Lao morning news for December 24

Lao morning news for December 24

Lao PDR morning newsTigers Extinct in Laos
That’s the conclusion of a detailed new study that found no evidence wild tigers still exist in the country.
— Scientific American

Vietnamese, Lao investment ministers talk cooperation
Hailing new progress in coordination between the two ministries, Dung said both sides have facilitated visits by officials and held a conference in June 2019 to share professional expertise.
— Nhan Dan  

China digs Laos in deeper with flurry of SEZs
After opening its borders to China’s dam builders and railway engineers, Laos is looking for Chinese companies to invest in the special economic zones (SEZs) mushrooming up all over the country. But observers question these projects, and worry about the small communist nation’s mounting debt.
— Asia Nikkei Review (paywall)

Laos, China’s Yibin to boost trade, tourism
Chairman of the Yibin Committee, Chinese Chamber of Commerce to Laos representative, officials from the information, culture and tourism and agriculture and forestry sectors along with agribusiness entrepreneurs and tourism operators from Laos and China attended the conference.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Laos eyes increase in domestic tourism in 2020
On top of this, the government expects to attract about 4.7 million international visitors in 2020 and generate revenue of more than US$900 million.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Chinese exhibition celebrates Macao’s 20th anniversary
Lecturers, students and senior officials from Lao and Chinese organisations enjoyed a photo exhibition in Vientiane on Friday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of China’s special administrative region of Macao.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Japan provides grant for disaster relief
The Japanese government has agreed to provide a grant of more than 80.7 billion kip (US$9.1 million) to carry out a project titled “Economic and Social Development Programme”.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Domestic Tourism Targeted for 2020
The Lao government has announced it will begin promoting domestic tourism next year as a way to boost tourism in addition to attracting foreign arrivals.
— The Laotian Times

Champassak farmers replant flood-hit rice crop
Provincial authorities are supporting farmers to plant over 5,000 hectares of rice and over 30,000 hectares of other crops after they lost a large amount of rice when floods inundated their fields in the rainy season.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt demands transparency in civil servant recruitment
The government will impose a strict and transparent process for the selection of civil servants next year as part of efforts to recruit state employees who are properly qualified.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Xayaboury to stage annual rice festival
A raft of colourful activities will take place during the Kong Khao Yai festival (rice festival) to be held from January 7-12 in Phieng district, Xayaboury province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt eyes increase in domestic tourism in 2020
The government will focus on encouraging Lao travellers to holiday within the country next year to boost domestic tourism in line with the national socio-economic development plan.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Xayaboury to stage annual rice festival
The district’s Deputy Governor, Ms Sengaphone Keobuahome, told Vientiane Times that this year the festival would feature a varied programme including performances by local ethnic groups, a Miss Beauty contest, and a local foods competition.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Four billion kip raised by BCEL OneHeart given to Attapeu flood victims
The bank set up the BCEL OneHeart fundraiser to help the victims of a flood caused by the collapse of a dam in the southern province on July 23, 2018, which resulted in widespread property damage and loss of life.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Although faint, Khaen music remains a backdrop to Lao life
But the fact is that the sound of the khaen is ever present, mostly on days of national importance or at events taking place in an Asean context.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Wat Sisaket Gets New Toilet Named After Korean City
The World Toilet Association and South Korea’s city of Suwon have joined hands and installed a new toilet in Wat Sisaket in Vientiane.
— The Laotian Times


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