Lao morning news for November 12

Lao morning news for November 12

Lao PDR morning newsJapan provides 5 billion kip for law enforcement, border security
The Japanese government has provided over 5 billion kip (US$700,000) for the iTWIN-Japan/Laos Project, which aims to strengthen the capacity of law enforcement and border security agencies, launched by Interpol.
— Vientiane Times

Interpol Launches A Project Designed To Strengthen Capacity Of Law Enforcement Agencies
The iTWIN-JAPAN/LAOS Project, which aims to strengthen the capacity of law enforcement and border security agencies, was launched by Interpol on Thursday.
— KPL

Law on IP to strengthen trademark, copyright protection in Laos
Laos is seeking more effective protection of intellectual property with respect to trademarks and trade names to ensure that Lao brands are well safeguarded through a written legal process.
— Vientiane Times

53 Lao Women and Girls Rounded Up in Karaoke Bar Raid in Southern Thailand
Police and military personnel rounded up and detained 53 Laotians–50 women and three girls who were allegedly employed as sex workers–during raids on karaoke bars in southern Thailand’s Narathiwat province, authorities said Friday.
— Radio Free Asia

Cuban President Of State Council Visits Laos
Cuban President of State Council and Council of Ministers Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez arrived in Vientiane early this morning, Nov 11, for a state visit to the Lao PDR in response to an invitation from President Bounnhang Vorachit.
— KPL

Laos, Cuba agree to cement long-standing ties
President Bounnhang Vorachit and President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez, yesterday agreed to deepen the traditionally friendly relations between the two countries during bilateral talks in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times

New Technologies and Digital Solutions from GE Poised to Transform Laos’s Energy Ecosystem
GE, with the support of the U.S, Embassy in Laos, organized on Thursday in Vientiane, the conference ‘Powering Laos’ to share ideas among energy leaders, and GE Power and Renewable Energy experts, on a range of important industry topics such as Laos’ energy mix of the future, innovative power generation and distribution technologies, and how digital solutions can support Laos in better achieving its energy modernization and electrification goals.
— KPL

‘Review compensation policy’, research institute suggests
A top economic research institute has suggested the government reconsider its compensation policy, as many people who were compensated for the loss of their land to special and specific economic zones (SEZs) have been unhappy with the amount they received.
— Vientiane Times

“Clean, Safety, Efficiency” 2018 Korea Energy Show Successfully Ends
2018 Korea Energy Show, hosted by the R. Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has ended successfully with export deals worth 59.4 billion won signed and 26.7 thousand visitors attending the show over the course of 4 days.
— KPL

Govt, UN partners assess development priorities
The enhancement of private sector participation in the development process will be critical when the government draws up the next five-year development plan, which will also address the livelihoods of the most vulnerable people.
— Vientiane Times

PM Thongloun To Attend 33rd ASEAN Summit In Singapore
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will attend 33rd ASEAN Summit and related summits in Singapore between Nov 12-15, 2018 in response to the invitation of the Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
— KPL

Leveraging Competitiveness Of Transport SMEs
Operational competitiveness of SME transport companies in the Lao PDR needs improvement when compared to other ASEAN Member States.
— KPL

EDL-Gen And GE Sign MOU To Develop Hydropower Digital Pilot Project
On November 8, 2018 the American company GE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with EDL-Gen to host a Digital Industrial Workshop with energy officials and to further develop energy infrastructure in the Lao PDR.
— KPL

Hundreds Take Part In Final Rehearsal For Viengxay’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Over 600 students have taken part in the final rehearsal for the grand opening ceremony of the celebration of Viengxay’s 50th Anniversary as the revolutionary stronghold of Lao people.
— KPL

“Clean, Safety, Efficiency” 2018 Korea Energy Show Successfully Ends
2018 Korea Energy Show, hosted by the R. Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has ended successfully with export deals worth 59.4 billion won signed and 26.7 thousand visitors attending the show over the course of 4 days.
— KPL

Laos, Cuba agree to cement traditional ties
Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit and visiting Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel agreed on Sunday to deepen the traditional friendly relations between the two countries.
— Xinhua

Wet season rice production down in Laos due to flood
Wet season rice production in Laos is expected to be reduced by about 300,000 tons after widespread flooding this year that affected many parts of the country.
— Xinhua

Nippon TV ‘fabricates’ Laos festival
A Japanese media watchdog has decided to demand that Nippon Television Network Corp. issue a report in response to allegations that it fabricated a Laos festival in a popular variety show broadcast in May.
— The Japan Times

 

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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Diabetes Day, November 14.

 

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