Laos, Trying to Build Its Way to an Economic Boom, Could Be Sunk by Debt
Is Laos on the edge of an economic boom, or a bust? Six of the 11 countries in Southeast Asia have an external debt higher than the developing world average of 26 percent of gross national income,
Laos urged to speed up energy transfer to Cambodia
Cambodia has asked Laos to speed up the transmission of energy to the kingdom under a deal signed earlier this year.
— Bangkok Post
Ministry leaders comfort Chinese accident victims
The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, along with deputy ministers and ministry officials, yesterday visited and encouraged Chinese tourists who were hospitalised after being injured in a bus accident on Monday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)
Japan farewells Lao scholars, celebrates programme anniversary
Some 20 Lao students will start their advanced learning and research in Japan, supported by the Japan Human Resource Development Scholarships (JDS) and the Young Leaders Programme (YLP).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)
Floods wreak havoc in nation’s north
Some 125 families in three villages of Baeng district, Oudomxay province have been affected by floods after days of heavy rain, with property damage estimated at over 1 billion kip.
— Vientiane Times
Bus Crash in Northern Laos Leaves 13 Dead, 29 Injured
A bus crash in northern Laos has left at least 13 Chinese nationals killed, 29 injured, including two Lao nationals, with one still missing.
— The Laotian Times
Top Star Laos Open To Country Singers
The contest is open to interested people of all ages who are capable of singing and ready to be artists.
JDS 20th Anniversary Marked In Vientiane
The Japanese Embassy hosted a reception party for students and alumni of the “Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)”and the “Young Leaders Programme -YLP.”
Feature: Injured Chinese tourists tell stories of support, comfort from both motherland and Laos
About 40 km south of the northern Lao tourism hub of Luang Prabang, a tourist bus carrying more than 40 Chinese tourists careened off the road on Monday, leaving 13 people dead and 33 injured including two Lao nationals.
River of no return: Mekong faces grim future
The Mekong River is again striking record lows, threatening crop production, fish stocks and the livelihoods of 70 million people amid rampant over-development and dire warnings. But this year’s drought, the second in three years, could mark a turning point and a bleak future.
— UCA News
Top legislator meets Lao NA Vice President
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân hosted a reception for Vice President of the Lao National Assembly Bounpone Bouttanavong in Hà Nội yesterday.
— Viet Nam News
Vientiane to Vangvieng section of China-Laos expressway under construction
Photo taken on Aug. 19, 2019 shows the construction site of the Vientiane to Vangvieng section of China-Laos expressway in Laos.
Laos Upgrades Border Security
Laos has upgraded security at key border points close to Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Travel News Aisia
Newmarket chef leaves factory behind to create familiar dishes with twist
The culinary chops behind Newmarket caterer Laos-C-Chef is building his business one taste sensation at a time.
— News Market Today
Feature photo United Nations in Lao PDR
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Humanitarian Day, August 19.
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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