50 percent.

US$ 1 trillion in annual investment could unlock SMEs development power
Additional private investment of US$1 trillion annually in developing countries’ small businesses would play a pivotal role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an International Trade Centre (ITC) report said Tuesday.
— Vientiane Times

ASEAN Business Awards Laos 2019 To Be Held In August
The ASEAN Business Awards Laos 2019 will be held in coming August to recognize outstanding local businesses and use them as champions to spread the knowledge of doing business in the ASEAN Economic Community.

New partnership to connect more jobseekers with employers
Jobseekers around the country will be able to find work more quickly following the signing of an agreement in Vientiane yesterday to coordinate information sharing between the public and private sectors.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

NA’s 7th Ordinary Session Closed
The 7th ordinary session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature was closed on Tuesday’s afternoon.

New project promoting export competitiveness in northern Laos
A new Promotion of Export Competitiveness in Northern Laos (ECL) project aims to increase investment in exports of targeted sectors to sustainably improvement incomes of poor households, particularly women.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

NA proposes improvement to govt human resource development plans
A majority of National Assembly (NA) members have endorsed a parliamentarian proposal, which urges the government to develop human resources in line with local and international labour market demand.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vocational training boosts job prospects for young people
Most young people have improved their employment prospects, can establish family businesses or work in local industrial plants, after attending a vocational training project for poor and unprivileged youth.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

China’s Sichuan promotes tourism in Vientiane
A delegation from Zigong City, Sichuan province of China, launched the 2019 Sichuan International Cultural Tourism Festival and the Zigong Cultural Travel Promotion at an event in Vientiane on Tuesday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Bigger Fish To Fry How an inspired business owner can help people to eat better
Ferenc Lévai kneels down on the grass to put his hand into the water.

Laos’ Vangvieng Interpark, perfect place to unwind
Vangvieng is a favourite destination among travellers, both domestic and international.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times


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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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