Lao morning news for December 9

Lao morning news for December 9

Lao PDR morning news

Laos, China’s Yunnan promote development in northern Lao provinces
The agreement was signed at a meeting to coordinate cooperation between the northern provinces of Laos and Yunnan province, held recently in Kunming capital of Yunnan province.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

The Mekong River Dying a Slow But Most Certain Death
A confluence of drought and dams along the Mekong River has renewed concerns about the future of the 4,700-kilometer waterway. Upon which tens of millions of people depend for their livelihoods in China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
— Chiang Rai Times

Vietnam-Laos trade hits 940 million USD in ten months
Trade cooperation was a spotlight of the Vietnam-Laos relationship in the first ten months of this year, with revenue reaching 940 million USD.
— Vietnam Plus

One Vietnamese, four Lao men caught trafficking heroin
Hai Phong City police have busted what they say is a transnational drug trafficking ring, arresting one Vietnamese and four Lao men.
— VN Express

TAT keen to entice high-income Lao tourists
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will continue to push health and wellness tourism and shopping to draw high-income tourists from Laos.
— Bangkok Post

Booming regional meth industry – Thailand, Myanmar, China and Laos
A UN Drugs and Crime report released this year states that the methamphetamine trade is now worth a staggering US$30-61 billion per year in East and South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh.
— The Thaiger

Laos govt highlights efforts against graft for anti-corruption day
President of the Government Inspection Authority and Head of the Anti-Corruption Authority, Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Bounthong Chitmany made the comment during a ceremony to mark International Anti-Corruption Day in Vientiane yesterday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos, Asean Plus countries discussing cooperation in clearing mines
The meeting heard on Tuesday that unexploded ordnance of war still poses a threat to human security in the region and around the world.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Vientiane Expressway No 1 Project pays second installment of compensation worth over US$4 millions
The owners of 92 plots of land, measuring a total of 344,671 sq m, that were impacted by the project in Xaythany and Xayxettha districts of Vientiane gathered at a hall in Xaythany to receive the money on Thursday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Agricultural, economic censuses to promote Lao growth
Representatives from relevant government departments, international organisations and development partners gathered for a meeting in Vientiane yesterday to learn about the requirements, work plan and contributions for conducting LCA III and EC III across the country.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

South Korea fund to provide nearly US$44 million for water supply projects in Laos
This was decided at a meeting between representatives of EDCF and the Lao government that discussed ways to implement these projects.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Unforgettable journey to a mysterious Plain of Jars site
The Plain of Jars, located on a plateau in central Laos, gets its name from the more than 2,100 tubular-shaped megalithic stone jars used for funerary practices in the Iron Age.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

President receives Vietnam’s Minister of Justice
President Bounnhang Vorachit received on Dec 6 a courtesy call from the Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long who is on a working visit to the Lao PDR between Dec 5-7.

Laos, R. Korea exchange lessons on E-government
The E-government Centre, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications of Laos in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and Safety of the Republic of Korea held a workshop on E-government development in Laos and the Republic of Korea in Vientiane, Lao PDR on Dec 5.


Feature photo Ashley Scott Kelly 

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Mountain Day, December 11.


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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