Lao morning news for January 23

Lao morning news for January 23

Lao PDR morning newsImpacts on the construction of China’s Huong River in Laos
Lao people in Pongsaly affected by U Nam 4 and 7 dam projects are facing a problem. difficulties in everyday life for not helping enough investment from China Songrit Reported from Bangkok.
— VOA Lao

Lao PM calls for brainstorming on ways to drive growth
LAO Prime Minister ThonglounSisoulith has called on senior government officials in charge of economic affairs to explore ways to ensure that all revenue streams are fully utilised and to spur economic growth.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Special report : The deadly wave that changed everything for some Laotians
THE LIVES of dam disaster victims in southern Laos have changed for the worse six months after a deadly wave brought by flash floods following the collapse of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoi dam washed away their properties, their loved ones, their dreams and hopes for the future.
— The Nation (very annoying popup)

WATCH Laos Show Off New Russian-Made Military Equipment During Parade
A major military parade was held in Vientiane on Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Lao People’s Army.
— Sputnik News

Concerns in Lao, lessons from Sihanoukville
Recent reports have revealed that villagers in the remote Lao settlement of Huaiyae in the scenic Vang Vieng region north of Vientiane have expressed concern about the possibility of losing their land to a Chinese development project. This was after local authorities were spotted in the town taking measurements and noting the locations of trees.
— The Asean Post

Four held after bid to smuggle animal parts into Laos foiled
A TIMELY police crackdown on a gang involved in transnational wildlife smuggling yielded more than 1,600 pieces of bear claws and tiger parts that were about to be smuggled into Laos.
— The Nation (very annoying popup)

New MRC CEO names efficiency as key priority
The new Chief Executive Officer of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) has described the intergovernmental organisation of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam as a big ship, which requires a new navigational system so that it can function more efficiently.
— Vientiane Times

M-Point Mart Joins Hands With Mini Big C Providing Modern Convenience Store Experiences For Vientiane Residents
M-Point Mart has joined hands with the Thai Mini Big C franchises turning itself into a convenient store franchise to meet greater demand of customers in Vientiane Capital.

Arts programme highlights Vietnam – Laos special solidarity
An arts programme themed ‘Sacred recollections’ was held at Vietnam – International Martyrs’ Cemetery in Anh Son district, in the central province of Nghe An, on January 21, to recall special solidarity between Vietnam and Laos.
— Nhan Dan Online

Rebuilt Hospital 103 Handed Over
Hospital 103, recently rebuilt with a financial grant from the Chinese government, was handed over to the Ministry of National Defense on Jan 19.

Vietnam Funds Lao Army History Museum Renovation
The Ministry of Defence of Vietnam has granted over 13 billion kip to fund the renovation the Lao People’s Army History Museum.

Laos dam collapse victims languish as 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 Phnom Penh Post

Laos association forges SHATEC partnership to boost hospitality workforce
The Laos Hotel & Restaurant Association (LHRA) and Singapore Hotel Association Training & Educational Centre (SHATEC) signed an MoU at ATF last Wednesday, which will see the latter providing training services to Laos’ hospitality workforce.
— TTG Asia

Modern new unit opens at military hospital
Lao Military Hospital 103 has opened a new building to expand the hospital’s existing 50-year-old facilities as part of efforts to overhaul the army’s health services.
— Vientiane Times

Flood Response Undergoes Review In Khammuan
A delegation of government officials, ambassadors and UN representatives traveled to Khammuan Province on Jan 21-22 to monitor progress in implementing an emergency grant the Lao PDR received from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) last October.

Army museum to undergo major renovation
The Lao People’s Army museum in Vientiane will get a facelift this year to turn it into a new tourist attraction, thanks to financial aid from the government of Vietnam.
— Vientiane Times


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of Education, January 24.


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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