Lao morning news for December 6

Lao morning news for December 6

Lao PDR morning news

Govt confirms 1 million tonnes of rice for local market, export
To ensure the production of rice for export, the government, especially the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, will increase the quantity of white rice production to 35 percent of the total rice production. This will be in line with the government’s policy to promote the planting of sticky rice that has the potential for growth in most regions.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

World Bank approves additional funds for Laos poverty reduction
The World Bank’s Board of executive directors has approved additional funding of $22.5 million for Laos’ Poverty Reduction Fund-one of the Lao government’s main vehicles to address and redress rural poverty.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Lao banking officials learn international accounting regulations
As part of these steps, the Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) organised a meeting in Vientiane on Wednesday to deepen and enhance the understanding of principles of Basel II, Basel III and IFRS 9 among banking officials.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

China trains Lao representatives on policy for Free Trade Pilot Zone
The China (Chongqing) Free Trade Pilot Zone is a major part of the “Belt and Road Initiative”, a new channel for international land and sea trade. It is also linked to the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, and the strategy for the large-scale development of the western region and critical hubs.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Cold Weather Set to Continue in Laos
The much anticipated cool season has begun in earnest, with temperatures in some regions set to drop as low as 3 degrees Celcius by the end of the week.
— The Laotian Times 

Laos, Korea crunch the numbers to launch statistics website
The site features easy and convenient search functions, a broad range of easy-to-comprehend contents for general users and reference data to facilitate users with easy and fast access to information they need.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Miss Universe Laos to showcase national costume at Miss Universe contest
Ms Vichitta posted photos of herself wearing the national costume, which highlights Lao style and culture, on her Facebook page on Tuesday night. She called on her followers and all Lao people, both inside and outside the country, to support her.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos Eyes Law Change to Attract More Investments in Stock Market
Laos is poised to amend the law on securities in a bid to create more favorable conditions for state and private business units to mobilize funds from the securities market.
— The Laotian Times

T’way Air to Launch New Route between Korean city Daegu and Vientiane
South Korean low-cost airline T’way Air is to launch a new route to connect the South Korean city of Daegu and the Lao capital Vientiane.
— The Laotian Times

Retired baseball star hits lifetime home run in Laos
For older baseball fans who’ve watched the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) League since 1982 when it was launched, former Samsung Lions catcher Lee Man-soo is a player hard to miss.
— The Korea Times

Keep Louisiana Beautiful Grant Awarded to 2020 Lao New Year Festival
Wat Thammarattanaram has been selected as a recipient of the Healthy Communities Grant by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the State’s premier anti-litter and community
— News 15

Laos, FAO review climate change adaptability project
The Lao Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have reviewed the Strengthening Agro-climatic Monitoring and Information Systems (SAMIS) project, which aims to improve adaptability to climate change and food security in Laos.
— Xinhua

We are the staff’ — Taurus Ox will bring Lao food, chef-centric business model to Capitol Hill
After a couple of recent examples highlighting the challenges of big, expensive leases in Capitol Hill food and drink, a smaller player will join the scene Friday in a tight, efficient space that made Little Uncle a popular part of the neighborhood.
— Capitol Hills Seattle


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


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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