Lao morning news for February 4

Lao morning news for February 4

Lao PDR morning newsGovt draws up plan to protect Bolaven Plateau
The government is creating a plan to preserve the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos as an agricultural area and a tourist destination, putting an end to companies’ hopes to set up heavy industry plants in one of the most fertile areas of Laos.
— Vientiane Times

NCP delegation holds talks with Laos veep
A delegation of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) which is currently on a visit to Laos has met politburo member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and Vice-president Phankham Viphavanh, at the party office at Vientiane, Laos.
— The Himalayan

Lao flood victims battle dengue, malnutrition
SIX MONTHS AFTER the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoi hydropower dam in southern Laos triggered floods that swept them from their homes, survivors are now suffering from dengue fever and malnutrition.
— The Nation (very annoying popups)

Pakxong tea plantation offers visitors a refreshing break
If you would like to sample authentic organic Lao tea, there may be no better place to go than Pakxong district in Champassak province.
— Borneo Bulletin

Lao, Japanese experts debate path to sustainable development
Talks focused on ways to strengthen SMEs so they could contribute more to Laos’ development.
— Vientiane Times

Construction site of China-Laos railway as busy as ever during Spring Festival
All the key projects along the China-Laos railway are set to be completed specifically on exact dates, such as those of the tunnels to be bored through, bridges’ closure and concrete casting of substructures.
— Xinhua

What can be done to keep trucks out of the city centre during rush hour?
Ms Daly Vongphachan, a college student in Xaythany district: I think congestion on our roads is an important issue.
— Vientiane Times

Two Lao Protest Villagers Seriously Ill in Jail
Two Lao villagers detained for almost two years without trial for protesting the loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company are now seriously ill in jail, a local source says.
— Radio Free Asia

Plain of Jars could receive World Heritage status in July
Good news is expected for Laos’ Plain of Jars (Thong Hai Hin) in July when UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meets to make a decision on the site’s status, a government official said last week.
— Vientiane Times

Greetings from Cambodian, Lao ruling parties on CPV’s 89th anniversary
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has received greetings from the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee and the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Central Committee on the occasion of the CPV’s 89th founding anniversary (February 3).
— Vietnam Plus

Business approval process cut to less than two months
The time taken to complete the paperwork to start a new business has been reduced to less than two months, compared to 174 days previously.
— Vientiane Times


Feature photo Fishbio

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges Chinese New Year, 2019.


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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