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Organic farming to increase Savannakhet farmers’ incomes

Vientiane Times, 24 July,  2013

The Sustainable Natural Resources Management and Productivity Enhancement Project is encouraging farmers in southern provinces to grow organic vegetables for commercial sale to boost their household incomes. However, some farmers still have a lack of education to manage pests, insects and techniques to treat their vegetables and other crops if pests become a problem.

New cassava grower puts down roots in Savannakhet

Vientiane Times, May 29, 2012

The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has awarded a land concession to a Chinese agricultural investor, Henan Tianguan Enterprise Co Ltd, to grow cassava for export to China and Thailand. The cassava will be cultivated on an area of more than 1,000 hectares in Phalanxay district, Savannakhet province. The state land concession agreement was signed in Vientiane on Friday between the ministry and Henan Tianguan Enterprise Co Ltd, in the presence of authorities from the ministries of Planning and Investment and Agriculture and Forestry. A ministry official said the government had agreed to the concession, which would run for 20 years. Company Manager Mr Zeng Xianli said “We are spending about 40 billion kip (US$5 million) on the project. We plan to plant cassava on an area of 1,005 hectares in fiscal year 2013-14.” The company also plans to encourage local people to grow cassava on an area of 550 hectares in fiscal year 2014-15. “We expect to employ over 200 people,” Mr Zeng said.

