Lao morning news for August 30

Lao morning news for August 30

Lao PDR morning newsChina Tower invests in communication infrastructure in Laos
The Chinese state-owned China Tower, together with the Lao government and local firm Click Lao Marketing and Consultancy, signed an agreement in the Lao capital to jointly establish Southeast Asia Tower company.
— Xinhua

Save the Mekong Coalition Boycotts Consultation Process of the Pak Lay Dam
Save the Mekong, a coalition of non-governmental organizations, community-based groups and concerned citizens within the Mekong region, issued a statement on Friday announcing their intention to boycott the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC’s) Prior Consultation for the proposed Pak Lay dam.
— Chiang Rai Times

LXML pays US$5 million Royalty for 2nd Quarter Production
Mr Saman Aneka – Managing Director and Stakeholder Relations Manager, MMG LXML Sepon, handed royalty payment for 2nd quarter 2018 production of US$ 5.33 million to Ms Kaseumsy Phommavongsa, Director General of State Assets Management Department, Ministry of Finance.
— Lao News Agency

Pregnant women, children benefiting from health services in flood-hit Attapeu
More than 1,000 mothers and children in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, have made use of free health services on offer following the severe flooding, medical officials reported.
— Vientiane Times

Laos becomes increasingly popular destination for Chinese tourists
China is set to become a key market for the Lao tourism industry as official data shows that the number of Chinese visiting the country has risen significantly over the past six years, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Wednesday.

Australia affirms continuing support for development in Laos
Australia has a clear policy on supporting cooperation and development in the region including Laos, with which it has enjoyed uninterrupted diplomatic relations for over 65 years.
— Vientiane Times

Laos deals double quadrant defeats
Myanmar began its sepak takraw quadrant campaign with twin loses to Laos yesterday at Ranau Sport Hall in Palembang, Indonesia, blighting prospects for another medal from the Asian Games which conclude next week.
— Myanmar Times

Regional experts discuss new approaches to 2020 census
Managers and technical staff from across Asia are attending a two-day Regional Consultation on Census Methodology in Vientiane to discuss new approaches for the 2020 census.
— Vientiane Times

Stakeholders invited to voice concerns during prior consultation process for Mekong hydropower development
The Mekong River Commission is organizing a regional stakeholder forum for the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project and key hydropower-related topics and calling for an open and inclusive participation from stakeholders from communities, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector.
— Lao News Agency

HCM City to hold second annual trade event in Laos
The HCM City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre will organise the second HCM City Trade – Service – Tourism Promotion Conference in Savannakhet, Laos, in October to help Vietnamese businesses tap the Lao market and enhance co-operation between the two countries, a workshop heard on Tuesday.
— Viet Nam News

Lao Soccer Club President Forced From Team For ‘Defaming’ Country
The popular president of a Lao soccer club has resigned her position after being banned for 90 days for “harming the reputation” of her country in a live Facebook video criticizing the condition of a local road.
— Radio Free Asia

Auditors take aim at 15 departments in Xieng Khuang
The State Audit Organisation for the northern region will investigate the financial practices of 15 government departments in Xieng Khuang province following the appointment of new Party leaders earlier this month.
— Vientiane Times

Nam Ngum homes under threat from continued flooding
Many houses alongside the Nam Ngum have been flooded after the river overflowed following continuous heavy rain since last week, while authorities are keeping a close watch as the water level remains perilously high.
— Vientiane Times

Laos native missed the cut in 2014, but now will paddle dragon boat with Team USA
Growing up in Laos gave Enoy Chanlyvong every opportunity he needed to fall in love with dragon boat racing. But it never stuck.
— Gainesville Times

Vietnamese, Lao associations contribute to boosting bilateral ties
Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Huynh Cach Mang on August 29 urged the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association (VLFA)’s HCM City chapter and the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association (LVFA) to increase cooperation programmes and activities.
— Vietnam Plus


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