Lao morning news for April 23

Lao morning news for April 23

Lao PDR morning newsThailand to ink deal on Thai-Lao line
Thailand will sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on the Nong Khai-Vientiane Railway Connecting Line with China and Laos later this week at the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing.
— Bangkok Post

New China-Laos joint project to power up electricity distribution in Laos’ capital
The new 500 kV and 230 kV transmission lines to be installed in Laos’ capital Vientiane, a joint project between Lao and Chinese companies, will ensure more Lao people to have sufficient power, officials in Vientiane have said.

Xayaburi dam power now feeding EGAT in Loei
CK Power Plc has succeeded in distributing electricity from the first generator unit of the Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand or EGAT, the company’s managing director, Thanawat Trivisvavet, said through a press release on Monday.
— The Nation

Lao newspaper says BRI strengthens Laos-China ties
The friendship between Laos and China has reached new heights with the two neighboring nations’ commitment to a shared future, and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is strengthening Laos-China relations, local daily Vientiane Times’ editorial desk commented in an opinion article on Monday.
— Xinhuanet

Max Mara vs Laos’ Oma: Alleged Fashion Design Theft Dispute Pushing Petition To 5,000
The ongoing dispute involving Italian-based fashion house Max Mara, Laos’ ethnic Oma people Luang Prabang’s Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre over the alleged unauthorized use of traditional ethnic textile designs from the remote ethnic community in its fashion offerings is heating up with an online petition approaching 5,000 signatures.
— The Laotian Times

Deputy Prime Minister Receives U.N.’s Under Secretary General
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Somdy Douangdy received on Monday a courtesy call from Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific who is on a working visit to Laos (Apr 21-23).

President Bounnhang To Attend 2nd BRF In Beijing
President Bounnhang Vorachit and over 30 other heads of state and government will attend the three-day Belt and Road Forum on International Cooperation to be held in Beijing, China on Apr 25-27.

Bangladesh, Laos pretty even, says Laos coach
The head coach of the Laos women’s football team believes it will be a pretty close contest between Bangladesh and Laos when the two teams face off in a double-legged first round of the joint qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup.
— The Daily Star


Feature photo World Health Organization

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Malaria Day, April 25.


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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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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