ພາສີ ເຂດ III ຢຶດໄມ້ຂະຍູງ ພ້ອມພາຫະນະທີ່ໃຊ້ບັນທຸກ

ຂ່າວສານປະເທດລາວ(ຂປລ), 26 ເມສາ 2012

​(ຂປລ): ໃນ​ເວລາ 20 ​ໂມງ 30 ນາທີ ຂອງ​ວັນ​ທີ 25 ​ມີນາ 2012 ​ ​ເຈົ້າໜ້າ​ທີ່ພາສີ ເຂດ 3 ໜ່ວຍ​ງານ​ຕ້ານ​ ແລະ​ ສະກັດກັ້ນ​ການ​ລັກລອບ​ໜີ​ພາສີ ແຂວງສະ ຫວັນນະເຂດ ໄດ້​ຮັບ​        ແຫ​ລ່ງຂ່າວ​ຈາກ​ພົນລະ​ເມືອງ​ດີ​ ວ່າ: ຈະ​ມີ​ການ​ເຄື່ອນ​ຍ້າຍ​ໄມ້ ຈຶ່ງໄດ້​ຈັດ​ວາງ​ກຳລັງ ແລະ ​ອອກ​ຕິດຕາມ​ສະພາບ​ການ​ໃນ​ເຂດ​ເມືອງ ​ໄກສອນ ພົມວິຫານ ​ແລະ​ ຢູ່​ເຂດ​ເມືອງອຸທຸມພອນ ຈົນ​ຮອດ​ເວລາ​ປະມານ 23 ​ໂມງ 20 ນາທີ ຂອງ​ວັນ​ດຽວ​ກັນ ຈຶ່ງ​ເຫັນລົດ​ເປົ້າ​ໝາຍ ຢູ່​ເຂດ​ເມືອງອຸທຸມພອນ ​ເລີ​ນ​ໄດ້​ກວັກ ​ລົດ​ຄັນ​ນັ້ນ​ໃຫ້​ຈອດ​ແລ້ວ​ ເຈົ້າ​ໜ້າ​ທີ່​ສະ​ເໜີ​ຕົວ​ຂໍ​ອະນຸຍາດ​ກວດກາ​ລົດ​ນັ້ນ​ໂດຍ​ສັງ​ເຂ​ບ ຈຶ່ງ​ພົບ​ເຫັນ​ໄມ້​ຂະ​ຍູງ​ພາຍ​ໃນ​ລົດ ​​ຊຶ່ງ​ເປັນ​ລົດ​ຂົນ​ສົ່ງ ຍີ່​ຫໍ້ ຊຳ​ຊຸງ ຫົວ​ລາກ​ສີຂາວ ທະບຽນ ບກ ກຳ​ແພງ​ນະຄອນ 7921 ຫາງ​ລາກ​ສີຂຽວ ທະບຽນ ບກ ສະຫວັນ​ນະ​ເຂດ 2192 ຊຶ່ງ​ຜູ້​ຂັບ​ມີ​ຊື່ ທ້າວ ຕຸ່ງ ຄົນ​ຫວຽດນາມ ​ໄດ້​ຈາກ​ການ​ ສອບ​ຖາມ​ເບື້ອງ​ຕົ້ນ​ຈາກ​ທ້າວ​ ຕຸ່ງ ຈຶ່ງ​ຮູ້​ວ່າ:ລາວ​ເປັນ​ພຽງ​ຄົນ​ຂັບ​ລົດ. ສ່ວນ​ເອກະ ສານ​ຂອງ​ໄມ້​ຢູ່​ເທິງ​ລົດ​ນີ້​ແມ່ນ​ບໍ່​ມີ​ຫຍັງ ຮູ້​ແຕ່​ວ່າ​ໄມ້​ຈຳນວນ​ນີ້ນຳ​ຂຶ້ນ​ລົດ​ຢູ່​ໂຮງ ງານ​ເລກ 10 ບ້ານ​ດົງ​ນາ​ຄຳ ​ເມືອງ​ໄກສອນ ພົມວິຫານ ຈາກ​ນັ້ນ​ເຈົ້າ​ໜ້າ​ທີ່​ຈຶ່ງ​ນຳ​ລົດ​ມາ​ທີ່​ສາງ (ຫ້ອງການ​ພາສີ​ເກົ່າ).
​ເຈົ້າ​ໜ້າ​ທີ່​ໄດ້​ສະ​ເໜີ​ຕໍ່​ທ້າວ​ ຕຸ່ງ ໃຫ້​ພົວພັນ​ຫາ​ຜູ້​ເປັນ​ເຈົ້າ​ຂອງ​ໄມ້​ຕົວ​ຈິງ ນຳ​ເອົາ​ເອກະສານ​ທີ່​ຖືກ ຕ້ອງ​ຂອງ​ໄມ້ ມາ​ຢັ້ງຢືນ​ເອົາ​ໄມ້​ດັ່ງກ່າວ ​ແຕ່​ປາກົດ​ວ່າ​ບໍ່​ມີ​ໃຜ​ ມາ​ພົວພັນ​ຈົນ​ຮອດ​ວັນ​ທີ 05 ​ເມສາ 2012 ຈຶ່ງ​ໄດ້​ສົມທົບ​ກັບ​ກອງ​ກວດກາ​ປ່າ​ໄມ້​ ປະຈຳ​ແຂວງສະຫວັນ​ນະ​ເຂດ ພ້ອມ​ກັນ​ກວດ​ວັດ​ແທກ​ຕົວ​ຈິງ ຊຶ່ງ​ມີ​ໄມ້​ ຂະ​ຍູງ​ເປັນ​ຕັບ ຈຳນວນ 83 ຕັບ ມີ​ບໍລິ​ມາດ 2,186 ​ແມັດ​ກ້ອນ; ​ໄມ້​ຂະ​ຍູງ​ກະ​ດຸດ ຈຳນວນ 3.987 ກະ​ດຸດ ມີ​ນ້ຳໜັກ 57.933 ກິ​ໂລ ​ເທົ່າ​ກັບ 38,622 ​ແມັດ​ກ້ອນ ຊຶ່ງ​ລວມທັງ​ໝົດ 40,808 ​ແມັດ​ກ້ອນ ມີ​ມູນ​ຄ່າ​ທັງ​ໝົດ 1.836.360.000 ກີບ . ​ປະຈຸ​ບັນ​ຢູ່​ໃນ​ຂັ້ນ​ຕອນ​ດຳ​ເນີນ​ຄະດີ​ຕາມ​ກົດໝາຍ​. ເຈົ້າ​ໜ້າ​ທີ່​ຍັງໃຫ້ຮູ້ຕື່ມອີກ​ວ່າ: ​ປະກົດການ​ລັກລອບຄ້າຂາຍ​​ ແລະ ​ຂົນ​ສົ່ງ​ໄມ້​ທີ່​ຜິດ​ກົດໝາຍນີ້​ ຍັງ​ມີ​ໃຫ້​ເຫັນ​ຢູ່ຊຶ່ງ​ສ້າງ​ຄວາມ​ເສຍ​ຫາຍ​ເປັນ​ຈຳນວນ​ຫລວງຫລາຍ​ ໃຫ້​ແກ່​ປະ​ເທດ​ຊາດ ຊ້ຳ​ບໍ່​ໜຳ ຍັງ​ເປັນ​ການ​ທຳລາຍ​ຊັບພະຍາກອນ​ທຳ​ມະ​ຊາດ​ ຕື່ມ​ອີກ

