Lao morning news for February 14

Lao morning news for February 14

Lao PDR morning newsAdvancing EU-ASEAN Partnership For Sustainability
In January I joined Federica Mogherini, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, in Brussels as she co-chaired the 22nd EU-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting.

Survivors of Laos’ PNPC Dam Disaster Still Struggling
Survivors of a July 2018 dam disaster described as Laos’ worst flooding in decades are still dealing with physical and mental hardship, according to an official of a South Korean-led relief effort.
— Relief Web

Goal! UEFA Champions League live on Twitter for (some) Asean fans
Football fans in four Asean member countries will be able to catch all of the action of the UEFA Champions League Round 16 direct on their smartphones or computers as the result of a deal between Goal media, Twitter, and the UEFA League.
— AEC News Today

Prioritise tourism to drive growth, minister advises
The government should continue to prioritise tourism and involve all ministries and local administrations in the promotion of tourism to drive growth, a minister has advised.
— Vientiane Times

Japan Supports Oral Health Service Programme In Laos
The government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth over US$ 320,000 for an oral health service programme in Vientiane Capital, Vientiane, Borikhamxay, Khammuan and Savannakhet.

PM to visit Brunei to strengthen bilateral cooperation
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will lead government officials on an official visit to Brunei from February 16-17.
— Vientiane Times

Beerlao Launches White Lager
Lao Brewery Company, most known as Beerlao, launched its latest alcoholic drink “Beerlao White” in Vientiane on Feb 11.

PM: Downsize state organisations, cut civil servant numbers
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith yesterday told the Ministry of Home Affairs to speed up work to downsize state organisations after learning that many state departments are too large and employ too many civil servants.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Records 8% Increase In Foreign Visitor Arrivals In 2018
Last year recorded 4.18 million foreign visitor arrivals, an increase of 8.2 per cent compared to 2017, according the Tourism Development Department, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

Japan fills hole in Laos’ oral health services
The Japanese government has provided grant assistance worth more than 2.7 billion kip (US$320,997) to improve oral and dental health services in Vientiane and in Borikhamxay, Khammuan, and Savannakhet provinces.
— Vientiane Times


Feature photo ILO in Asia and the Pacific

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of Women and Girls in Science February, 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).

Lao morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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