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October 10, 2017

Laos, Indonesia mull direct flights to boost trade, tourism

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1. Budget constraints lower investment in education, health
Budget constraints have resulted in lower than appropriate levels of investment in the education and health sectors, the Deputy Minister of Finance has said. . . More >>>

2. Luang Namtha approves sale price of rubber to domestic traders 
Rubber farmers in Luang Namtha province are pleased with the provincial authorities’ approval of a set price for their rubber purchased by Lao traders, as they will now get a fairer deal. . . More >>>

3. Laos, Indonesia mull direct flights to boost trade, tourism
Laos and the Republic of Indonesia are discussing a direct flight between the two countries aiming to boost economic development, investment and trade as well as the inflow of visitors. . More >>>

4. World Bank economists: Concrete measures needed to control public debt
The World Bank’s economists have advised the government to take concrete measures to ensure that spending is as effective as possible in order to control public debt, which has risen far above an appropriate level. . More >>>

5. Majority of private sector workers inadequately protected
More must be done to ensure the rights and benefits of workers in the private sector are protected, according to a top trade union official. Recent government policy has assisted farm labourers but most people working in the private sector are still not sufficiently aware of their rights under the Law on Labour and are unable to bargain with their employers while local authorities still lack the knowledge to uphold workers’ rights. . More >>>

6. Chinese businessman shot dead in Vientiane
Police suspect a 60-year-old Chinese national who was found shot dead in front of Sikhay Plaza shopping mall in Sikhottabong district on Saturday morning was killed because of a business dispute. The officer in charge of the Sikhottabong police station, who asked not to be named, told Vientiane Times yesterday that the incident occurred at around 9:15am on Saturday. . More >>>

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