17 June 2019

JICA, UXO-Laos collaborate on operations


- 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. As Laos integrates into the region, it needs to enact laws to protect it from unfair trade competition. .. More >>>

- 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. Mr Somdy, who is also Minister of Finance, said “We will ensure our spending plan is set at a level commensurate to what we earn,” when addressing the Assembly’s seventh ordinary session.  . .. More >>>

- 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. The meeting was attended by National Programme Director of the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO-Laos), Mr Bounphamith Somvichith, and the Senior Representative of JICA in Laos, Ms Akiko Sanada... More >>>

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