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20 June 2019

Govt to levy higher excise tax on unnecessary products

 

- Laos, UK strengthen ties in education
The governments of Laos and the United Kingdom have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties and increase cooperation in education. This cooperation will support both governments to work together closely to improve the Lao education system to gradually meet regional and international standards. The UK government has made education a key component of its creative partnership with Laos since the
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- Laos values cooperation with China’s Yunnan province
The country highly values the cooperative ties with China’s Yunnan province, which have facilitated the geographic conditions for broadening the cooperation. Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith made the assessment during his visit to the Chinese province early this week on the invitation of Communist Party Secretary of Yunnan province, Mr Chen Hao.
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- Govt to levy higher excise tax on unnecessary products
Products or services the government doesn’t promote, including alcoholic beverages, will be subject to  higher taxes if a new law on excise duties comes into force in January 2020. In contrast, lower levies will be imposed on items such as fuel and motorcycles that the government believes are necessary for improving people’s lives. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance,
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- Traffic police to enforce fines on road fees from next month
Traffic police will begin enforcing fines on road users who haven’t paid their road fees from the beginning of next month and offenders will have to pay 0.1 percent of the total value of the fees per day. It is estimated that 700,000 road users in the capital haven’t paid the road fees as yet. .. More >>>

- Literacy programme benefits Champassak children
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- Children’s Hospital standard of service top patient issue
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- Northern provinces confer on forest, land use planning
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Lao Pipe introduces quality products at expo The Lao Pipe Industrial Technology Sole Co Ltd (Lao Pipe) is bringing its quality pipe and fitting products to ... More >>>

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Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Lao PDR, Mr Savankhone Razmountry, was invited to attend the Asean ....... More >>>

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Lao juniors hoping to pull off Asean Tug of War Championship Lao male and female junior teams are ready for action and hoping to perform well in... More >>>

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British expertise advances Lao research
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Sixty years have passed since the night when the Lao People’s Army’s Battalion 2 broke through an enemy blockade, averting a clash that would have meant almost certain death.... More >>>

 

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