Lao morning news for January 7

Lao morning news for January 7

Lao PDR morning newsLao Villagers Reject Plans For China-Invested SEZ
Lao villagers living in the scenic Vang Vieng region north of the capital Vientiane are blocking attempts to survey their land for foreign-invested development, fearing they will be displaced from their homes by a new Chinese tourism project, sources in the Southeast Asian country say.
— Radio Free Asia

Laos to woo Chinese tourists
Laos has announced plans to draw more Chinese tourists to the landlocked country that stands at the heart of the Mekong Region.
— TTR Weekly

Vietnam, Laos reach consensus on cooperation
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith co-chaired the 41st session of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee in Hanoi on Sunday, reaching consensus on cooperation orientations for 2019.
— Xinhua

LAO-LAO COMPANY BUYS 40% OF ASIA WATER CO., LTD.
Lao-Lao Services Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Rabu Holdings Holdings Public Company Limited, and Asia Investment, Development and Construction Company Limited (the former shareholders) has signed a share purchase agreement of Asia Water Co., Ltd. Production of tap water in Lao PDR 40% of registered capital or equivalent With 4,800,000 shares.
— Vientiane Mai

Preserving and promoting Vietnam-Laos special solidarity
At the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith led a high-ranking delegation from the Lao Government to Vietnam to attend and co-chair the 41st meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee which opened in Hanoi today (January 6).
— Nhan Dan Online

EU backs improved nutrition, food security in Khammuan
The Secretariat of the National Nutrition Committee and Health Poverty Action (HPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a project titled Partnership for Increased Resilience and Improved Food and Nutrition Security of Vulnerable Communities in Khammuan province.
— Vientiane Times

Malaria Claims 19 Lives in 2018
The malaria has claimed 19 lives with over 6,000 cases reported in 2018, according to the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health.
— KPL

Top Vietnamese leader welcomes Lao Prime Minister
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception in Hanoi on January 6 for Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.
— Nhan Dan Online

Korea, Asean provide 1,000 tonnes of rice for Lao flood victims
The government of the Republic of Korea is continuing its assistance to Laos in the wake of widespread flooding that occurred in many provinces, with Attapeu being the worst affected area.
— Vientiane Times

Lao PM co-chairs 41st meeting of Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee in Vietnam
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith led a high-ranking delegation from the Lao Government to Vietnam to attend and co-chair the 41st meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee, which opened in Hanoi on January 6, at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
— Nhan Dan Online

Chilled beers to float your boat in languid Laos
A high-speed rail link to China is bringing rapid change, yet for ANDREW EAMES the Southeast Asian country offers an enchanting and tranquil journey back in time Exotic vision of old Indochina.
— Express.co.uk

Laos Cracks Down on Christianity as ‘Religion of the Europeans and Americans’
Laos has been tightening restrictions on Christian practice as an unwelcome Western influence, mirroring the situation of other Asian communist nations.
— Breitbart

The 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution victory praised the efforts of the two countries.
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPVCC), the Central Committee of the Communist Party (CPPCC), the Lao Friendship Association (CUPU) and the Embassy of the Government of Cuba (Cuba) held a ceremony to organize a ceremony, a video and a photo exhibition on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution (January 1, 1959-1 / 1/2019) on January 3 at Vientiane Capital Hall.
— Pasaxon

 

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