Lao Morning News For January 10

Lao Morning News For January 10

Lao PDR morning newsLaos-China Hi-Speed Railway Construction Progresses 16%
Laos-China Railway Construction Project stretching from Bohan-Boten (Laos-China border) to Vientiane Capital has been actively implementing and had a satisfactory progress, which is 16.4 percent complete and expected to complete as scheduled by the end of 2021.
Lao News Agency 

Vietnam, Laos share law-making experience
Vice Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Phung Quoc Hien hosted a reception for head of the Economic, Technology and Environment Committee of the Lao National Assembly Bounpone Sisoulath in Hanoi on January 9.
Vietnam Plus

Lao govt bolsters support for renewable energy
Ivestment in renewable energy is fully supported by the government to ensure power sustainability for domestic consumption as well as export to neighbouring countries.
Eleven Myanmar 

Laos dances to survive between China and Vietnam
With its sparse 6.7 million population, land-locked Laos is often cast as a passive victim of pell-mell Chinese expansionism, a rich source of raw materials its giant neighbor craves and a virtual truck stop on the way to Thailand and the more prosperous countries of mainland Southeast Asia.
Asia Times 

WFP commits to further support for school meals programme
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reiterated its commitment to support the Ministry of Education and Sports throughout the process of handing over the school meals programme to the government.
Vientiane Times

18 entertainment venues to be moved further from university
As many as 18 entertainment venues will have to move from their location near the National University of Laos after they were deemed to be a distraction to students.
Vientiane Times

Airport bus service to start next week
A new shuttle bus service, operating between Wattay International Airport and the Talat Sao Mall central bus station using vehicles donated by Kyoto City Bus, will begin on January 18.
Vientiane Times

JICA Volunteers Bid Farewell to Laos
Eight volunteers of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are bidding farewells to Laos as they have fulfilled their two-year volunteer mission in Laos.
Lao News Agency 

Xayaboury rice festival attracts record crowd
Over 1,000 people from Laos and other countries gathered here yesterday for the start of the colourful Great Rice Stack Festival (Boun Kong Khao Yai).
Vientiane Times 

Temperature Forecasted to Drop by 2-4 Degree Celsius
Department of Meteorology and Hydrology has forecasted the temperature would get down slightly countrywide, dropped by 2-4 degree Celsius until Jan 14.
Lao News Agency 


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