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News Laos » Government: Laos sees marked shift in tourist appeal

News channel or source: https://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Life/Laos-sees-marked-shift-in-tourist-appeal
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

On every floor, stalls are packed with five-year-old photocopies of the Lonely Planet guide to Laos, fake antiques and communist flags, while its female vendors relax in deck chairs. Down the road at the government tourism office, things are a little more ...

News Laos » Government: Laos seeks Thai support on new Mekong bridge

News channel or source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/1412730/laos-seeks-thai-support-on-new-mekong-bridge
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

The Lao government has approached Thailand for financial support for the construction of a new bridge connecting the two countries. Vientiane had forwarded the request in the form of grants or loans to the Neighbouring Countries Economic Development ...

News Laos » Government: Concerns over Laos dam's environmental impact

News channel or source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/concerns-laos-dams-environmental-impact-180220150913411.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

The controversial Don Sahong dam is in Laos, and the communist government says it needs the project to improve its economy. But many who rely on the river argue that not enough research has been done on the environmental effect. Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay ...

News Laos » Government: Laos: Temporary Suspension of Business Licenses in Certain Industries

News channel or source: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=8a17cb58-7168-4135-a966-6395ca8887cf
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

However, the Lao government has noted that a number of legal entities have not actually been operating business activities in the country, nor have they fulfilled minimum requirements set out in relevant regulations. Moreover, the government found that ...

News Laos » Government: Lao workers’ status upgrades in Thailand behind schedule

News channel or source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30339452
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

The Lao government has to rely on the Thai labour authority to distribute information about the issue but they have proposed to extend the agreement deadline from March until June of this year, he added. The current employment cooperation agreement between ...

News Laos » Government: Why Laos’ reliance on Chinese money could bankrupt the country

News channel or source: http://www.aseantoday.com/2018/02/why-laos-reliance-on-chinese-money-could-bankrupt-the-country/
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Laos remains on the United Nation’s (UN) list of least developed nations. The government wants the country to graduate from this list. To try to achieve this, it has borrowed money from abroad to fund infrastructure projects. The government’s policy is ...

News Laos » Government: Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters

News channel or source: https://thediplomat.com/2018/02/why-the-laos-wage-hike-debate-matters/
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

This is a particularly potent threat in Laos, which was one of the world’s hubs for clothing and textile manufacturing in the 1990s. Foreign direct investment in those industries reached $65 million in the 1991-2000 period according to government ...

News Laos » Government: Lao musical instrument Khaen declared humanity’s heritage

News channel or source: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/international/lao-musical-instrument-khaen-declared-humanitys-heritage
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Deputy Director General of the Heritage Department, Mr Samlan Luang-aphay said the Lao government submitted a proposal to UNESCO a few years ago for recognition. The recognition reflects the cultural value of the instrument, which has been played by the ...

News Laos » Government: Communist government vows to bring stability to Nepal

News channel or source: http://www.china.org.cn/opinion/2018-02/25/content_50594944.htm
Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

Moreover, the coalition government is in a better position to execute independent ... after the parties operating in China, Vietnam and Laos. This enabled the CPN to secure 174 seats out of the total 275 in the House of Representatives.

News Laos » Government: Chinese company signs agreement to build elephant protection center in Laos

News channel or source: http://www.ecns.cn/2018/02-18/292925.shtml
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

China's Yunnan Provincial Investment Holding Group has signed an agreement with the government of northern Lao Sayabuly Province to build the Asian Elephant Species Protection, Breeding and Rescue Center. The agreement was signed on Saturday on the ...