19 April 2019

Ministry to regulate well drilling business


- Railway tunnel engineers seek ways to prevent salt damage
Construction of a railway tunnel at the Laos-China border in Luang Namtha province will require the use of materials that are resistant to salt damage, so the track is not affected by the large salt deposits in the ground. Chinese engineer Wang Xiaodong told Lao and Chinese media recently that they had encountered two salt deposits in Laos but none in China. .... More >>>

- Make the most of external cooperation benefits, officials told
Fully grasp Party and state policies and guidelines to maximise the benefits of external cooperation and drive development, officials in charge of external cooperation affairs in the information, culture and tourism sector have been told. Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Savankhone Razmountry, recently gave the advice at a meeting of the sector on external cooperation.. .. More >>>

- Ministry to regulate well drilling business
Drilling a well in Laos will no longer be as simple as it used to be now that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has stepped in to regulate these operations. The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Mr Sommad Pholsena, signed a ministerial decision at the end of last month that authorises natural resource officials to regulate well drilling businesses around the country....More >>>

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