Lao Morning News For September 4

Lao Morning News For September 4

Lao PDR morning newsB Grimm goes big with power projects in Laos
B GRIMM POWER has taken an aggressive move in building and operating hydropower plants in Laos. The company officially opened on Friday the Xanamnoy 2 and Xekatam 1 hydropower plants in Champasak province that shares a border with Thailand’s Northeastern Ubon Ratchathani province.
The Nation 

Convalt Energy Studies into Solar Power Investment Opportunities in Laos
Convalt Energy LLC has spent over 3.3 trillion kip (US$400 million) to conduct a feasibility study into the possibility of developing a large scaled solar power project in Bolikhamxay and Attapue provinces.
Lao News Agency

Hun Sen, Laos PM to Request Border Maps to Solve Dispute
Prime Minister Hun Sen met his Lao counterpart at Phnom Penh’s “Peace Palace” on Friday in an effort to further de-escalate tensions that flared up last month over Laotian soldiers occupying Cambodian land, with both agreeing to write a joint letter to the French president requesting border maps.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

President advises on agricultural development
President Bounnhang Vorachit has advised authorities in Vientiane’s Hadxaifong district to review irrigation development and the use of agricultural land, aiming to boost crop yields.
Vientiane Times 

Surbana Jurong, partners ink MOU to develop infrastructure in Laos
Infrastructure consulting firm Surbana Jurong has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Singapore-based Mekong Group and Laos’ Phongsavanh Group to develop infrastructure projects in Laos.
The Straits Times (paywall)

Survey to reveal facts of dilemma facing volunteer teachers
Education authorities will conduct a survey among volunteer teachers to identify the problems they face in being upgraded to official civil servant status.
Vientiane Times 

Vietnamese expatriates in Laos observe Vu Lan festival
Overseas Vietnamese in Laos held a Vu Lan festival in the central province of Savannakhet on September 2 to express their deep gratitude towards parents.
Vietnam Plus

S. Korea, Mekong nations agree to closer cooperation
The Republic of Korea and five Southeast Asian countries surrounding the Mekong River have adopted a second action plan outlining the long-term vision and priority projects for their cooperation until 2020.
Vientiane Times 

Losing LDC status unlikely to result in aid cuts
Laos is unlikely to suffer from restricted financial support due to an expected cut in aid if the country graduates from the UN’s Least Developed Country (LDC) status in 2020 as targeted.
Vientiane Times 

First public health master’s candidates hit the books
The University of Health Sciences (UHS) is set to offer the first Master’s in Public Health programme to strengthen the development of human resources in the health sector.
Vientiane Times

UK Welcomes New Lao Chevening Scholars – Application Period for 2018/19 Edition Launched
The British Embassy last Wednesday hosted a farewell reception for 5 new Lao Chevening scholars who will pursue master’s degree courses in United Kingdom.
Lao News Agency

 

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