Lao morning news for August 7

Lao morning news for August 7

Lao PDR morning newsStudents get lessons from UN on human trafficking prevention
Students from secondary schools and the National University of Laos met in Vientiane recently to learn about human trafficking, especially how to counter trafficking in persons under the rule of international law.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Protest Villagers Held Since 2017 Have Been Sentenced
Nine Lao villagers held for over two years for protesting the loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from two to six years, sources in the communist Southeast Asian state said.
— RFA

A Year On, 70% of Attapeu Flood Victims Return Home
About 70 percent of survivors have returned to their villages a year after the catastrophic dam collapse last year in Attapeu, amid ongoing efforts to rehabilitate flood victims.
— The Laotian Times

Feature: Chinese workers overcome harsh conditions for China-Laos connectivity project
Workers of China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group (CREC-5) use ice blocks to cool off at the China-Laos railway Ban Konlouang Tunnel construction site in the Namor District of Oudomxay Province,
— Global Times

Flag hoisting ceremony in Laos celebrates ASEAN’s 52nd anniversary
The event was chaired by Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith, and attended by ASEAN and dialogue partners’ ambassadors in Laos, along with representatives from international organisations.
— Nhan Dan

Military libraries of Vietnam, Laos foster collaboration
The Military Libraries of Vietnam and Laos held a conference in Vientiane on August 5 to review their cooperation over the past years and seek future collaboration orientations.
— Vietnam plus

Irrigation system to provide water for 1,500 hectares of crops
The project was officially handed over yesterday by the developer to the Vientiane government in Dongkhuay village, Xaythany district.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Govt prioritises disaster recovery programme
Despite budget constraints, disaster recovery remains a top priority for the government to sustain growth in the agriculture sector and alleviate poverty in local communities.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao barber wages marketing fight against foreign-owned shops
The owner of a barber shop in Vientiane could be the first Lao woman to publicly declare competition with the growing number of foreign-owned hair stylists.
— Vientiaine Times (paywall)

Chinese mastermind behind Lao casino heist arrested
The alleged ringleader of a band of robbers who pulled off a heist at the Kings Roman casino in Laos earlier this year has been arrested by Thai police in a province south of Bangkok.
— Asia One

Lao ministry allows more wood products for export
The ministry has specified three main categories of wood product – planted wood products, natural wood products, and rattan and bamboo products.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

China, Laos to enhance law enforcement, security cooperation
BZhao Kezhi, Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security, held talks with Lao Minister of Public Security Police Lt. Gen. Vilay Lakhamphong here Tuesday, and both sides expressed the willingness to enhance law enforcement cooperation between the two countries.
— Xinhua

Lao local authorities aim to make newly-listed world heritage site more visitor friendly
Xieng Khuang provincial authorities in Laos plan to install more facilities at the Plain of Jars to make the area more visitor friendly, in anticipation of a tourist influx following its listing as a World Heritage Site this year.
— Brink Wire

Hot on the tracks of China-Laos railway construction
Rainy season is relatively cool in late July for the Namor District of Oudomxay Province, some 400 kilometers north of the Lao capital Vientiane, while at the Ban Konlouang Tunnel construction site inside the mountains there, Chinese workers are sweating.
— Global Times

LDB, KIWI join for Alipay transactions in Laos
Chinese investors and companies will soon be able to conduct transactions through the Alipay system in Laos.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

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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