Lao morning news for December 6

Lao morning news for December 6

Lao PDR morning newsLao PM vows to improve business climate
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told the National Assembly (NA) that his government would do more to improve business environment after Laos’ global ease-of-doing-business ranking fell 13 places, local media reported Wednesday.
— Xinhua

NA approves government reshuffle
The National Assembly (NA) yesterday approved a reshuffle and appointments in public security, national defence and the banking sectors following the proposals of Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, Cambodia pledge to enhance cooperation
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen reaffirmed their commitments to strengthening bilateral friendship, solidarity, and cooperation during their talks in Vientiane on December 5.
— VietnamPlus

Lao Dam Collapse Creates Hardship for Student Far From Floodwaters
Laos’ worst flooding in decades — the rupture of a dam in July that inundated 12 villages and killed at least 43 people, leaving hundreds more missing – is still reverberating far away in the capital of the poor, landlocked country.
— Radio Free Asia

NA approves Brou as official Lao ethnic group
The National Assembly (NA) has approved the Brou as an official ethnic group of the Lao nation, and with this approval, the country will comprise 50 ethnic groups.
— Vientiane Times

The treatment of tuberculosis in Lao PDR is a health project that has been implemented by the Institute of Public Health The Ministry of Health and the Institute of Tropical Medicine of the University of Khon Kaen, Thailand, for the treatment and care of patients.
— Vientiane Mai

Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar Automotive Report, Q2 2018
The “Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar Quarterly Regional Regulations and Market Growth Indicators Analysis, Q2 2018” report has been added to’s offering.
— Benzinga

Lao Front encouraging ethnic groups’ national development role
The government will use the upcoming 3rd National Ethnic Conference in Vientiane to allow ethnic groups to promote their role and share experiences for national development.
— Vientiane Times

Food Safety Discussed
More than twenty representatives from different ministries have learned the situation and impacts of unsafe food, and the responsibility of relevant authorities at a workshop supported by the Newzealand Foreign Affairs and Trade Aid Programme.

Landmark’s Diplomatic Residential Compound Opens Offering Amenity, Convenience, Security in Capital
The rise of Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel in recent years has attracted some high profile guests, including a US president in the form of Barack Obama in the Lao capital for the ASEAN-centric East Asia Summit in 2016.
— Laotian Times

NA Approves Appointment Of New Minister Of Public Security, BOL Governor
The National Assembly has approved the appointment of Lt. Gen. Vilay Lakhamfong as Minister of Public Security replacing Lt. Gen. Somkeo Silavong who will hold a senior position at the Ministry of National Defence.

Department of Management, Development of State Enterprises and Insurance, State-owned Enterprises, Lotus Development Company, On the 29th of November, 2018, the company will continue to work on improving the operation of the Lottery Development Company by President of Sri Ravieng Deputy Director of the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Goldman Penggang, Director of the Lottery Development and stakeholder participation.
— Vientiane Mai


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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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