Lao morning news for August 2

Lao morning news for August 2

Lao PDR morning newsFloods Cause Over 11 Billion Kip In Damages For Luang Pranang’s Nan
Damages caused by Tuesday’s floods in Nan district, Luang Prabang province have been estimated at over 11 billion kip, approximately US$1.2 million.

All sectors of society urged to help prevent human trafficking
The government together with the United Nations is working with other countries to prevent human trafficking, with Laos making a serious effort to curb the practice.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Malnutrition remains a major challenge
Laos needs to improve its health standards and take action against malnutrition with the long-term aim of ending hunger in the face of the country’s high rate of poverty.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Rising food prices hit low income earners
Many people, especially those on low incomes, look set to suffer as food prices continue to spiral.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Health insurance fund allows claims for treatment in neighbouring countries
People who are members of the health insurance fund can obtain hospital treatment in neighbouring countries in the event of an emergency, under the Health Insurance Law.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao National Assembly delegation welcomed in Hanoi
Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien welcomed a delegation from the Lao National Assembly in Hanoi on August 1.
— Vietnam Plus

Confronting Property Rights and Wrongs in Laos
The issue of property rights looms large as part of various issues that the Southeast Asian country and its people are contending with.
— The Diplomat

Thailand, Laos launch cross-border freight train
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on Thursday launched a freight train across the First Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge at Thailand’s Nong Khai railway station near the border with Laos.
— Xinhua

Southern Laos to Tackle Plastic Waste with Refill Not Landfill Campaign
The Refill not Landfill campaign hopes to solve the problem of single-use plastic waste in southern Laos.
— The Laotian Times

Vietnam, Laos enhance legislative ties
The working visit made by the delegation of Lao National Assembly (NA) to Vietnam will contribute to enhancing the relations between the legislative bodies of the two countries.
— Nhan Dan

South Korean companies seek trade partners in Laos
Representatives of 14 companies from Jeonnam in South Korea met Lao entrepreneurs yesterday to discuss opportunities for business cooperation and expansion.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Lao Police Rescue Thai Businessman Kidnapped in Bokeo
Lao police have assisted in the rescue of a Thai businessman reportedly kidnapped and held for ransom in Bokeo Province.
— The Laotian Times

Red tape slashed to ease business operations
The number of procedures and the time taken to process them has been significantly shortened in a bid to ease business operations, as the government forges ahead with its policy to better facilitate businesses and attract more investment to drive growth.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Electronic system helps govt to boost revenue
Revenue earned from taxes increased by 20 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Finance.
— Vientiane Times

Govt, private sector collaborate on green growth
Government officials and members of the private sector met in Vientiane yesterday to discuss the challenges and opportunities for private sector engagement in green growth and climate change in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Savannakhet police raid weeds out marijuana crop
Police in Savannakhet province on Monday seized a large marijuana crop in Kaysone Phomvihane city’s Somsa-ath village, which a villager had clandestinely planted within a rubber plantation.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

FM joins Asean talks on regional cooperation
Laos has taken part in discussions about the direction of future Asean collaboration with China, Russia, and New Zealand during the 52nd Asean Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand this week.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

National University increases bachelor student intake
The National University of Laos (NUOL) estimates that it will accept 8,100 new students this year, up from 2018’s intake of 7,500 with more interest shown in its bachelor programmes.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on  World Day against Trafficking in Persons, July 30.


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).


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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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