Lao Morning News For January 30

Lao Morning News For January 30

Lao PDR morning newsAsean journalists’ confederation gains new member
Cambodia became a new member of the Confederation of Asean Journalists (CAJ) while a Thai national was chosen as the body’s president at the 19th General Assembly of the Confederation in Thailand last week.
Vientiane Times

Sekong Expects to Attract 50,000 Tourists
Sekong province expects to attract tourists as high as 50,000 this year, Vice Governor, Mr Leklai Sivilay has said.
Lao News Agency 

Borikhamxay conducts ongoing clampdown against illegal logging
Borikhamxay provincial authorities are continuing to enforce the rule of law by clamping down on illegal logging and combating wildlife hunting despite a decline in unlawful activities in recent years.
Vientiane Times 

Golden Triangle Checkpoint Building Kicks off
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Somdy Douangdy took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Golden Triangle Border checkpoint in Ton Pheung district, Bokeo Province on Jan 27.
Lao News Agency

Experts mull new ways to address malnutrition
The addition of micronutrients to processed food as an efficacious and cost effective way to improve the micronutrient status of the population is commanding the attention of health experts
Vientiane Times 

Savannakhet Launches Visit Laos Year 2018 and That Phone Stupa Festival
Savannakhet provincial authorities opened Visit Laos Year 2018 and That Phone Stupa Festival on Jan 27, 2018.
Lao News Agency

Champassak holds annual Vat Phou festival to promote Visit Laos Year
Hundreds of thousands of local people and foreign visitors yesterday attended the opening day of the annual Vat Phou festival here, which also marks the start of Visit Laos Year in the province.
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone and local government officials attended the opening ceremony.
Vientiane Times 


Feature photo Philip Roeland


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