Savannakhet authorities seize rosewood shipment

Vientiane Times, April 30, 2012

Savannakhet police recently seized 80 pieces of rosewood, after receiving a tip off from a local man to check a suspicious truck seen in the area. Customs officials told the Pathet Lao newspaper on Friday the truck was travelling from Kaysone Phomvihane district to Outhomphone district when they stopped it to conduct a search. Whilst inspecting the contents of the load, police discovered a quantity of rosewood on the back of the truck, which may have been illegally logged. The driver of the truck, a Vietnamese man named Mr Tong, told police he had no idea that there was rosewood on board and said he was merely a driver. He said he collected the load of wood at No 10 factory in Nakham village and was to take it to another destination. Police confiscated the truck and the wood, which will be held at the customs depot until the owner of the wood can produce the necessary documentation to certify that it is legal.

Companies to explore mining and hydropower possibilities

Vientiane Times, February 9, 2012

The Phouphieng Mineral Export-Import Sole Company is teaming up with the Mekong Mining Company to study the possibilities for bauxite and potassium mining and hydropower in Laos. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Tuesday in Vientiane between Phouphieng Company President Mr Vilaysith Liumxayachak and Mekong Mining Company President Mr Andrew Kent. Officials from both sides attended, along with the Vice President of the National Science Council, Dr Maydom Chanthanasinh.

Vietnamese company to survey for copper in Xekong

Vientiane Times, January 12, 2012

The government has given permission for the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Joint Stock Company (HAG) of Vietnam to conduct an exploration survey forcopper deposits on 92 square kilometres of land in Lamam district of Xekong province. A Memorandum of Understanding for the survey was signed in Vientiane on Saturday by Lao government officials and HAG representatives, witnessed by leaders from both countries.

JVC helps farmers in Laos raise rice yields

JVC works for community development, peace exchange and emergency relief.

Japan Times, December 21, 2011

Decades after gaining independence, Laos still needs outside support for its agriculture sector, the country’s major industry. The Southeast Asian country, which was mostly covered in dense tropical forests until the 1960s, has been suffering from food shortages and deforestation. The nongovernmental organization Japan International Volunteer Center, or JVC, which is engaged in humanitarian aid in nine developing countries including Laos, Afghanistan and Sudan, has been providing aid to improve the lives of Laotians since 1989. The NGO, a regular recipient of The Japan Times Readers’ Fund, this year received ¥184,191 from the fund to train Laotians in agriculture, and the newspaper is currently soliciting donations from readers to support similar activities by the group.

1,000 hectar rubber concession awarded in Savannakhet

Vientiane Times, December 23, 2011

Chinese investors will plant 1,000 hectares of rubber trees in Xepon district, Savannakhet province, after signing an agreement with the Lao government on Thursday. The company is contracted to plant the trees and will invest more than US$7 million in the province, as well as tap rubber for the next 45 years, General Manager of Guangda-Lao Company Mr Zhong Wen Zhuo said. “We will grow trees in this district of Savannakhet because the provincial governor wants us to develop that area and help reduce poverty,” he said.

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