Next year, about 1 million Chinese tourists will visit the country
In 2019, Chinese tourism is expected to reach over one million tourists, while the number of tourists arriving in Laos by 2018 will reach just over 4 million, less than the target.
Lao National Day marked in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
A ceremony to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Lao National Day was jointly held on November 28 by the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association and the Lao Embassy in Hanoi.
— Nhan Dan Online
Lao silk looking to put new twist on time honoured tradition
Most silk in Laos is still produced today as it has been for many centuries – small scale at village level and often for household consumption with skills passed on through the generations.
— Borneo Bulletin
Gov’t achieves success but could do better, Assembly concludes
National Assembly (NA) members expressed appreciation of the political responsibility shown by the government in achieving many socio-economic development targets, especially reducing revenue leaks.
— Vientiane Times
Government Fails in Promise to Deliver Assistance to Victims of Laos Dam Burst
Survivors of July’s disaster at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy (PNPC) hydropower project in Champassak, Laos are calling upon the local and national governments for relief, after failing to receive promised allowances for living expenses for the past two month., according to a local official.
Feature: Modern Chinese paper mill brings prosperity to central Lao village
The first modern pulp mill in Laos, invested in by a Chinese enterprise, is bringing prosperity and more employment opportunities to the central lao village and local villagers.
Laos Plastics Market Trends Forecast Analysis by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application to 2023
Laos Plastics market Report speaks about the Market analysis. The process is analyzed thoroughly with respect three points, viz. Types, Application and Manufacturers with associated Cost Analysis (material cost, labour cost, etc.) and market size.
— The Honest Analytics
Long Caravan Heads To Viengxay
Representatives of the Party and government bodies, and private sector joined a 110-car caravan heading to Huaphanh Province’s Viengxay district to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Viengxay as the historic stronghold of the Lao revolution.
Huge vehicle convoy heads to Viengxay for revolutionary celebrations
A convoy of about 110 vehicles and 520 people representing the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism left Vientiane early yesterday morning on its way to Huaphan province to promote Visit Laos Year and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the liberation forces’ command centre.
— Vientiane Times
Bicycle ride, cultural events add to Luang’s Prabang tourist attractions
Authorities in Luang Prabang province are organising a bicycle ride and cultural events for tourists in the middle of December.
— Vientiane Times
Vice President Receives China’s Hunan People’s Congress’ Chairman
Vice President Phankham Viphavanh on Tuesday received the Chairman of China’s Hunan Provincial People’s Congress Du Jiahao who was on a working visit to the Lao PDR between Nov 25 and 28.
Lao PDR launches Lao-Indian Software Development and Training Center
The Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Communications (PRT) has organized a ceremony to launch the Lao-India Development and Training Center on November 26 at the Information Communication Technology Institute, which is being co-ordinated between the Ministry of Public Security and the C-DAC Center of India.
Foreign Journalists Visit U.S.
Almost 50 senior journalists and professionals from different countries have joined an international visitor leadership programme sponsored by the U.S government and scheduled for Nov 26-Dec 15, 2018.
Feature photo Beasts on the Moon – Les Bêtes sur la Lune
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, December 2.
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.
She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018