Lao economic growth remains resilient despite heightened global uncertainty:WB
Laos’ economic growth of expected to reach 6.9 percent in 2019-2020, according to the latest World Bank (WB) economic report on the region.
— Vientiane Times
Inaugural Global Digital City Forum Opens The Digital World Gate With The “Golden Key”
In the past few days, digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and blockchain have become high-frequency words of the 20th China International Fair for Investment and Trade.
Lao tax: Everyone who travels pays
Foreign travellers including Thai border pass holders are already paying the USD1 travel tax to cross the border between the Thai riverside town of Chiang Khong and Houay Xai in Laos.
— TTR Weekly
Laos, Luxembourg discuss future development cooperation
The governments of Laos and Luxembourg will continue to work closely in future for development in the country, especially in health, education, rural development and governance.
— Vientiane Times
Japan’s Order Of Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star Conferred Upon NA’s Member
Chairman of the Cultural and Social Committee of the National Assembly Sompho
Germany Commits EUR 4 Million To Strengthen Mekong Transboundary Water Cooperation
The government of Germany has committed EUR 4 million (approx. US$ 4.6 million) to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to strengthen Mekong cross-border water cooperation.
Thailand: Popular SuperRich International Currency Exchange Plans to Add Support for Cryptocurrencies
SuperRich International Exchange will become the first Thailand-based currency exchange to offer cryptocurrency exchange services for foreign currency if its plans are successful.
Asean social, cultural council discusses enabling master plan 2025
Ministers and senior officials from Asean countries met in Singapore on October 3 at the 20th Asean Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council Meeting and related meetings to discuss the Enabling Master Plan 2025 and towards becoming smart cities.
— Vientiane Times
When a dam bursts: How to mitigate risks
Access to early warning systems and timely information is key to minimising the adverse impacts of floods. Early warning together with information identifying at-risk areas will also improve the efficiency of the response
— The Himalayan
Feature photo Asian Development Bank
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Teachers’ Day, October 5.
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.
He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.
He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.
In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.
Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.
In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.