Lao morning news for December 10

Lao morning news for December 10

Lao PDR morning news

Thanh Hoa, Lao province promote youth cooperation
The youth unions of the central province of Thanh Hoa and Houaphanh province of Laos have agreed to step up collaboration from 2019-2022 under a recently-signed agreement.
— Vietnam Plus

Vietnamese, Lao news agencies forge cooperation to raise information quality
The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Laos news agency Khaosan Pathet Lao (KPL) have agreed to cooperate to improve information quality in 2020.
— Viet Nas News

GMS officials discuss opportunities in fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Malaria
Participants from Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand were reunited on Friday Dec 6 at Institut Français in Vientiane, Laos to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the new funding cycle of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the Greater Mekong.
— KPL 

General public seeking salary hike amid growing inflation
The general public wants the National Assembly (NA) to push the government to increase salaries for officials to keep pace with the rising cost of living, according to a senior NA official.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Migrant Goes Missing, Friends Suspect Government Abduction
A Lao migrant who had been living in Thailand lost contact with his friends and relatives after visiting family in Laos last month, leading his contacts to suspect that Lao authorities might have abducted him over his involvement in a pro-democracy protest at the Lao embassy in Bangkok.

Laos-Vietnam promote tourism cooperation to strengthen bilateral ties
Laos and Vietnam have discussed plans on tourism cooperation, aiming to attract more visitors and strengthen ties between the two countries.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

U.S. Provides 100,000 Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits for Early Malaria Detection, Treatment
Continuing the United States’ leading support to the Lao PDR in its mission to eliminate malaria by 2030, U.S. Ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter presented 100,000 rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits to Dr. Phouthone Muoangpak, Vice Minister of Health, at a handover ceremony in Vientiane on Dec 6.
— KPL 

Vietnam Cultural Week Held in Vientiane
Vietnam Cultural Week 2019 was launched at the Lao National Culture Hall in Vientiane, on December 5, with a show featuring folk dances and music performance by artists of the Vietnam National Music, Song and Dance Theatre.

Thai tourism celebrates 2 million inbound tourists from Laos
The Thai state tourism body on Monday announced its achievement of targeting 2 million inbound tourists from Laos.
— Infosurhoy

Requiem for Vietnamese martyrs in Laos
A requiem was held in Vientiane on December 9 for Vietnamese martyrs who laid down their lives in Laos, with the participation of high-ranking officials of the host country, and representatives of various Vietnamese authorities and community in Laos.
— Vietnam Plus

Lao Migrant Goes Missing, Friends Suspect Government Abduction
A Lao migrant who had been living in Thailand lost contact with his friends and relatives after visiting family in Laos last month, leading his contacts to suspect that Lao authorities might have abducted him over his involvement in a pro-democracy protest at the Lao embassy in Bangkok.
— Big News Network

Nam Theun 2 agrees to support Khammuan sustainable skills development
Khammuan province’s Technical-Vocational College and Nam Theun 2 Power Company Ltd have signed a new cooperation agreement on sustainable local skills development for the hydropower sector.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

NA closes with support for domestic development agenda
The National Assembly (NA) conference has concluded with the adoption of several legal documents aimed to create favourable conditions for the government to implement the national socio-economic development plan.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane, Pakxe set in motion wastewater, solids treatment project
Vientiane and Pakxe are set to improve waste management and treatment services, including collection, waste-to-resource opportunities, and wastewater treatment.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Switzerland increases employment opportunities for local disadvantaged
The government of Switzerland has provided a budget of US$8.6 million to assist vocational training and employment support for disadvantaged people in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

German NGO project gives leg up to Lao agriculture, SMEs
Representatives from the government, GIZ, and related sectors attended a project review committee meeting in Vientiane on Thursday to appraise the initiative as well as discuss challenges in its implementation over the first six months of this year.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao National Assembly closes with support for domestic development agenda
The 8th session of the 8th legislature’s closing ceremony took place on Friday at the NA grand meeting at Km 6 in Vientiane with President Bounnhang Vorachit, NA President Pany Yathotou and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith attending the event.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao J-Pop Girl Group LaoNavy Performs in Japan
LaoNavy has now made its very first Japanese debut. The group performed in Japan for the first time in the western city of Kumamoto, the same city that will soon see flights from Lao Airlines connecting it with Laos.
— The Laotian Times

Laos, US Conduct 14th Annual Defense Dialogue
senior officials of the Ministry of National Defense (MND) met with U.S. Ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter and senior officials from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) for the 14th Lao-United States Bilateral Defense Dialogue (BDD).

New Data Reveals Progress On Nutritional Status of Children
New data on the progress on the nutritional status of children was shared today, Dec 9, in Vientiane using the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN), which aims at strengthening information systems for nutrition to prevent malnutrition and its consequences, showing advancement on implementing the National Nutrition Strategy.

A Luang Prabang Beauty Crowned Miss Laos 2019
Vinada Phisalath from Laung Prabang was crowned Miss Laos 2019 in the final night of the pageant concluded in Vientiane Capital on Dec 7 as Joan Phothivath, from Vientiane Capital, was announced first runner-up and Soudavone Patsaphan from Champassak as the second runner-up.


Feature photo Ashley Scott Kelly 

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Mountain Day, December 11.


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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