Lao morning news for August 26

Lao morning news for August 26

Lao PDR morning news

World Bank: Lao current account deficit remains high
Loas’ current account deficit is expected to widen to 12 per cent this year as imports are projected to grow faster than exports, according to a recent report from the World Bank.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Laos Troops Have Encroached on Cambodian Soil, Army Says
Laotian troops have been encroaching on Cambodian territory in the border province of Preah Vihear for more than a week, with Laos claiming the territory as its own, military officials said on Friday.
— VOD

Cambodia Playing up Border Tensions With Laos to Distract From Sam Rainsy Return: Analysts
Tensions along the border between Cambodia and Laos are likely being exaggerated by Cambodia’s government as part of a bid to distract the public from the impending return of acting opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) chief Sam Rainsy from self-imposed exile, analysts said Friday.
— RFA

Cambodia, Laos agree to pull back troops from undemarcated border area
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said he had held a telephone conversation with his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith on Saturday morning, reaching an agreement to withdraw both sides’ troops from an undemarcated border area.
— Xinhua

Moon to visit Thailand, Myanmar, Laos next week
South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to make a tour of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos as part of his key diplomatic initiative of strengthening Seoul’s partnerships with Southeast Asian nations, Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday.
— Yonhap News Agency

Laos-Japan Friendship Park To Be Opened In Coming September
The Laos-Japan Friendship Park has been expected to be opened for public use in coming September, one month before its handover.
— KPL

Champassak advisory centre to strengthen business in southern provinces
The centre was officially opened on Wednesday. The ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce Mr Somchith Inthamith, Champassak provincial Deputy Governor Mr Bouasone Vongsongkone, and representatives of the Champassak provincial Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

ADB funds Nam Ngum reservoir development
Director of Vientiane province’s Department of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Khamfong Buathong, told Vientiane Times yesterday that construction is expected to begin next year.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos to preserve Bolaven Plateau as green development zone
According to a government media release on Wednesday, a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith advised the Lao Economic Research Institute, which is in charge of the Bolaven Plateau integrated development plan, to improve the draft of the plan before resubmitting it to the government.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Vang Vieng Moves Closer to Becoming Laos’s Official Tourism Town
The Lao government laid out its plan to nurture Vang Vieng district into the country’s “official tourism town” by 2020, and signs are emerging that this goal is one step closer to completion.
— The Laotian Times

Facts About Comprehensive Sexuality Education
Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) plays a central role in the preparation of young people for a safe, productive, fulfilling and empowering life, live freely from HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence (GBV) and gender inequality.
— KPL

All Chinese tourists injured in bus mishap in Laos fly back
With the last five injured Chinese tourists getting on a flight back on Saturday, all the injured in a road accident in northern Laos have flown back to China so far.
— Xinhua

Facts About Comprehensive Sexuality Education
Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) plays a central role in the preparation of young people for a safe, productive, fulfilling and empowering life, live freely from HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence (GBV) and gender inequality.
— KPL

Laos-Japan Friendship Park To Be Opened In Coming September
The Laos-Japan Friendship Park has been expected to be opened for public use in coming September, one month before its handover.
— KPL

Queqi Media Culture: China and Laos Build China-Laos Economic Corridor and Build Community of Common Destiny
A few days ago, the Laos government released a report predicting that the GDP growth rate will be 6.7% in 2019, the industry will become the biggest driving force.
— Globa Banking Finace Review

Moon bear cubs rescued from cages in Laos after being kept illegally
The five animals were the latest to be rescued by Free The Bears, which has proved unstoppable when it comes finding illegally owned pets.
— Metro

Cambodia Playing up Border Tensions With Laos to Distract From Sam Rainsy Return: Analysts
Tensions along the border between Cambodia and Laos are likely being exaggerated by Cambodia’s government as part of a bid to distract the public from the impending return of acting opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) chief Sam Rainsy from self-imposed exile, analysts said Friday.
— RFA

Tea Banh: No confrontation on Cambodia-Laos border
Minister of National Defence Tea Banh dismissed media reports on Sunday of a tense border confrontation between Cambodian and Lao troops, putting the incident down to a “misunderstanding” as the area had yet to be fully demarcated.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

Feature photo Sombath Somphone

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of the Victims of Enforced DisappearancesAugust 30.

 

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