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22 May 2019

Luang Prabang wins ‘Top City’ award, again

 

- New service charter planned to ease cross-border trade
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce plans to introduce a new service charter to reduce the time it takes to authorise imports and exports, as part of efforts to improve the business climate. The ministry’s Import and Export Department said in a recent report that it plans to introduce the service charter this year so that business operators can benefit from faster services at the department.
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- Officials call for more knowledge-based health policies
Health officials and medical staff working in the field of health policy have been urged to do more to incorporate new knowledge in health policy under the leadership of coordinators. This would foster the use of health research findings for evidence-based decision making and policy advice. Knowledge-based health policies can improve public health by guiding stakeholders through closer communication with health researchers to .. More >>>

- Luang Prabang wins ‘Top City’ award, again
Luang Prabang, Laos’ first World Heritage listed site, was voted ‘Best City’ by readers of the UK’s Wanderlust travel magazine earlier this year. Director of the province’s Information, Culture and Tourism Department, Mr Soulithip Norkhunphonh, told Vientiane Times yesterday that the northern city won an award in the Top Worldwide City category in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards.
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