Lao morning news for February 5

Lao morning news for February 5

Lao PDR morning newsLao 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 popup)

Laos continues to deepen military ties with Russia but risks Chinese backlash
On January 20, Russian tanks and armored cars drove through the streets of the Lao capital of Vientiane. The tanks were the new centrepiece of a military parade to honour the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Lao People’s Armed Forces (LPAF).
— Asean Today

Lao Airlines expects Chinese bookings to reach new heights
Lao Airlines staff believe the number of Chinese customers could surge to 241,500 this year.
— Vientiane Times

Laos doubles revenue from furniture sales to China
The export value of wood furniture products sold by Laos to China in 2018 is estimated to have doubled after the government encouraged more productivity and sales.
— The Jakarta Post

Chinese, Vietnamese celebrate Lunar New Year in Vientiane
Vietnamese and Chinese folk in Vientiane yesterday began Lunar New Year celebrations with many taking the opportunity to gather with family and friends to kick off the traditional festivities.
— Vientiane Times

Starting A New Business In Laos? Regulated Sector List Worth Perusing
Engaging on a new business venture is serious and potentially stressful business at the best of times, but a new list with information on regulated sectors is set to ease the minds of more investors considering the big dive in Laos.
— Laotian Times

Public officials urged to set road safety example
Vientiane policymakers have proposed that Party and state officials should set an example in adhering to traffic regulations and that those breaking the rules should be subject to an additional penalty.
— Vientiane Times

TCEB, Bangkok Airways Launch Redefined’ Campaign To Attract More Corporate Groups From CLMV
(KPL) With the number of MICE travellers from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) growing by 206% in 2018 and the opening of many new attractions, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and Bangkok Airways launch the redefined campaign with a lower requirement of only 30 people to encourage more outbound corporate meetings and incentives from the four countries to Thailand.


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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