Lao morning news for August 13

Lao morning news for August 13

Lao PDR morning news

Maintaining Economic Stability In Lao PDR
Growth is expected to be driven by the construction sector, supported by investments in large infrastructure projects, and a resilient services sector, led by wholesale and retail trade growth.

US introduces Indo-Pacific strategy amid economic slowdown in developing countries
The economies of many developing countries are suffering the effects of the ongoing trade conflict between the world’s leading economic powers.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao journalists get firsthand experience of Zunyi city, China
China and Laos have a longstanding and good relationship, but Lao people’s knowledge of China remains limited. Recently, Lao media representatives visited Guizhou province to explore this landlocked province of the Republic of China so they could share their experiences with people back home.
— Eleven Media Group

Australia should press Laos to protect rights, says HRW
The Australian government should press the Laogovernment to take serious steps to remedy its poor human rights record at the 6th Australia-Laos human rights dialogue on August 12, 2019, in Canberra, Human Rights Watch said today.
— Prachatai English

Successful Bahasa competition gets Indonesian, Lao tongues wagging
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia on Saturday hosted a Bahasa Indonesia language competition to foster closer relations between the peoples of the two nations.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Make Vangvieng more upmarket, Lao PM advises
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told authorities in charge to maintain the natural charm of Vangvieng while developing the town in a way that attracts high-end tourists.
— Eleven Media Group

South Korea grants 10 billion kip for Attapeu flood recovery
The “Integrated Recovery Programme in Attapeu province” is in the form of grant aid through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Last week’s grant provision is part of a total US$11.5 million for a 5-year programme to be implemented from 2019 to 2023.
–ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos makes contingency plans for control and prevention of Ebola
Laos shares borders with five countries but none of these countries have reported cases of Ebola to date, and no case has been reported anywhere in Asia.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

NA pushes for greater government accountability
The UN, which is one of the largest aid providers in Laos, has unveiled its mid-term report on the implementation of current Lao PDR-United Nations cooperation, highlighting the achievements and shortcomings of this cooperation.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

PM Thongloun Tells Vang Vieng to Clean Up
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his retinue made a working visit to Vang Vieng last week to assess the district and offer advice on how to better develop the tourist town.
— The Laotian Times

Turkey Reaches Out to Laos amid Asia-focused Policy
Turkey’s ambassador to Laos has indicated he is hopeful relations between Turkey and Laos can be further strengthened amid his country’s new Asia-focused foreign policy.
— The Laotian Times

Illegal Currency Exchange Services Causing Price Hikes
A senior Lao government official has warned that unregistered currency exchange services that violate currency regulations must be punished.
— The Laotian Times

PM Urges Developers Achieve Laos-China Railway Construction As Planned
Prime Minister has urged developers in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province, to achieve as planned the construction of the Laos-China Railway.

Mister International Laos Finalists Announced
The 20 finalists of Mister International Laos 2019 have been announced for the final round to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Vientiane Capital in October.

Fred Hollows Foundation extends support for cataract surgery
The Fred Hollows Foundation is continuing to help people in 10 provinces who have vision problems, especially cataracts, to ensure they have improved vision and a better quality of life.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

66 more tour guides join ranks of professionals
A total of 66 newly qualified personnel are now ready to serve as tour guides, part of efforts to make a success of Visit Laos-China Year 2019 and bring Laos’ tourist attractions to life.
— Vinetiane Times

Slow Travel at Its Best: The Mekong Gypsy in Laos
Taking a boat from Chiang Saen, Thailand, to Luang Prabang, Laos, has always been a backpacker-y thing to do. Traveling slowly is the point, as is being with like-minded strangers.
— Forbes

South Korea grants 10 billion kip for Attapeu flood recovery
The government of the Republic of Korea has provided grant aid of over 10 billion kip (US$1.2 million) to implement a flood recovery programme in Attapeu province.
— Eleven Media Group


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