Lao morning news for December 4

Lao morning news for December 4

Lao PDR morning newsGovt saves 3.5 trillion kip from overvalued projects
The government has saved more than 3.5 trillion kip (almost US$419 million) by preventing the money being spent on overvalued projects, a minister has told the National Assembly.
— Vientiane Times

Tap water business booming in Laos
THE TAP-WATER business in Laos’ top tourist destination Luang Prabang has enormous potential for growth due to the rapid expansion of tourism, a high-speed rail project in the works and high demand for water utilities across the country, according to Exim Bank and Thai investors in Laos.
— The Nation

President recalls Viengxay’s role on road to liberation
For many years, Laos battled oppressive foreign powers who sought to subjugate the country, but in collaboration with its Indochinese neighbours, Laos repelled all enemies and achieved liberation in 1975.
— Vientiane Times

Laos to partner with Asean in creating ‘green’ jobs
Laos will work with other Asean countries to develop regional policies on ‘green’ industries during a three-year period from 2018 to 2020.
— Vientiane Times

Centara Hotels signs for three new properties in Laos
Centara Hotels & Resorts has signed management agreements for three new properties with Asia Investment, Development & Construction Sole.
— Breaking Travel News

Health ministry vows to raise standards of medical staff
Health authorities say they will continue to develop the capacity and knowledge of doctors and nurses, aiming to improve the quality of health services.
— Vientiane Times

South Korea, Laos Move to Solidify Ties
From a popular television show to a tragic dam collapse, recent years have seen numerous links between the two countries.
— The Diplomat

Laos’ 25 years of bilateral relations with Brunei hailed
IT IS my greatest honour to be extending this message on behalf of the President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic as well as the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the whole Government of the Lao PDR on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the Founding of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
— Borneo Bulletin

Lao, Russian commissions enhance ties
Laos and Russia have agreed to continue broadening their cooperation in trade, economic, scientific and technical affairs.
— Phnom Penh Post

1st bridge beam erected along China-Laos railway
On the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of National Day of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the first China-Laos Railway T-shaped concrete beam was successfully erected at the site of China Railway No.2 Engineering Group (CREC-2) in Lao capital Vientiane on Sunday.
— Global Times

Two Lao men charged with trafficking meth across border
Preah Vihear Provincial Court yesterday charged two Laotians with trafficking more than one kilogram of crystal meth from Laos to sell to an undercover police officer at the Cambodia-Laos border in the province.
— Khmer Times

Cao Bang shares inspection experience with Lao inspectors
A delegation from the Lao State Inspection Authority (SIA) had a working session with authorities in the northern province of Cao Bang on December 3, discussing experience in inspection work, corruption prevention and handling of complains and denunciation.
— Vietnam+

Cambodian PM to visit Laos on ties
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will pay an official visit to neighboring Laos from Dec. 5 to 6 to further strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation, said a foreign ministry’s statement on Monday.
— Xinhua


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3.


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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