Lao morning news for October 26

Lao morning news for October 26

Lao PDR morning newsDeeper integration boosts prospects for China, Asean
Over the past decade, China’s outward investment into Asean has increased steeply from practically zero to about US$122 billion in 2016. In addition to the bigger Asean economies, investments have flowed into the newly emerging economies of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam, supporting growth and development in these countries.
—The Business Times

Govt eyes provision of more workers for Kuwait
Lao labour authorities have confirmed they will continue to work with Kuwait to advance cooperation in the sector between the two countries.
— Vientiane Times

Lao PDR: “I feel helpless and useless” – Villagers share their struggles three months after dam collapse
Three months since the collapse of Laos’ Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydro-power dam cut a path of destruction through 13 villages in the province of Attapeu, many communities, including that of Mai Village, are finally able to move into government-built temporary housing after spending weeks in emergency shelters.
— ReliefWeb

Hmong: Alarming Crackdown on the ChaoFa in LPDR
The Hmong ethnic minority has suffered state persecution in the Laos People’s Democratic Republic in retaliation for the community’s alleged support for the United States of America during the Vietnam War, since the signature of the Paris Peace Accords in January 1973, which officially ended the war.

KIA Motors Asia Donates US$ 100,000 To Aid Flood Victims In Laos
The KIA Motors Asia of Republic of Korea donated US$ 100,000 to aid flood victims in Laos.
— Lao News Agency

The Hmong farming family supplying top Californian restaurants with the freshest produce
This patch of farmland wouldn’t be out of place in the Mekong Delta, or in Laos’ high rice country where most of its labourers were born, except that it’s 200 miles (320km) south of San Francisco and 200 north of Los Angeles.
— South China Morning Post

Pop-up restaurant Sao Song minds Chicago’s gap in Lao food
As a boy growing up in Elgin in the 90s and aughts, when he and his sisters took sick, his father made the Lao chicken soup infused with makrut lime leaf and galangal, finished with salt, sugar, and fish sauce, and thick with chewy rice-flour and tapioca-starch noodles.
— Chicago Reader

Traditional merit making marks end of Buddhist Lent
A bright, sunny morning yesterday saw people across the country flocking to temples to present their offerings to monks as a means of making merit on the last day of Buddhist Lent.
— Vientiane Times

Kuwait Needs 1,000 Lao Workers
Kuweit has sought to recruit as much as 1,000 domestic workers from Laos.
— Lao News Agency

Laos, UK partner against drug-resistant superbugs
The Lao and UK governments yesterday agreed to a new project partnership to accelerate the fight against drug-resistant ‘superbugs’ in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

People attend the Ok Phansa festival celebration at a temple in Luang Prabang, Laos, Oct. 24, 2018.
— Prokeraia

President congratulates newly elected Vietnamese counterpart
President Bounnhang, who is also Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, on behalf of the Party, government and multi-ethnic people of Laos and on his own behalf, sent a congratulatory message to President Trong in Hanoi.
— Vientiane Times

PM urges central bank to facilitate access to finance
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged the Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL), the nation’s central bank, to pay serious attention to implementing Order No. 02/PM on improving the climate for doing business.
— Vientiane Times

A subtle shift in spice marks Laotian cuisine
During the Vietnam War, the United States dropped more bombs on Laos — an effort to stop the infiltration of communist North Vietnamese forces — than on Japan and Germany combined in World War II.
— Triad City Beat

The war inside
Central Intelligence Agency to battle North Vietnamese soldiers and Lao Communist insurgents on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
— News Review

Leaders in their fields
Laos is the only net exporter of power in the Mekong Region and has been nicknamed the “Battery of Asia,” selling power to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. EDL-Generation Company Limited (EDL-Gen) operates as a subsidiary of Electricity Du Laos (EDL), and engages in the generation and wholesale marketing of electricity.
— Business Times (annoying pops)


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Day of Audiovisual Heritage, October 27.

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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