Lao morning news for November 21

Lao morning news for November 21

Lao PDR morning news6th ordinary session of National Assembly’s 8th legislature opens
The 6th ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature opened this morning at the National Convention Centre, Vientiane in the participation of NA President Pany Yathortou, President Bounnhang Vorachit and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.

Temporary shelters set up for residents affected by dam collapse in Laos
A boy is seen at the temporary shelters for affected residents in Hadyao Village, Sanamxay District, Attapeu Province, Laos, Nov. 17, 2018
— Xinhua

Cambodian PM to visit Laos in December
Prime Minister Hun Sen will pay an official visit to Laos on December 5 and will sign a number of documents while he is there.
— Khmer Times

China helps boost Lao’s electricity
Chinese enterprises have been playing an increasingly important role in enhancing the Lao people’s livelihood.
— The Phnom Penh Post

BBC 100 Women 2018: Laos’ rugby trailblazer Lao Khang listed
Laos’ national women’s rugby captain, star player turned development officer in the country’s rural province of Xieng Khouang, Ms Lao Khang has been one of 100 Women, a global list of inspiring female folk compiled annually by the BBC.
— The Laotian Times

Australian woman builds citrus industry in Laos from scratch
A Queensland citrus grower has taken on the extraordinary challenge of helping develop a brand new citrus industry in Laos, South-East Asia.

The march against child marriage
Among ASEAN countries, UNICEF data shows that the highest proportion of child marriages or unions occur in Lao PDR at 35 percent.
— The Asean Post

Chinese singing contest draws crowded audience
The final round of Chinese Singing Contest 2018, the third of its kind, was held at National Culture Hall in Vientiane drawing thousands of Chinese nationals and Vientiane residents.

Laos telecoms, mobile and broadband market growth, analysis, challenges and industry key players
After years of hesitancy, Laos has started to make significant progress in strengthening of its telecommunications infrastructure.
— Market Research Day

ONYX announces second Amari property in Laos
ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the region’s leading hotel management companies, on Tuesday announced a management agreement with Laos-based Asia Investment, Development & Construction Sole (AIDC) to develop a new-build Amari hotel in the centre of Vientiane.
— The Nation

IFC facilitates discussion for improved access to SME-Finance in Lao PDR
SMEs account for more than 99 percent of total enterprises and over 80 percent of the workforce in Lao PDR according to the latest economic census in 2013.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Hmong farmers escape Laos and find safety in North Carolina
Tou Lee stands in the middle of a rice field at Lee’s One Fortune Farm in Marion, North Carolina. He pulls on a glove, runs his hand up the stalk and over the tassel, and shakes individual grains of rice into a bucket.
— Asap


Feature photo Plan International

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Toilet Day November 19


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).

Lao morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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With a decade of experience as an editor and journalist, Roy has edited mastheads across Australia and Southeast Asia, from the remote island communities of the Torres Strait to Cambodia’s only award-winning newspaper, The Phnom Penh Post.

A a professional photographer since the days of film, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photomedia and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism.

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