Lao morning news for December 13

Lao morning news for December 13

Lao PDR morning newsLao garment industry continues to face challenges
Local clothing manufacturers are encountering ongoing hurdles to survive and thrive, according to the Association of the Lao Garment Industry.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Electronic signature law will boost E-commerce, govt tells NA
The government has told the National Assembly (NA) that Laos needs to have an electronic signature law in place to boost E-commerce and facilitate E-governance.
— Vientiane Times

Poverty reduction programme makes impressive progress
About 150 thousand people from four provinces have benefited from a Local Development Programme known as ‘LAO/030’ thanks to funding through the Luxembourg government’s poverty reduction initiatives in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Cambodia, Viet, Laos women sold as wives to a China short of females
Everyone did well from Nary’s marriage to a Chinese man, except the young Cambodian bride herself, who returned home from the six-year ordeal destitute, humiliated and with little prospect of seeing her son again.
— The Star Online

Ethnic groups’ conference promotes contribution to national development
Respected representatives from ethnic groups around the country and people of Lao descent living abroad paid a courtesy visit to President Bounnhang Vorachit yesterday before attending the 3rd National Ethnic Conference in Vientiane
— Vientiane Times

‘The Perilous Odyssey’ and ‘Siri’ Take Top Prizes at Tribeca Talent Lab in Laos
The 2018 Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) Talent Lab in Laos, hosted by the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), has presented its top prizes to Filipino director Jordan Dela Cruz’s The Perilous Odyssey to Mount Gulsuk and to Siri from Malaysian producer Lim Ying Xian.
— Hollywood Reporter

New FAO Representative Presents Credentials To Deputy Minister Of Foreign Affairs
The Representative of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation – FAO – to the Lao PDR Muhammad Nasar Hayat on Dec 12 presented credentials to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sengpheth Houngbounyouang to serve his three-year tenure in the Lao PDR.

Thai Prime Minister paying working visit to Laos
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his delegation are paying a working visit and attending the Joint Cabinet Retreat in Vientiane from December 13-14.
— Vientiane Times

Contributions Celebrated on International Day as Laos’ PM hosts Volunteers
Countless and myriad. Such are the contributions of volunteers to making our communities better places to live, no matter where on the globe we call home.
— Laotian Times

Lao hopes to join UP teammates Desiderio, Dario in the PBA
Kyles Lao is looking to join former UP teammates Paul Desiderio and Diego Dario in the PBA.

Six years on, wife of disappeared Laos activist ‘can’t move on’
The wife of a prominent Laos activist who vanished after being stopped at a checkpoint on the streets of Vientiane said Wednesday (Dec 12) she “can’t move on” as the mystery over his fate remains unsolved almost six years later.
— Channel NewsAsia


Feature photo Asian Development Bank

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Universal Health Coverage Day, December 12.


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).

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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