Lao morning news for November 5

Lao morning news for November 5

Lao PDR morning newsChinese dams ramp up Lao external debt
In its rush to become the “battery” of Southeast Asia, Lao is accpeting more Chinese loans to build dams, ensuring the already debt-strapped country falls ever deeper into China’s pocket.
— Nikkei asian Review (paywall)

Lao handicrafts; from household basics to international markets
President of the Lao Handicraft Association Hansana Sisane pointed out that handmade products have been continually improving and gradually getting better known in international markets. Laos is a small country but rich in culture, traditions and lifestyle with 49 ethnic groups, each having its own unique motifs,
— Borneo Bulletin

Officials, businesses debate ways to improve tourism
Government officials met with business operators on Friday to discuss developments and problems in the tourism industry as well as share ideas on ways to improve services during the remainder of Visit Laos Year 2018.
— Vientiane Times

Chattanooga helicopter pilot flew missions into Laos, earning Distinguished Flying Cross
But America faced the same problem in February 1971 as it had the previous seven years: How to cut off the Ho Chi Minh Trail, a supply line for North Vietnam that ran from the north, through Laos and Cambodia, before re-entering South Vietnam.
— Times Free Press

Luang Prabang: Laos’ former royal capital may have enriched locals but has it lost its soul?
Locals in this Laotian town gain merit by offering food, so the rice bowls soon fill up.
— South China Morning Post

AFF Suzuki Cup 2018: In Focus – Laos
After playing in the opening ten editions of the AFF Suzuki Cup, Laos reached a low in 2016 when they failed to qualify for the first time in the tournament’s history.
— Fox Sports

Nation begins activities to celebrate army’s 70th anniversary
Party leaders, national defence and public security forces, various civil service sectors, businesses and the entire nation have begun activities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Lao People’s Army (January 20, 2019).
— Vientiane Times

Ice, frost seen in Fansipan’s peak
Ice and frost were seen yesterday on the rocks and the pagoda roof on the peak of Fansipan mountain when the temperature in Sapa in the northern province of Lao Cai dropped sharply to 0 degree Celsius.
— Saigon Online

Over 700 Households Undergo Land-use Planning In Phiang District
Officials from Xayaboury Province, and World Wide Fund for Nature in Laos (WWF-Laos) met in Phiang district of the northern province to plan land-use activities within Na Vene village that will be carried out throughout the entire month of November this year.
— Lao News Agency

Laos receives first ever fuel imports from China
A Lao company has imported Euro 5 emission standard diesel from China for the first time, making it a historic occasion for Laos and expanding trade between the two nations.
— Vientiane Times

Authentic, Natural, Timeless: Lao Gifts, Souvenirs at Handicraft Festival ’18
There is no doubt that Laos is a place with a multitude of natural and cultural wonders, experiences and delights and traditional handicraft wares to share with the nation and world.
— The Laotian Times

Govt prepares to celebrate 50th anniversary of Viengxay liberation forces’ command centre
The government is highlighting the importance of the national liberation forces’ command centre in Viengxay district, Huaphan province, to mark the centre’s 50th anniversary. A lecture on the Viengxay national liberation command centre took place in Vientiane on Friday.
— Vientiane Times

Sundramoorthy at the helm: Laos look to end dismal AFF Suzuki Cup record
Since the biennial AFF Suzuki Cup’s birth as the premier regional football competition for Southeast Asian nations in 1996, Laos have failed to get past the group stage with all of their campaigns proving to be underwhelming.
— Four Four Two

 

Feature photo Handicap International/ © Sara Goldberg

 

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, November 6.

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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Maria Mirasol Rasonable graduated with a Bachelors Degree in journalism from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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