Lao morning news for November 11

Lao morning news for November 11
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Lao PDR morning newsLao PM optimistic about sustainable economic growth
“The slower growth of the economy is necessary because the economic base is being transformed to a more realistic position. This is intended to create a strong and sustainable economic foundation as well as build a productivity base and diversify income into local areas,” the premier said.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Bolivian woman nabbed in Laos with 3.5kg cocaine on Thai tip
Acting on information from the Office of the Narcotics Control Board of Thailand, Lao officials on Friday arrested a Bolivian woman with 3.52 kilogrammes of cocaine in her possession at Wattay international airport in Vientiane, ONCB secretary-general Niyom Termsrisuk said on Sunday.
— Bangkok Post

Australia provides 1.5 billion kip for flood recovery
The funding has been granted to UNICEF to focus on education and nutrition in Attapeu, Champassak, Khammuan, Saravan, Savannakhet and Xekong provinces, according a press release from UNICEF.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Lao Foreign Minister to visit Cuba
Havana, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Lao People’s Democratic Republic Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith will begin an official visit to Cuba on Sunday, the island’s Foreign Ministry reported.
— Prensa Latina

Chinese railway construction companies hand over school uniforms to Lao pupils
Chinese engineering companies engaged in China-Laos railway construction in Laos have organized a ceremony on Friday in Lao capital Vientiane, handing over 280 school uniforms to Lao primary school pupils.
— Xinhua

Lao businesses strike at Asean Business Awards for second year in a row
The ABA provides a chance for businesses to garner greater exposure at the regional level and expand their network into the Asean business community. The event draws special attention to promising small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have the potential of becoming regional players in the short and global players in the long run.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Good progress in socio-economic development despite challenges, says DPM
Dr Sonexay Siphandone, who is also Minister of Planning and Investment, said the macro-economy is under pressure because of budget and foreign transaction deficits and low foreign currency reserves, which have weakened the value of the kip and resulted in more expensive goods and services and higher living costs.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Vietnam seizes 77 kg of heroin smuggled from Laos
Police of Vietnam’s northern Dien Bien province have detained two local drug traffickers, confiscating 220 cakes of heroin weighing 77 kg, Vietnam News Agency reported on Sunday.
— Xinhua

NA Session Begins To Debate Important Issues
The opening day of the 8th ordinary session of the National Assembly (NA) was attended by President Bounnhang Vorachit, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, cabinet members and members of parliament, including retired state leaders, and invited guests.

Vice President Phankham Meets Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary
Vice President Phankham Viphavanh met at Prime Minister’s Office of Japan in Tokyo on Thursday, Nov 7, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.


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