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Posts Tagged ‘Ministry of Industry and Commerce’

Govt pledges investigation for fair rubber price

Vientiane Times, 28 July 2014

The government has pledged to undertake an investigation to ensure a fair rubber price following claims from rubber growers that the price is lower than the market rate. Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce Mr Bounmy Manivong made the pledge on Friday in a press conference held at the National Assembly (NA) responding to the issue raised by a rubber grower through the hotline of the NA’s ordinary session that ended on the day.

Poor management a barrier to forestry targets

Vientiane Time, January 26, 2012

The forestry sector is facing difficult challenges and is unlikely to meet its targets over the next eight years without better cooperation from various ministries. Deforestation as a result of illegal logging, changes in land use and infrastructure development is hindering efforts to increase forest cover to 65 percent of the total land area by 2015 and 70 percent by 2020.

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