9 January 2020

New project upgrading facilities in southern tourist hotspot

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- Hundreds of workers to undergo training for railway operation
As many as 600 people will be selected to undergo training in China in preparation for operation of the Laos-China railway, which is scheduled to commence service in December 2021, the rail operator has announced.
Personnel selection and training will be carried out in three sessions, with the first job vacancies expected to be announced this month, said a senior official with the Laos-China Railway Company (LCRC),
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- Govt imposes new regulations on growing vehicle industry
The government has promulgated a new prime ministerial decree, which aims to more effectively administer the growing number of businesses involved in the import, sale and assembly of vehicles in Laos. The Ministry of Industry and Commerce on January 3 posted the decree at https://www.laotradeportal.gov.la/, a government website that provides business operators with useful trading information.
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- New project upgrading facilities in southern tourist hotspot
Laos has launched a new project to improve infrastructure and facilities in Champassak province to support sustainable tourism, after reaching an agreement with a construction company. The new initiative, known as ‘Improvement of infrastructure and facilities related to tourism project at Khong district, Champassak province, Laos’ is being implemented on the popular Don Det and
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Public security authorities in Naxaithong district, Vientiane, detained Mr Bounchanh, 58, on suspicion of defrauding a woman of 19 million kip after promising to get her relative out of jail.
Mr Bounchanh, a resident of Nongkhankhou village, told the woman he could help her relative who was imprisoned after being found guilty of drug dealing, but failed to do as promised.
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