Lao morning news for August 8

Lao morning news for August 8

Lao PDR morning newsLao 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.

Xaythany district records city’s highest incidence of dengue
Xaythany district has chalked up the largest number of dengue fever infections in Vientiane, as more cases surface in the capital.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Indonesia’s Largest Bank Mandiri Eyes Lao Market
Indonesia’s state-owned Mandiri Bank has announced its intention to enter Laos and Cambodia.
— The Laotian Times

Savannakhet authorities seize illegal shipment of wood
Savannakhet provincial authorities last week stopped a container truck being driven by a Vietnamese national through Phin district into Vietnam, and confiscated illegally harvested timber stored inside the vehicle.
— Vientiane Times 

Lao people discuss closer integration ahead of ASEAN Day
For the ASEAN Day on Thursday, local media has released Lao citizens’ discussion over the direction the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should take to achieve closer integration.
— Xinhua

UXO, mine clearance personnel complete training programme
The Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao) and Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) have completed their first exchange training programme.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos: towards a future free from the fear of unexploded bombs
Laos is the most heavily bombed country in the world. More than 250 million cluster bombs were dropped between 1964 and 1973. The conflict ended more than 40 years ago, but the bombs that didn’t explode continue to kill, injure and hinder development in Laos.
— Relief  Web

Leadership development programme to promote successful business
Administrative officials from the government, enterprises and the private sector yesterday attended a seminar in Vientiane to learn about business leadership and ways to develop a programme for it.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Child Rights Strengthened Through Youth Participation
(KPL) To mark the 15th Anniversary of Lao Youth Media (2004 – 2019), youth media teams from Phongsaly, Bokeo, Huaphan, Xieng Khuang, Luang Namtha, Oudomxay, Sayaboury, Luang Prabang and Vientiane provinces have met in Oudoxmay to discuss progress, challenges, and ways forwards of youth media activities in the Lao PDR.

Lao company inks MOU with Sichuan public listed firm
According to the Lao-China Economic and Trade Promotion Association (LCETPA), the two sides will optimise their comparative advantages in the “Belt and Road” infrastructure and promote the implementation of the national “Belt and Road” strategic plan with concrete actions.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

PM pushes for organic crops; farmers need finance and markets
Visiting farmers in Bo-O and nearby villages on Monday, the prime minister observed that these villages, which were previously the main suppliers of crops to Vientiane markets, used to produce good quality and tasty vegetables and other crops.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos values Asean’s role in development
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith affirmed the government’s view when highlighting the achievements of the regional grouping at the Asean flag-raising ceremony held yesterday in Vientiane.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Alipay Payment Platform Set to Enter Laos
Chinese mobile payment platform Alipay is set to make a foray into Laos after Lao Development Bank (LDB) entered into an agreement with KIWI Company to roll out the service.
— The Laotian Times

True Story Of Peace And Cessation Of War Opened To The Public In 195 Countries
(KPL) As of August 2019, a book named “True Story of HWPL: Peace and Cessation of War” with the record of peacebuilding efforts by millions of global citizens and social leaders has been displayed in public institutions including libraries, schools, museums in 195 countries.

Education in ASEAN needs a revamp now
Social institutions such as education, healthcare and public housing services play a key part in a country’s soft infrastructure.
— The Asean 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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