Lao morning news for August 5

Lao morning news for August 5

Lao PDR morning news

Red tape slashed to ease business operations
Concrete progress has been made since Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith issued executive order No. 2 aimed at improving the business environment.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

One Year After Laos Dam Disaster 10,000 Survivors Have Returned Home But Still Struggle to Rebuild
One year after a dam collapse in Laos caused a major flooding disaster, 10,000 survivors have returned to their villages, but are still suffering hardship as they try to piece their homes and lives together.
— Relief Web

Agriculture experiences slow growth rate
The agriculture sector has not grown as anticipated, as a result of weather extremes, according to a recent government recent report.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

All sectors of society urged to help prevent human trafficking
This week the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism is organising a seminar in the south of Laos for over 55 government authorities and representatives of privately-owned tourism business in Saravan province.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

OPINION: How can we curb dengue and cut the number of fatalities?
More than 500 new cases of dengue have been recorded every day since the start of July, bringing the total number this year to 19,367 including 43 deaths, as of July 31
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

First Freight Train Service Launched from Laos
The first freight train service to and from Laos was launched yesterday, with a shipment of Beerlao crossing the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge.
— The Laotion Times

Korean association provides 10 billion kip for rural students
The Sharing Culture Arts Association of Korea has provided assistance including clothing, shoes, desks and chairs worth over 10 billion kip (US$1.3 million) to benefit disadvantaged students.
— Vientiane Times 

China, Laos organize training course on bamboo weaving
The Chinese Cultural Center in Laos, together with the Lao Handicraft Association, has organized a training course on bamboo weaving techniques, knowledge and culture.
— Xinhua

Govt, private sector collaborate on green growth in Laos
The meeting, titled Private Sector Engagement in Climate Change and Green Growth, is part of capacity building under the green urban development project.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Laos transforming farming to meet needs of Asean market
To support the process of agricultural development, the government, especially the Department of Agriculture (DOA) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, is providing policy and technical support for implementing programmes, the DOA Deputy Director General, Mr Chantha Thipphavongphanh, said when addressing the second meeting of the national project steering committee.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Xayaboury dam has not hindered water flow, officials say
Government officials have dismissed social media reports that the Xayaboury dam is slowing the flow of water to downstream sections of the Mekong.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Thai dissident band in Laos flee to France for political asylum
A Thai activist folk band who went into hiding in Laos have arrived in Paris to apply for asylum in France, a band member and activist said Saturday, after months living in fear of their safety.
— Yahoo News

Inside the ‘cult’ city of Laos
On the banks of the Mekong River in Laos is a “city” built by a cult leader and populated by demons, gods and warriors.
— News.com

 

Feature photo Remote Lands

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, August 9.

 

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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