Lao morning news for January 25

Lao morning news for January 25

Lao PDR morning news

Keep areas of natural beauty unspoiled, DPM advises
Ensuring that Laos’ natural environment remains unspoiled is key to attracting visitors, Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone said when visiting Tham Namlod Xebangfay and Konglor caves in Khammuan province earlier this week.
— Vientiane Times

Solve Mekong killings case
The disappearance of 78-year-old political activist Surachai Danwattananusorn, also known as Surachai Saedan, and the killing of his two close aides, who had been living in exile in Laos, need not go down…
— Bankok Post

Lao tourism revenue predicted to fall 2.63% this year
THE Lao government estimates that the revenue earned from foreign visitors will be $876 million this year, a drop of 2.63 per cent compared to last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Private health clinics forced to close
Health officials say some small, privately run clinics owned or operated by foreign entities will be ordered to close by the end of this year after they were found to be in breach of the regulations.
— Vientiane Times

Surachai aides’ killings may be linked to security matters: Srivara
Srivara instructed Nakhon Phanom police Pol Captain Chom Churat to bring the case to him on Thursday for review.
— The Nation (very annoying popups)

Laos and China to launch joint campaign to boost tourism cooperation
Officials from the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other agencies met in Vientiane this week to discuss the details of the ceremony to initiate Visit Laos-China Year 2019.
— Eleven Media Group

Setthathirath Hospital to have major upgrade
A ground-breaking ceremony took place on Wednesday to mark the start of construction of new facilities at Setthathirath Hospital in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times

Attapeu Launches Visit Laos Year 2018
Attapeu authorities announced on Dec 24 the launch of Visit Laos Year 2018 and the celebration of Xaysetthathirath King Festival in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone.

Khammuan’s Tha Falang creating social media buzz among visitors
The new Tha Falang development in Khammuan province is receiving lots of interest from domestic and international visitors after numerous pictures of the beautiful site have been shared on social media.
— Vientiane Times

Stakeholders Continue Debating Pak Lay Project
More than 120 participants from various stakeholder groups gathered in Luang Prabang on Jan 17 to further debate the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project as the Mekong River Commission (MRC) convened the 2nd regional stakeholder session on the project as part of its 6th Regional Stakeholder Forum.

Attapeu penalises, fires officials over misconduct
Attapeu’s provincial leadership has fired one official and is considering dismissing two others in cases of misconduct.
— Vientiane Times


Feature photo Asian Development Bank

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


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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