Lao morning news for August 29

Lao morning news for August 29

Lao PDR morning news

Laos, Vietnam urged to increase security participation
The National Assembly’s security commission has requested its Lao and Vietnamese counterparts to increase their participation in curbing transnational crimes such as timber and drug smuggling, and human trafficking.
— Khmer Times

What’s Next After the New Cambodia-Laos Border Tensions?
Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Cambodia and Laos had reached agreement for both sides to withdraw troops from an undemarcated border area
— The Diplomat

Tropical storm Podul set to hit Laos today
Tropical storm Podul is on track to lash northern, southern and central areas of the country and everyone should be on the alert for heavy rain and winds due to storm activity from August 29 to September 1.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

6th Australia-Lao Human Rights Dialogue
Australia and the Lao PDR held their 6th Human Rights Dialogue on 12 August 2019 in Canberra.
— Mirage News

New Xieng Khuang secondary school over 70 percent complete
Construction of the new secondary Phonesavanh School in Phonmixay village, Paek district, Xieng Khuang province is now over 70 percent complete and authorities expect the project to be complete at the beginning of next year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

UN-Lao partnership centres on people’s wellbeing
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Vientiane Times on Monday, Ms Sara Sekkenes, who assumed the post of UN Resident Coordinator in the Lao PDR in May, said the UN’s top priority globally was to help its member states to fulfil the 2030 UN agenda with the key message “to leave no one behind”.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Vientiane province warns it will rescind licences for inactive projects
Speaking on the occasion of his recent appointment to the post, provincial Governor Mr Khamphanh Sitthidampha told the media his authorities will scrutinise 92 development projects for which contracts with the province have been signed.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Ministry corrects Laos-Cambodia border situation report restive
Speaking at a press conference held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, the Office’s Deputy Director General, Mr Anousine Khattiyalath, said the situation at Selamphao upstream on the Laos-Cambodia border was normal.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos, Cambodia to Withdraw Border Troops Tomorrow
Laos and Cambodia have agreed to withdraw their troops completely from the countries’ shared northern border as tensions ease.
— The Laotian Times

Improved Management Puts Hin Nam No On Track Towards UNESCO World Heritage Status
Hin Nam No National Protected Area in Laos and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam together form one of the geologically and biologically most outstanding

ICBC Donates Computers To Schools In Vientiane
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) has presented 30 computers and three laptops to the Ministry of Education and Sports to distribute to 11 secondary schools and primary schools in Vientiane Capital.

Hongsa District Agricultural Promotion Cooperative Donated Water Filtering Equipment
Hongsa District Agricultural Promotion Cooperative, Xayaboury province has received water filtering equipment worth over 100,000 baht from by the Hongsa Power Company.

Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam formulate tourism development plan
Tourism officials from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (CLV) are discussing a draft plan on tourism development in the triangle area covering 13 provinces of the three countries.
— Xinhua

Mongolia and Laos hold consultative meeting
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Battsetseg Batmukh is on a working visit to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on August 26-28, Montsame reports.
— AKI Press

Banh: No Laos spat at border
Minister of National Defence Tea Banh on Wednesday agreed with a senior Lao government official that recent media reports of a military confrontation at the border were “exaggerated information”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MedWatch Today: Healthcare Heroes, Shelby Magee and Maisa Lao
Two externs in the emergency department at Community Regional Medical Center jumped into immediate action to save a patient’s life when that patient was choking on food. We’re honoring those two externs this week as our healthcare heroes.
— Your Centralvalley


Feature photo Sombath Somphone

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