Lao Morning News For August 25

Lao Morning News For August 25

Lao PDR morning newsSonca Storm Damages Estimated at 55.5 Billion Kip
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has estimated the damages caused by recently tropical storm Sonca at 55.5 billion kip.
Lao News Agency 

Banana exports drop after govt tightens regulations on growers
The export value of bananas in the first six months (Q1 and Q2) of this year decreased compared to the same period last year and is expected to decline further.
Vientiane Times 

Cambodia, Laos find common ground after border row
Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng has met his Lao counterpart, just weeks after a row between the two countries saw Prime Minister Hun Sen deploy troops to the Stung Treng provincial border.
Bangkok Post 

Naxaythong; Silk Weavers Need Funding to Ensure Development
Members of the Nam Houm Reservoir Weavers’ Group in Naxaythong district, Vientiane Capital have said they need funding from financial institutes to ensure they can develop a wide range of silk products for markets.
Lao News Agency 

ANN seeks to promote Asia on world stage
Representatives of Asia News Network (ANN) gathered in Vientiane yesterday with the aim of strengthening their links to better provide information about Asia to the rest of the world.
Vientiane Times 

Authorities warn petrol stations not to cheat customers
Several petrol stations in Vientiane and Khammuan province have been warned against cheating their customers following recent inspections made by authorities.
Vientiane Times 

CPC officials deliver lectures in Laos
Chief of the publicity department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Zhu Guoxian led a delegation to Laos from Aug. 20 to Thursday.


Laos, US share in recovery of more MIA remains
The remains of seven American servicemen who went missing in Laos during the war have been located during the course of joint activities by Laos and the United States of America as part of their humanitarian mission.
Vientiane Times 

Vientiane Capital Leaders Commemorate August 23
Senior officials of Vientiane Capital laid a wreath at the Unknown Soldier’s Monument on Wednesday on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of Uprising Day – August 23.
Lao News Agency 

Lottery to Be Sold Every Wednesday
The Lao Development Lottery State Enterprise has announced on Thursday that as on August 30 its lottery will be sold on Wednesday only and the lottery draw will be held at 20 hours on the day.
Lao News Agency 

30 Granted Australian Government Scholarship
A ceremony was held on Thursday, Aug 24, to congratulate 30 Lao young people granted the Australian government scholarship.
Lao News Agency 

Scholarships offering vocational study for sought-after welders
Welding students across the country have benefited from funding provided by the government for 2017-2018 with applicants invited to take scholarship exams and interviews from August 5-25.
Vientiane Times 

OMEGA Reopens Its Boutique in Vientiane
Swiss luxury watchmaker Omega has celebrated the reopening of its boutique at Lao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane.
Lao News Agency 

A Summer of Illinois-Laos Connections
This summer, Elgin, Illinois hosted two programs in efforts to reconnect its Laotian American community with Laos and to reinvigorate its sister city relationship with the City of Vientiane—the capital of Laos. The first initiative, largely spearheaded by the Lao American Organization of Elgin, was a three-week long trip to Vientiane, Laos and Thailand between June and July.


Feature photo David McKelvey
Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).


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