Lao morning news for December 19

Lao morning news for December 19

Lao PDR morning newsLaos achieves rice export target to China
Laos has achieved its target for exporting rice to China this month after the IDP Rice Mill of Laos signed a trading agreement with China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (Cofco) in November.
— Phnom Penh Post

Lancang-Mekong Cooperation countries voice support for open world economy, multilateral trading system
The ministers from the six Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) countries underlined here on Monday the vital need of maintaining an open world economy and upholding the rules-based multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization at its core.
— Xinhua

NA defers approval of amended Land Law
The National Assembly (NA) has yet to approve a draft amendment to the Land Law, pointing out the need for further refinement to address all its deficiencies.
— Vientiane Times

3rd Lao Digital Forum Held
The 3rd Lao Digital Forum was held on Dec 14 by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in cooperation with the United States Embassy in Vientiane.

Economic Atlas: Decade of Population Trends Revealed in Laos
Data and analysis illustrating decade-long trends in population as illuminated by Laos’ censuses have been released in the form of the Socio-Economic Atlas of the Lao PDR – Patterns and Trends from 2005 to 2015.
— Laotian Times

Officials Trained On Singapore’s Smart Nation Vision
The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded a weeklong training course on “Smart Nation: Strategy to Implementation” for 26 Lao government officials from Dec 10-14.

Hollywood Film Producers Teach Animation In Luang Prabang
From December 7 to 12, 2018, acclaimed American filmmakers were leading an animation workshop in Luang Prabang for artists and screenwriters from eight Southeast Asian countries.

Chinese, Thai companies team up to offer tourist boat service in Golden Triangle
Chinese and Thai companies signed three documents on Monday at northern Thailand’s Chiang Saen port in a bid to develop boat trip service along the Lancang-Mekong river.
— Vientiane Times

Skywalker Gibbon, Lance Bass Bat, Toad From Middle Earth Are Among New Species Discovered In Greater Mekong
A bat that could be a member of a 1990s band *NSYNC, a gibbon with a Star Wars name and a toad straight from Middle Earth are among the 157 newly discovered species in the Greater Mekong region described by the world’s scientists in 2017.

PM concerned for flood victims’ welfare
Building and improving both permanent and temporary housing for people displaced by floods must be hastened, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told authorities in Attapeu province on Monday.
— Vientiane Times

Hongsa Power Set To Be The Best Project In Laos
The goal of the Hongsa Power Company is not only to generate electricity for local and overseas markets but also to develop several activities that can improve the livelihoods in newly resettled areas.

Nakhon Phanom Ivory Haul & Bokeo SEZ Seizures Evidence of Disturbing Extent of Illegal Wildlife Trade
Thai Police in Nakhon Phanom province have seized 930 items of ivory weighing some 22 kg from a Vietnamese national attempting to bring them across the international frontier from Laos’ Khammouane province, Thai news media reported Monday.
— Laotian Times

Laos, Luxembourg review rule of law and legal education programmes
Government officials met with representatives of the Luxembourg government in Vientiane yesterday to review the progress of the LAO-031-Legal Teaching and Training and Promotion of the Rule of Law Concept project and make plans for the year ahead.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Messi Soukaphone Vongchiengkham joins Chainat Hornbill
Soukaphone Vongchiengkham has completed a move to Thai club Chainat Hornbill.
— Fox Sport Asia


Feature photo UN Women Asia and the Pacific

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Migrants Day, December 18. 


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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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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