Lao morning news for December 5

Lao morning news for December 5

Lao PDR morning newsLaos set to check all hydropower dams nationwide by 2021
Lao Minister of Energy and Mines Khammany Inthirath told the National Assembly that inspection teams have completed checks on 20 dams with another 50 yet to be carried out, and the teams plan to finish their work at all dams by 2021.
— Xinhua

Dong Thap promotes investment with Lao provinces
The southern province of Dong Thap held a conference on December 4 to promote investment and trade with the Lao capital of Vientiane and the provinces of Champasak and Salavan.
— Nhan Dan Online

Dozens Trained On Sustainable Development, Urban Planning
The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded a weeklong training course on “Sustainable Development and Urban Planning” for 20 Lao government officials from 26 to 30 Nov 2018.

Laos, int’l partners discuss development cooperation
The economy, social affairs, the environment, and other cross-cutting aspects of governance were the focus of talks between the government and its development partners at their two-day Round Table Meeting, which continues today.
— Vientiane Times

75% Of People With HIV Know Their HIV Status, Says UNAIDS Report
Report also calls for increased efforts to reach the 9.4 million people living with HIV who are not aware that they are living with the virus and the estimated 19.4 million people living with HIV who do not have a suppressed viral load

PM vows to step up efforts to improve business climate as Laos’ ranking slides
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told the National Assembly (NA) that his government will do more to improve the business environment after Laos’ global ease-of-doing-business ranking fell 13 places.
— Vientiane Times

EXIM Bank Of Thailand Opens Vientiane Representative Office
The Export-Import Bank (EXIM) of Thailand on Nov 30 opened its Vientiane-based representative office to support the Lao government’s policy on trade and investment integration into the Mekong sub region which covers Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Report on Laos Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Status, Market Size by Players, Regions, Type, Application and Forecast to 2021
After years of hesitancy, Laos has started to make significant progress in strengthening of its telecommunications infrastructure.
— Market Journal 24

World Leaders Greet Laos On National Day, December 2
Top leaders of Vietnam, China and DPRK have sent messages of congratulations to their counterparts in the Lao PDR on the occasion of the 43rd founding anniversary of the Lao PDR (Dec 2, 1975-2018).

Centara strikes management deal for three new hotels in Laos
Centara Hotels & Resorts is planning to develop three new properties with a combined 216 keys in Laos.
— The Nation

Party, State Leaders Pay Respect To Warriors, Former Leaders
Party and state leaders laid a wreath at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier and placed baskets of flowers at President Kaysone Phomvihane’s memorial and President Souphanouvong’s memorial in Viengxay district, Huaphanh Province on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Viengxay district as the historical stronghold of the Lao revolution.

Best wishes pour in on Lao National Day
Foreign leaders, on behalf of their states and peoples, have extended best wishes to Laos, its leaders and people on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of Lao National Day on December 2.
— Vientiane Times


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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).

Lao morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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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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