Lao morning news for August 16

Lao morning news for August 16

Lao PDR morning news

Laos’ economic prospects remain bright: IMF
The international financial institution unveiled its projection last week as part of the Article 4 Consultation with the Lao PDR mission, which took place in Vientiane in May.
–ANN/Vientiane Times

Vietnam, Laos forge inspection cooperation
Politburo member Tran Quoc Vuong hosted a reception for a delegation of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee’s Inspection Commission and the Lao Government Inspection Authority in Hanoi on August 15.
— Vietnam Plus

Int’l Youth Day celebrations seek to transform education
More than 300 young people from around the country met at the Lao Youth Union in Vientiane on Wednesday to celebrate International Youth Day (August 12) under the global theme of ‘Transforming education’.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

World Bank Projects Positive Economic Growth for Laos
The World Bank has projected that economic growth in Laos is expected to recover 6.5 percent in 2019, from 6.3 percent in the previous year, mainly driven by strong investment inflows to large infrastructure projects, including the Lao-China railway.
— The Laotian Times

Workshop upgrading study of microprocessors in robot design
Lecturers and students from the National University of Laos (NUOL) and colleges in Vientiane and Luang Prabang province are attending a workshop on the use of microprocessors in robot design.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Paratrooper misses target, crashes on house roof
A female paratrooper from the 306 Military Unit was off target and landed on a resident’s roof in Wattay-Noy village, Sikhottabong district, during regular training at Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport on Wednesday.
— Vientiant Times

Laos’ LDB to enhance collaboration with int’l partner
Alipay is available for use by Lao and foreigners at the state-owned Lao Development Bank (LDB). The bank is also preparing to step up cooperation with international partners overseas and is expected to list on the Lao Securities Exchange at some point in the future.
— The Phnom Penh Post

World Bank urges Laos to let kip follow market
World Bank Senior Economist, Mr Somneuk Davading, gave the advice during the launch of the latest edition of the Bank’s Lao Economic Monitor on Monday, which followed the US Federal Reserve’s cut in the interest rate to counter the impacts from trade tensions.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Kaolao cave soon to reopen after new facilities built
Head of the Luang Namtha provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department, Mr Sivilay Pankeo, told Vientiane Times on Monday the decision was made to close the popular cave because the facilities there were inadequate.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Could Edible Insects be The Next Big Industry for Laos?
Edible insects first sparked international attention in 2013 when the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published a report referring to them as one way to solve the global food shortage.
— The Laotian Times

China, Laos Organize Training Course on Bamboo Weaving
The Chinese Cultural Center in Laos, together with the Lao Handicraft Association, has organized a training course on bamboo weaving techniques, knowledge and culture.
— Women Of China

Anupong eyes LAO fund raid
Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda has agreed to study how to “unlock” funds of local administrative organisations (LAOs) and divert them to stimulate the economy, said government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat.
— Bangkok Post

PM: Vietnam ready to partner with Laos in inspection work
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has affirmed that Vietnam is ready to partner with Laos across various areas, including in inspection.
— Vietnam Plus

Minnesota Catholics join Archbishop Hebda for CRS trip to Laos, Cambodia
When Michael Wenger of Nativity of Our Lord Parish in St. Paul served lunches to hungry elementary school students in Laos, he knew exactly why he had accepted an invitation to join a trip to Southeast Asia with other local Catholics.
— Catholic Philly

Govt looks to ease Mekong dam impacts
The Department of Fisheries will roll out a number of measures to help cushion the impacts of dam construction in the upper reaches of the Mekong River on Thai fishermen.
— Bangkok Post

Lao Bar Hanumanh Is Temporarily Closed in Shaw, Moving to 14th Street
the new Lao cocktail bar and restaurant from the Thip Khao/Padaek team, is temporarily closed in Shaw.
— Washingtonian

 

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