Lao Morning News For May 15

Lao Morning News For May 15

Lao PDR morning newsLao Front vows to strengthen defences against subtle forms of attack
Members of the Lao Front for National Development’s Committee must strengthen public resilience to peaceful forms of attack by the country’s enemies.
Vientiane Times 

Cambodia-Laos Border Dispute: Geopolitical Flashpoint or Playing Politics?
Cambodia’s usually low-key dispute over an unmarked stretch of its remote 540-km long border with northern neighbour Laos made international headlines last August when long-time Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a stern six-day ultimatum for Laotian troops to withdraw from the disputed region or face a forceful military response.
Geopolitical Monitor 

Government leader meets with chief of Lao army’s general staff
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception in Hanoi on May 14 for Sen. Lt. Gen. Suvon Luongbunmi, Deputy Defence Minister and Chief of the General Staff of the Lao People’s Army, who is on an official visit to Vietnam.
Nhan Dan Online 

MRC supports Lao green growth initiative
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has expressed strong support for Laos over its green growth strategy, adding that the inter-governmental organisation is ready to share its resources to ensure this initiative is sustainable.
Vientiane Times 

Asean cyclists power up Lao tourism industry
Over 100 cyclists from Laos and other Asean countries gathered in Vientiane on Sunday morning for the 1st Asean Peace World Cycling Tour in Laos, which also aimed to promote tourism in the host country.
Vientiane Times 

Asean cyclists power up Lao tourism industry
Over 100 cyclists from Laos and other Asean countries gathered in Vientiane on Sunday morning for the 1st Asean Peace World Cycling Tour in Laos, which also aimed to promote tourism in the host country.
Vientiane Times 

Laos, Flanders to partner in waterway transport capacity building
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Laos and the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works of Flanders, Kingdom of Belgium, are continuing cooperation for capacity building for the Lao ministry, especially in waterway transport and ports.
Vientiane Times 

Lao And Chinese Ministries Pledge Strengthened Cooperation
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Lao PDR and China’s Ministry of Commerce have agreed to strengthen cooperation.
Lao News Agency 

Borikhamxay makes strides in dealing with illegally imported vehicles
Over 600 vehicles that were illegally imported into Borikhamxay province have now been legalised, despite some challenges in the process, according to a committee in charge of the matter.
Vientiane Times 

President Bounnhang Wraps Up State Visit To Singapore
President Bounnhang Vorachit has wrapped up a two-day state visit to city state Singapore. The president arrived in Vientiane on May 10.
Lao News Agency 

Outstanding Lao ladies shine at regional women’s entrepreneur awards
Nine Lao businesswomen received the Outstanding Asean Women Entrepreneurs Award 2018 granted by the Asean Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) at the Department of Social Development and Welfare Building in Bangkok, Thailand last week.
Vientiane Times 

PM assesses development in Borikkhamxay
People living in remote areas of Borikhamxay province have asked for better roads but the government has not been able to meet their needs because of chronic budget constraints.
Vientiane Times

 

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