Lao morning news for December 16

Lao morning news for December 16

Lao PDR morning news

Vietnam to Import More Energy from Laos
Vietnam has decided to import an additional 200 MW of electricity from Laos next year amid possible power shortages.
— The Laotian Times

Project to boost Lao textile exports to Europe
That was the message from Director General of the Trade Promotion Department, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Mr Xaysomphet Norasingh on Wednesday at the agreement signing ceremony between Laos and the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the Home Textiles – Laos project.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Foreign affairs officials discuss plans amid changing global environment
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith presided over the official opening ceremony of the two day-meeting at the International Cooperation Training Centre (ICTC) in Vientiane. About 500 officials including ministers, deputy provincial governors, ambassadors, Lao diplomats posted overseas and others from the ministry attended the event.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Mekong Riverside Waste Collection Day Marked
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Korean companies in Laos hosted the “2019 Mekong Riverside Waste Collection Day on the Mekong Riverside in Sisattanak district, Vientiane Capital to raise awareness of environmental protection on Dec 13.

Rice Support for Flooded Farmers
Saravan and Sekong farmers whose crops were damaged by floods in September have received rice and rice seeds donated by two power companies.

US Funding Surge Helping Laos Heal Deadly Vietnam War Legacy
It was March 2, 2014, a bright, sunny day, Bou Kham recalled, when a U.S. bomb dropped on Laos more than four decades earlier tore her right leg in half.

Lao PM Thongloun Gives Exclusive Interview in South Korea
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith gave an exclusive interview in South Korea, and where he said he expects more investment in Laos from South Korean firms.
— The Laotian Times

Civil society groups urge Laos, Thailand to investigate enforced disappearances
15 December 2019: On the seventh anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned organizations, urge the Lao and Thai governments to investigate enforced disappearances, and demand Vientiane finally reveal Sombath’s whereabouts and ensure justice for him and his family.
— Human Rights Watch

As 7th Anniversary of Lao Activist’s Disappearance Approaches, More Remain Missing
As families and rights groups prepare to mark the seventh anniversary Sunday of prominent Lao activist Sombath Somphone’s disappearance, the families of two other missing activists are lamenting the lack of answers from the communist government on their loved ones.

Interview: Building Laos-China community with shared future brings benefits to peoples: Lao official
Building Laos-China community with a shared future brings benefits to Lao and Chinese peoples, a high-ranking Lao official told Xinhua.
— Xinhua

Lao minister visits Xinhua for 2nd Laos-China Belt and Road Cooperation Forum
Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune, Lao Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism visited the headquarters of Xinhua News Agency here on Sunday for the forthcoming Second Laos-China Belt and Road Cooperation Forum.
— Xinhua

Vientiane authorities get motoring on electric tricycle inspections
Head of the transportation management division under Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department, Mr Sivone Subthavy told Vientiane Times yesterday the department will soon cooperate with traffic police and other involved sectors to inspect all electric tricycles and motorcycle sidecars in the capital.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Region discusses new funding to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria
The four sessions of the regional conference emphasised innovative approaches to achieve sustainability of the intervention in Global Fund grants and discussion on technical assistance and expertise possibilities for beneficiary countries. Participants presented projects funded by the Five Percent Initiative in the region, and the whole session gave an overview of the epidemiological trends of the three diseases in the region.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Asean meeting synchronising improved health services for needy
The two-day regional workshop concluding today on identifying policies and strategies to improve health services for ethnic groups and vulnerable populations in the Greater Mekong Sub-region is being technically and financially supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) via the Health Security Project.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

UNDP launches inequalities analysis in Laos
The 2019 edition of UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) on “Beyond Income, Beyond Averages, Beyond Today,” Inequalities in Human Development in the 21st Century was launched in Vientiane on Monday, on the same day as it was launched globally in Bogotá, Colombia.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Government bonds to be traded on Lao Securities Exchange in December
Following the previous bond offering worth 1,700 billion kip in September, bonds worth 412.57 billion kip were sold out after several months of LSX trade and the remainder are scheduled for trade from December 18-24, with payment of interest twice a year, according to information provided at a news conference in Vientiane yesterday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Migrants Day, December 18.


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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