Lao Morning News Roundup For March 3

Lao Morning News Roundup For March 3

Welcome to the Lao PDR morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


Lao PDR morning news

First Auction of Lao Leaders Cars Rakes in 11.6 Billion Kip
The auctioning off of the first 14 luxury cars returned by Lao leaders concluded at the National Convention Center on Tuesday. Though this is the first of many auctions that will occur, the first batch of cars withdrawn from government officials has raked in an unprecedented 11.6 billion kip.
— Laotian Times

Minister urges pediatricians to improve quality of care
Pediatric specialists will need to work harder to develop health workers’ capacity in order to reduce the child mortality rate, Minister of Health Assoc. Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong has said.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Ambassador to France Presents Credentials
Lao Ambassador to France Mr Yong Chanthalangsy affirmed that he will work to further foster the relations and cooperation between Laos and France when presenting his credentials to the President of France, François Hollande, on February 23.
— Lao News Agency

Japan Funds Three Health Projects
The Japanese Government has provided grant assistance worth US$122,962 for three health projects through its Grant-in-Aid Scheme for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGPs).
— Lao News Agency

Police hunt for suspected ATM thieves, warn public
Police officers are hunting for suspects who are using fake ATM cards to withdraw money from various bank ATMs in Vientiane and the provinces.
— Vientiane Times

VFI Facilitates Access to Healthcare for People in Remote Areas
The Department of Education and Sports of Saravan Province, in collaboration with the Village Focus International (VFI), have reviewed the implementation work of the Village Education in Southern Laos (VESL) project.
— Lao News Agency

Poyry hydro success in Laos
Finnish consultant Poyry has won an engineering contract for the 650MW Nam Theun 1 hydro project in Laos.
— reNews

Lao Skyway Launches New Flight
Lao Skyway launched last Friday two new flights: Xieng Khuang – Vientiane Capital and Xieng Khuang – Luang Prabang in response to the growing number of tourists and customers.
— Lao News Agency

Mahosot Announces Free Breast Cancer Checks
Mahosot Hospital has announced that it will be conducting free checks for breast cancer for women,
especially those aged 45 and older, on Saturday, Mar 4 between 10.00 and 15.00 hours.
— Lao News Agency

HM the King thanked by Laos president
His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has received a cable of thanks from Laos President,
Bounnhang Vorachith, in reply to his congratulations on Laos National Day.
— Bahrain News Agency

Champasak discovers a stupa
Champasak’s Wat Phou World Heritage Office will submit a recently discovered Hindu-era stupa to the provincial governor’s office for approval as a new tourist attraction.
— TTR Weekly

Investors to study feasibility of tourism complex in Vangvieng
A Chinese company is keen to develop a tourism complex on a disused airfield in the town of Vangvieng, believing it will attract even more visitors to the already popular tourist hotspot.
— Vientiane Times

Ban Hom Road upgrade on schedule
Workers have been pouring concrete to resurface the Ban Hom Road in Hadxaifong district, Vientiane, with the long-awaited upgrade scheduled for completion by the end of the year.
— Vientiane Times

Infamous Lao Drug Lord Xaysana Will Not Be Extradited to Laos
Notorious Lao drug lord Xaysana Keophimpha will remain subject to Thai law and the Lao government is unlikely to ask for his extradition, a government official has confirmed.
— Laotian Times

Minister Receives Outgoing Chief Representative of JICA Laos
Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith on Mar 2 received a courtesy call from outgoing Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Laos Office Yusuke Murakami as he has completed his two year tenure in Laos.
— Lao News Agency

Pôle Francophone to Organise 3rd Edition of Vientiane Francophone Rally
Following the popular success of the previous occasions in 2015 and 2016, Pôle francophone is happy to launch the third Vientiane Francophone Rally on Mar 3, 2017.
— Lao News Agency

Lao Front to approve new structure, regulations
Issues around the organisational structure, role and obligations of the Front at all levels, and related regulations, will be the focus of discussion and consideration by the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC)’s Committee at its upcoming plenary.
— Vientiane Times

Laos urged to set soldier free
Cambodia is waiting for a response from Laos in their dispute over the Strategic Belt Road along the border and has called for the release of a Cambodian armed force member who was detained in Laos.
— Khmer Times



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Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

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