Lao morning news for December 5

Lao morning news for December 5

Lao PDR morning news

Weathermen predict ongoing cold snap
Meteorologists are warning the country of an ongoing dip in temperatures as well as heavy fogs and winds in northern regions from December 4-8.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Chinese-Owned Factory in Laos Causes Health Scare, Foul Smells in Nearby Villages
A Chinese-owned factory in Laos that recently started operations is causing noise and air pollution that affect the health of nearby residents in the country’s Bolikhamxay province.
— RFA  

Lao PDR: Additional World Bank Funding Approved for Poverty Reduction Fund
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved on Dec 2 US$22.5 million in additional funding for the Poverty Reduction Fund, one of the Lao PDR’s main vehicles to address rural poverty.

China-Laos railway rail-welding yard put into operation
On the 44th anniversary of the funding of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on Dec 2, the China Railway No.2 Engineering Group (CREC-2) has welded the first 500-metre-long rail for the China-Laos railway project in the Lao capital Vientiane.
— Eleven Media Group 

Laos to improve emergency medical response to natural disasters
A meeting for Emergency Medical Team Coordination Mechanism for Public Health Response in the Lao capital Vientiane is aimed at improving the skills of emergency medical teams (EMTs) to help save the lives of patients during natural disasters.
— Xinhua

Central bank expects more investment in securities market
Lao enterprises will find it easier to use the securities market as a platform to mobilise investment after the National Assembly approves the amended Law on Securities, according to the top official of the Bank of the Lao PDR.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

WB approves additional funding for poverty reduction
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors have approved additional funding of US$22.5 million for Laos’ Poverty Reduction Fund-one of the government’s main vehicles to address and redress rural poverty.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao-Chinese joint venture to produce pharmaceutical drugs
Various kinds of medicinal products are expected to be manufactured to supply future demand and reduce imports.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

R. Korea’s President’s Message upon Concluding ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit and Mekong-ROK Summit
We cannot expand our national territory, but we can broaden the scope of our lives and ideas as much as possible.

Japan Supports Improving Basic Education for Children of Ethnic Minorities in Oudomxay
The government of Japan provided grant assistance worth USD 526,999 to support basic education for children of ethnic minorities in Oudomxay Province of the Lao PDR.

Laos to improve emergency medical response to natural disasters
A meeting for Emergency Medical Team Coordination Mechanism for Public Health Response in the Lao capital Vientiane is aimed at improving the skills of emergency medical teams (EMTs) to help save the lives of patients during natural disasters.
— Xinhua

Laos and Russia to Hold Laros 2019 Joint Military Exercises
The first Russian-Lao military exercises, Laros 2019, will take place in Laos from 10-19 December.
— The Laotian Times

Chairman of Presidential Office meets Lao Party leader
Member of the Party Central Committee and Chairman of the Presidential Office Dao Viet Trung met Party General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith in Vientiane on December 4.
— Vietnam Plus

Building Synergy On Ending Unmet Needs For Family Planning In Laos By 2030 After Nairobi Summit
UNFPA Laos convened a family planning advocacy meeting in Luang Prabang Province, Lao PDR, to garner support from relevant sectors to jointly address the unmet needs of family planning in Laos.
— KPL 

Lao govt prioritises one-stop service to improve business environment
At the recent 12th Lao Business Forum (LBF) in Vientiane, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith urged the public and private sectors to strengthen their coordination and cooperation to improve the country’s business environment through the use of measures such as the one-stop service arranged by the government.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Laos ministry issues regulation for village financial administration
Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Douangdy signed the ministerial decision on village finances on November 11, making it clear that village authorities are required to submit their income and expenditure plans for the district authorities to consider and approve.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Community spirit eases the workload at harvest time
The people of Namdee village in Namtha district don’t need money when it comes to harvest time because, unlike most other places in Laos, they don’t have to pay for hired labour.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Leaders greeted on the 44th Anniversary of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
President Bounnhang Vorachit and other Party and government leaders on Friday received a courtesy call from representatives of foreign diplomatic corps and international organisations at the Presidential Palace on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on National Day, December 2.


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