China’s aid a matter of life and death for Laos
When Xi Jinping last month visited the Lao capital of Vientiane, the Chinese leader broke ground on a new health facility that will replace the decaying French colonial era Mahosot Hospital, built in 1903.
— Asia Times
Comba Telecom To Invest $110 Million In Laos To Build 4G Network
Hong Kong-listed telecommunications equipment maker Comba Telecom Systems Holdings said its Laos-incorporated subsidiary ETL plans to invest up to $110 million to build up its own 4G service network in the southeast Asian nation.
— Nikkei Asian Review
Lao nationals arrested crossing border with Bt98m
CUSTOMS officials on Tuesday discovered more than Bt98 million in Thai banknotes in a car that was trying to cross the border into Laos.
— The Nation
Buddhist village monks in Laos initiate environmentally aware development
A quiet revolution is taking shape in rural Laos, where environmentally conscious village Buddhist monks are teaching people morality and meditation to spearhead a movement mobilizing the people to economically develop their communities for living in harmony with nature rather than destroying it in the name of development.
— The Manila Times
Laos pair held over cash stash
Two Lao nationals were arrested while they allegedly attempted to smuggle nearly 100 million baht in cash into Thailand through a border checkpoint in Muang district yesterday.
— Bangkok Post
What’s Next for Vietnam-Laos Border Cooperation?
Both sides held another iteration of a key meeting designed to address ongoing border issues.
— The Diplomat (paywall)
Laos Visit Year is hard to pin down
Time is ticking by on the recently introduced Visit Laos Year 2018 without any accurate revelations on what makes the year special for international travellers.
— TTR Weekly
Feature photo Philip Hayward
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).
Lao morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.