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October 9, 2017

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1. No plans yet for repair of Kasy-Nan road after landslides
The road between Kasy district in Vientiane province and Nan district in Luang Prabang province is likely to remain in poor condition in the wake of several landslides, as local authorities still haven’t made plans for repairs. . . More >>>

2. Lao-Indonesian bilateral cooperation forging bright future
Even though relations between Laos and Indonesia have encountered challenges, a bright future of cooperation will ensure economic growth and well-being for the two nations’ peoples.. . More >>>

3. SP company: car buyers told to declare losses
Police have advised people who bought vehicles from SP Sipathoumphone to declare their losses and file a case against the company. The Office of the Public Security Department in Vientiane province issued an announcement recently advising people who had bought vehicles from the company to declare their losses and press charges by the end of October so that police can proceed with the next step.    . . More >>>

4. ADB supports new initiative to scale up sanitary efforts
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated a US$10 million grant to Laos to improve food safety and ensure plant and animal health, as part of an initiative to advance sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity in the country.
This is additional financing which has been approved by ADB’s Board of Directors to scale up efforts to develop food safety and animal health, according to a report from the bank last week.. . . More >>>

5. Provinces told  to cut spending amid revenue shortfall
Provinces need to cut fiscal spending amid revenue shortfalls in order to avoid adding to the national budget deficit, the Deputy Minister of Finance has said. More >>>

6. Coffee exports set to exceed US$112 million in 2017
The value of coffee exported by Laos is expected to exceed US$112 million in the 2017 fiscal year, an increase of 3 percent compared to 2016.
Coffee exports topped US$74 million in the first six months of this year, an increase of US$50 million compared to the same period in 2016. More >>>

7. World Bank forecast: Laos’ economic growth lower than expected
The World Bank (WB) has predicted that Lao economic growth will be slightly lower than the Lao government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts. More >>>

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