Lao morning news for December 26

Lao morning news for December 26

Lao PDR morning news

Laos provided Japan’s US$ 9.1-million grant for Disaster Relief, Recovery
The signing ceremony for the Exchange of Notes for a Grant Aid Project entitled “Economic and Social Development Programme” was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vientiane Capital.
— KPL 

Laos faces trade deficit, ups targets for 2020
The value of exports is targeted at US$6,422 million and the value of imports at US$6,615 million, according to a report of the planning and investment sector, which held a meeting in Vientiane on Monday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Thailand loans 8.5b baht to build road links in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar
Thailand plans to provide 8.5 billion baht (over US$281.6 million) in loans next year to Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar for the construction of four transnational roads under the Asean Connectivity initiative, Thailand’s Bangkok Post reported.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

China Laos Cooperation Committee of the China Association for Asian Economic Development unveiled
Chairman of the Thatluang Lake Specific Economic Zone, Mr Huang Guo Ping, was appointed as the first chairman of the committee.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Vietnam, Laos hold sixth ministerial consultation
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith co-chaired the sixth ministerial consultation in the northern province of Quang Ninh on December 25.
— Vietnam Plus

Lucky Air launches flights from Kunming to Laos
The airline has scheduled two flights a week on Wednesdays and Sundays, departing from Kunming at 3:35pm and arriving at Luang Prabang International Airport at 4:30pm.
— Eleven Media Group 

Thailand loans 8.5b baht to build road links in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar
Thailand plans to provide 8.5 billion baht (over US$281.6 million) in loans next year to Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar for the construction of four transnational roads under the Asean Connectivity initiative, Thailand’s Bangkok Post reported.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

New training programmes seek to boost workers’ skills
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare is taking steps to improve the quality of workers’ skills in response to the needs of the job market in Laos and the region.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Provinces With The Highest Number of Fires in 2019
Fires, both accidental and natural, are relentless in causing mass devastation to both human property and lives. But some provinces in Laos have had it worse than others.
— The Laotian Times

Vietnam, Laos hold sixth ministerial consultation
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith co-chaired the sixth ministerial consultation in the northern province of Quang Ninh on December 25.
— Vietnam Plus

Laos turns to research to accelerate poverty alleviation
Lao authorities are looking to make use of studies undertaken by think tank experts to help formulate plans and expedite poverty alleviation after learning that poverty reduction is making slow progress.
— Inquirer. Net

Vietnamese, Lao legislatures step up cooperation in ethnic affairs
The Vietnamese National Assembly’s Council for Ethnic Affairs and the Committee for Ethnic Affairs under the Lao National Assembly have agreed to step up cooperation and the exchange of professional experience.
— Vietnam Plus

Vietnam-Laos foreign ministerial-level consultation held in Quang Ninh
The annual event was attended by Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and his Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith.
— Nhan Dan 

Ministry debates way forward for health sector reform
The session was organised to encourage all the authorities involved to share their ideas on the content of the health reform strategy so that it is as comprehensive as possible.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos turns to research to accelerate poverty alleviation
The Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has initiated the research concept on community-based poverty reduction, inviting Lao experts to compete in the field.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Cultural event organised to enhance relationships between India and Laos
The Embassy of the Republic of India to the Lao PDR organized on Dec 24 at India Embassy in Vientiane a cultural event to enhance relationships and cooperation and promote cultural exchange between Laos and India.
— KPL

 

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