Lao Morning News For March 23

Lao Morning News For March 23

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.


Lao PDR morning news

Laos, Cambodia eye extra flights to boost tourism
Laos and Cambodia on Monday signed a document agreeing on the need to increase flights between the two neighbours to meet the growing demand for air transport.
Vientiane Times

UNDP presents human development report findings
Exclusion of women, people living in remote areas and ethnic groups creates chronic barriers for human development progress and leads to significant disparities within the Asia-Pacific region, leaving many behind, according to UNDP.
Vientiane Times

Thai Business People Seek Investment Opportunities in Laos
Representatives of a local company, Phongsavanh Group, and business people from Khon Kaen (Thailand) met in Vientiane this week to discuss trade and investment opportunities in the Lao PDR.
Lao News Agency

Sepon Extends Support to Local Private Sector
MMG LXML Sepon (LXML) extended a LAK 80-million Executive VIP membership contribution to the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) last Thursday, to further develop the capacity of the local private sector.
Lao News Agency

Vietnam drug smugglers sentenced to death over heroin haul
Vietnam has sentenced nine drug traffickers to death for smuggling nearly half a tonne (500 kilograms) of heroin into the country from Laos, a local government report said Wednesday.
The Nation

More Cambodia-Laos air links to boost tourism
Cambodia and Laos have signed a deal to encourage regional airlines to increase their services between both countries in a bid to encourage tourism.
Bangkok Post

Laos to Step Up Patrols on Vietnam Border Amid Drug Trafficking Spike
Authorities in Laos are increasing cooperation with their counterparts in neighboring Vietnam and deploying additional security forces along the boundary shared between the two countries amid an uptick in cross-border crime, according to Lao government sources.
Radio Free Asia

City bus service upgrade gets into gear
The Vientiane State Bus Enterprise in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Vientiane Traffic Police Department is making progress in modernising the capital’s urban transport system.
Vientiane Times

NA members push ministry on agriculture, forestry issues
The creation of conditions to facilitate rural development including animal husbandry and agriculture project management are some of the main issues that members of the public want corresponding government sectors to address.
Vientiane Times

Newton International Readies to Help Firms Penetrate New Markets
An experienced consulting firm, Newton International, has announced that it is more than happy to help both Lao and overseas companies access new markets and investment opportunities and ensure their sustainable business growth.
Lao News Agency

Draft Amendments for Justice, Defense, Public Security Laws Brainstormed
The National Assembly held a meeting to brainstorm draft amendments to two laws of the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the People’s Court that deal with the handling of people’s complaints to make sure the two legislations meet current requirements.
Lao News Agency

Lao New Year To Extend Over a Five Day Period This Year
Lao New Year, known as Pi Mai Lao, is traditionally celebrated for only three days from April 14-16. This year it has been extended to five days.
The Laotian Times

Police seize 98kg of marijuana smuggled from Laos
Border patrol police intercepted 98 kilograms of marijuana smuggled across the Mekong River from Laos to Bueng Kan province early on Wednesday.
The Nation

To West Coast, with love from Laos
“I am a great fan of the West Coast Eagles, I will always support them.”
That quote could have come from any number of Eagles fans in WA, after yet another drug scandal engulfed the club in controversy yesterday.
The West Australian



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