27 June 2022

Lao delegation tours strategic economic area in Vietnam’s Son La province
- PM: Embezzlement, lax management key to losses by state enterprises
Embezzlement by executives and staff, combined with poor management, are the main reasons for the chronic losses suffered by state enterprises, the Prime Minister has told the National Assembly (NA).
Premier Phankham Viphavanh said the government is now engaged in comprehensive reform of these enterprises, hoping to put an end to the state’s burdensome subsidy of their operations. ..More >>>

Laos, India launch construction of dam, irrigation system in Xayaboury
Representatives of the Indian and Lao governments have launched a project to build the Nam Xang storage dam and irrigation system in Kaenthao district, Xayaboury province.
The project is funded by a loan of US$14.7 million from the EXIM Bank of India, and will run for 24 months.
An irrigation system will be built to supply water to more than 1,000 hectares of farmland in the rainy season and to 850 hectares in the dry season. . ...More >>>

- Lao delegation tours strategic economic area in Vietnam’s Son La province
Leaders of Vietnam’s Son La province accompanied a delegation of the Lao Front for National Development (LFND) on a tour of industrial and livestock raising facilities, to share lessons in these fields of production.
The site visit on June 23 was led by the Deputy Governor of Son La province, Mr Nguyen Thanh Cong, who is in charge of the province’s economic affairs. The Lao delegation was led by LFND Vice President, Dr Od Phongsavanh, who is a key advisor on economic and development affairs. ....More >>>

- UN chief urges reintegrating food, fertiliser products from Ukraine, Russia into world markets
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday stressed the importance of reintegrating the food and fertiliser products from Ukraine and Russia into world markets.
In a video message for a Berlin ministerial conference on global food security, Guterres warned that multiple famines could be declared in 2022 and that 2023 could be even worse. ....More >>>
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- Korea supports reading promotion programme
The Association for Promotion Preservation of Art and Literature has received printing support from the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE) under the Cultural Partnership Initiative Programme for 2022. .More >>>

45,000 people in Laos fall with diarrhoea each year: health chief
About 45,000 people in Laos develop diarrhoea each year, with about 1,500 of those falling ill after eating unclean food, resulting in an average of 16 deaths.. ....More >>>

Police crack down on illicit roadside petrol sales
Police and other officials in the capital have been patrolling the streets on the lookout for people illicitly selling bottles of petrol, as individuals take advantage of the fuel shortage to offer  ...More >>>

- Govt eyes asset evaluation to reassure creditors
The government is considering hiring a globally renowned consulting company to assess the value of the State’s assets, especially those relating to natural resources. ..More >>>

- Police net 1,000kg of cannabis in Khammuan drug bust
Police and authorities in Hinboun district, Khammuan province, last week arrested a man in Phonkho village and impounded the 939kg of dried cannabis he was apparently preparing to take across.. ..More >>>

- Xaysomboun paves way for development of tourism
Authorities in Xaysomboun province plan to create opportunities for tourism in Anouvong district, to spur social and economic development and give local people a better quality of life through enhanced income.. ..More >>>

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Govt leaders stride out in support of International Day against Drug Abuse
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