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Lao Prime Minister Tells Police: Get Tough On Drugs

Lao Prime Minister Tells Police: Get Tough On Drugs

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called on police officers to work harder to dramatically decrease crime and social ills including the illegal trade in drugs and goods.
The police were asked to focus on tackling issues such as road accidents, drug dealing and abuse, as well as illegal trade along borders and in ….. Continue reading

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Lao Leaders Return Their Luxury Cars

Lao Leaders Return Their Luxury Cars

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Tuesday handed in his BMW 7 Series, following up on a promise made by the country’s leaders that they will no longer drive expensive luxury vehicles in an attempt to exercise frugality.
President Bounnhang Vorachit, who is Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, was also expected to give back his BMW 7 Series yesterday, an official at the …. Continue reading

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Debt To Be Reduced In Next Five Years, PM Says

Debt To Be Reduced In Next Five Years, PM Says

Public debt that has been accumulating for years to the present high level will be considerably lowered in five years’ time, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has said.
“Debt has been heavily accumulated over the past years. It will take us at least five years to allocate [funds for repayment] and overcome the debt,” he told a recent meeting in Vientiane, which gave instructions on …. Continue reading

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Laos-Thailand Railway Link Set For Expansion Next Year

Laos-Thailand railway link set for expansion next year

Phase II of the Laos-Thailand railway, which will see the line extended from the suburbs to central Vientiane, is set to resume after the project was suspended in 2011.
The line will be built over a distance of 7.5km to link the track from the outlying Thanalaeng railway station in Hadxaifong district to the inner city.
The extension will link Thanalaeng railway station on the ….. Continue reading

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Lao Prime Minister Moves To Stop Land-for-Capital Deals

Lao Prime Minister Moves To Stop Land-for-Capital Deals

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith says he wants to end the Lao government’s policy of bartering land for development, in a reversal of a long-term practice that has seen large swaths of the country go to foreign-backed investors.
“The business sector should not convince the governmental sector to create debts for the nation,” Thongloun told the Lao version of the chamber of commerce earlier this month. “In recent years, many big development projects, including …. Continue reading

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Govt Fights Corruption, Vows To Cut Excess

Govt Fights Corruption, Vows To Cut Excess

The government has instructed its anti-corruption body to work out necessary measures and carry out inspection to fight against corruption in all forms.
Chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, the meeting entrusted a committee in charge of debt payment for state investment projects to draw up measures for debt payment so that …. Continue reading

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