Macroeconomic stability in Laos amidst uncertainty
The medium-term economic outlook for Laos is favourable but subject to risks, including a volatile global economic environment, according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s Lao Economic Monitor.
— Vientiane Times
Russian de-miners in Laos clear 52 hectares of mines
Russian de-miners deployed to Laos have cleared 52 hectares of mines, Head of the Russian engineering troops Lieutenant General Yuri Stavitsky told the Krasnaya Zvezda (or Res Star) newspaper.
Laos Receives Yak-130 Combat Jet Trainers
Russia has supplied Laos with four Yakovlev Yak-130 advanced jet trainers constructed at the Irkut Corporation’s plant in Irkutsk under a controversial deal, of which full details have yet to emerge.
— AIN Online
Chinese engineering firm offers charity clinics to Lao villagers
PowerChina Sinohydro Bureau 3 Co., LTD, a Chinese engineering company that is building the fourth section of the China-Laos railway in northern Laos’ Luang Prabang province, has offered charity clinics to the local villagers.
— Khmer Times
Military parade held to celebrate 70th anniv. of founding of Lao People’s Armed Forces
A Yak-130 advanced jet trainer flies low in the air during a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Lao People’s Armed Forces in Vientiane, Laos, Jan. 20, 2019.
More women benefit from training, access to jobs
More than 20,000 women took training courses or entered the job market in the agriculture and forestry, industrial andservice industry sectors during 2018.
— Vientiane Times
China-aided hospital building handed over to Laos
The handover and opening ceremony of the China-aided comprehensive medical building of Lao Military Hospital 103 has been held in Lao capital Vientiane.
Lao Defence Minister receives former Vietnamese soldiers, experts
Lao Defence Minister Gen. Chansamone Chanyalath received former volunteer soldiers and advisors of Vietnam in Vientiane on January 19, saying that his country never forgets the enormous support and sacrifice that they gave to its revolutionary cause.
Lao President calls on army to safeguard nation’s interests
Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit has called on the Lao people’s Army to make wide-range improvements and be ready to fulfill its task to safeguard the nation’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
What to see, eat, drink and where to sleep in Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Prabang is Laos’ second largest city but arguably its biggest tourist draw due to its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a protection it was awarded in 1995.
Facebook meets with cybercrime experts to fight ‘fake news’ spread
Facebook representatives met with the Kingdom’s anti-cybercrime department on Friday to foster cooperation in the fight against fake news.
— Eleven Myanmar
Victims of Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy dam collapse in Laos languish in shelters as aid, supplies dry up
Even six months after the collapse of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower dam, which washed away numerous homes in southern Laos, the victims are still having to live in temporary shelters with no certainty about their future.
— The Straits Times
Mongolian parliamentary delegation visits Laos
Mongolian parliamentary delegation headed by Yo.Baatarbileg, head of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Policy, Education, Culture and Science and head of the Mongolia-Laos Parliamentary Group in Mongolian Parliament, and Sh.Radnaased, head of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice paid an official visit to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on January 17-19, Montsame reported.
— AKI Press
Feature photo Asian Development Bank
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of Education, January 24.
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