Lao morning news for October 12

Lao morning news for October 12

Lao PDR morning newsConnectivity, Transport Keys to Unlocking Laos’ Growth Potential While “Navigating Uncertainty”: WB
A complex and fast-changing world and a stronger US dollar on the back of interest rate rises could make for a rough or productive ride for business, investors and the economy in developing countries around the world seeking to ride the wave of continued economic growth, Laos included.
— The Laotian Times

France, UNICEF to strengthen child protection system in Laos
The government of France and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have renewed their commitment to strengthen the child protection system in Laos with special focus on national and international adoptions.
— Vientiane Times

Govt, local plus Chinese firms cooperate on satellite tech
The Lao government has agreed with a local company and Chinese firm to cooperate in technology development especially in the field of satellite remote sensing.
— Vientiane Times

Russian Demining Unit Arrives To Laos To Clear Unexploded Civil War Shells – Ministry
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday that its mine clearance team had arrived to the Lao settlement of Lak Sao to begin removing unexploded ordnance left over from the 1960s civil war.
— Urdupoint

Free eye surgeries conducted, school building upgraded to mark World Sight Day
Countries around the world celebrated World Sight Day yesterday, and many organisations held colorful activities in provinces across Laos to mark the occasion.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnamese Party delegation visits Lao Vientiane province
A high ranking delegation from the Communist Party of Vietnam, led by Politburo member Tran Quoc Vuong, toured Vientiane province in Laos on October 10, as part of their ongoing visit to the neighbouring country.
— Nhan Dan

Lao Xao Trio performs in HCMC
The Lao Xao Trio which ever won the Creole World Music Award 2011, RUTH World music Award 2013 and became the winner of the Creole Global Contest 2018 visited Vietnam and gave performances at Ton Duc Thang University, HCMC (19 Nguyen Huu Tho Street, District 7) last night.
— Saigon Online

Chipping In: Disaster Response, Humanitarian Aid No One Way Street in Laos
Disasters. Alas, Laos gets its fair share of natural calamities, often seen in the form of floods and the occasional typhoon.
— The Laotian Times

Laos-Australia dovetail efforts to enhance wood manufacturing industry
The Faculty of Forestry, National University of Laos (NUOL) hosted a workshop yesterday to give an update on the “Advancing Enhanced Wood Manufacturing Industries in Laos and Australia” project.
— Vientiane Times

PM To Attend ASEAN Meeting With IMF, WB, UN Leaders
To be discussed at the meetings include significant issues related to economic-finance stabilization, ways and measures needed for boosting economic growth in ASEAN and cooperation to achieve 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
— Lao News Agency

PM touts ‘three opens’ policy to Japanese investors
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith introduced Laos’ ‘three opens’ policy on investment to participants at the Mekong-Japan Business Forum in Tokyo, which was organised by the Japan External Trade Organisation.
— Vientiane Times

Science and Technology Minister Urges Greater Contributions To Science, Technology Development
Minister of Science and Technology Boviengkham Vongdara has called on officials, students, researchers and scientists to continue their research and broaden their knowledge to benefit the science and technology development in Laos.
— Lao News Agency

World Day Against Death Penalty: EU Notes “de facto moratorium” in Laos
The European Union has restated a commitment to work with all countries including Laos to encourage moves toward achieving a global abolition of the death penalty, a government-sanctioned practice whereby a person is killed by the state as a punishment for a crime.
— The Laotian Times

Xieng Khuang prepares for Plain of Jars World Heritage inspection
Minister of Informational, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara, who also chairs the National Commission for World Heritage, is meeting with ministry and provincial officials to discuss progress in heritage listing the Plain of Jars.
— Vientiane Times

Rural communities oblivious to available labour information
Laos needs to cooperate with labour experts from Asean countries and development partners to improve the national labour market information system (LMIS) to benefit rural workers.
— Vientiane Times

Outspan eyes expansion of coffee plantations
Outspan, one of the major world coffee producers and suppliers is planning to expand its coffee plantations in the southern Lao province of Champassak, as the demand for coffee consumption in the world shoots up, according to a company official.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association in People’s Police Force makes debut
At the event, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission cum President of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association, Tran Van Tuy, handed the decision from his association on the establishment of the new friendship agency to the Deputy Minister of Public Security, Senior Lieutenant General Bui Van Nam.
— Nhan Dan


Feature photo Asian Development Bank

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of the Girl Child, October 11.


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).


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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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