Lao morning news for August 27

Lao morning news for August 27

Lao PDR morning news

Laos to Join Regional Electric Vehicle Boom
Laos has launched a new electric vehicle project, joining its neighbors in Southeast Asia where the growth of the EV market is set to boom.
— The Laotian Times

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam plan closer cooperation
The new draft document, titled Framework for CLMV Development, was tabled for discussion at a CLMV Senior Officials Meeting held in Vientiane and presided over by the Acting Director of the Department of Economic Affairs, and CLMV Senior Officials Meeting leader for Laos, Mr Virasak Somphong.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

U.S. Supports Tech Skills Training For Lao Youth
On Aug 22, the U.S. Embassy partnered with the Lao tech-incubator firm TOH-LAO as well as top tech firms including Facebook to officially launch the AC STEM Lab – a training programme designed to cultivate and grow the number of highly skilled workers available for employment in the tech sector in Laos.

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.
— Antara News

Viet Nam and Laos mark 70 years of Geneva Conventions
Imagine your village has been attacked, your family is scattered and you have been taken captive. Blindfolded, you are shuffled into a truck crowded in by your captors.
— Relief Web

Nanjingers Killed in Laos Crash Highlight SEAsia Travel Concerns
As the last of those injured in the bus crash in Laos 1 week ago that claimed the lives of 13 Chinese nationals return to Nanjing, safety concerns when traveling in less-developed countries across Southeast Asia are back in the spotlight.
— The Nanjinger

Nation’s first digital forensics lab opens
The country’s first digital forensics laboratory opened on Friday at the General Police Department of the Ministry of Public Security.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Rising river levels pose increasing threat
Persistent rainfall from northern to central regions will see river levels continue to rise, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department has warned.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Rural women boost job prospects with training courses
Laos and the Republic of Korea are jointly enabling disadvantaged women across Laos to improve their skills so they can boost their income, through carefully designed training courses held in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times (paywall) 

Asiatic black bear cubs rescued in remote Laos
Five Asiatic black bear cubs were rescued from a remote stretch of northern Laos and are being nursed back to health at a sanctuary, NGO Free the Bears said Monday (Aug 26), calling the one-day rescue the largest in its 24-year history.
— Channel News Asia

MICT issues official report on Chinese tour bus accident
Speaking at a press conference on August 22, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICT), Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara, said the government had also instructed the use of appropriate measures to address this incident in line with Lao law.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos partnering with int’l bodies in war against drugs
The issue was reported on at the 14th High Level Illicit Drug Sector Working Group and Mini-Dublin Group meeting in Vientiane last week.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao firms demand regulation of illegal imports
“Many Lao firms are suffering from lost business because they can’t compete with their rivals who import goods illegally,” the Executive Vice President of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr Daovone Phachanthavong told Vientiane Times last Wednesday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos seeks border market construction aid from Vietnam
The proposed plan will help bolster cross-border trade. It will also be a step towards the goal set by the two countries to boost the value of bilateral trade by 10 to 15 percent this year.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Germany Contributes EUR 4 M To Dual-Cooperative Training In Laos
The government of Germany has contributed EUR 4 million to Dual-Cooperative Training (DCT) through the Vocational Education Lao PDR (VELA) project phase 2.

Feature: Lao Chinese heartfully care for road mishap victims from China
After 13 Chinese nationals were killed and 31 others injured in a tourist bus crash near northern Lao town of Luang Prabang on Monday, Lao Chinese and overseas Chinese volunteers from various walks of life in Laos have spontaneously participated in the rescue and care work for the victims, acting just like “family members”.
— Xinhua

Cambodia, Laos border talks resume
Cambodia and Laos have agreed to withdraw troops from disputed territory near the border in Preah Vihear province in a bid to ease tension between the two countries and move forward with border negotiations.
— The Manila Times

Legislator meets RoK, Lao delegates on AIPA 40 sidelines
Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for External Relations Nguyen Van Giau had separate meetings with former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Lee Seok-hyun and Chairman of the Lao National Assembly’s External Relations Committee Eksavang Vongichit on August 26.
— Vietnam Plus


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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