Lao morning news for July 11

Lao morning news for July 11

Lao PDR morning newsNorthern Lao province eyes development in conjunction with China-Laos railway
Oudomxay, a province in northern Laos some 400 km north of Lao capital Vientiane, is looking to improve its infrastructure to accommodate the new China-Laos railway and boost development.
— Xinhua

Japan provides over US$2.8 million to finance student tuition costs
The government of Japan has granted over US$2.8 million (nearly 24.9 billion kip) to finance Lao nationals studying in Japan from July this year until September 2024, under the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship.
— Vientiane Times

U.S. Provides 174,000 Additional Mosquito Nets To Prevent Malaria
U.S. Ambassador to the Lao PDR Rena Bitter presented more than 174,000 additional mosquito nets to Mr. Khamphone Phoutthavong, Deputy Minister of Health, at a ceremony in Vientiane on Jul 9.

Vietnam, Laos review crime fight
The Vietnamese and Lao ministries of public security held the 10th conference in Vientiane on July 9 to review their joint work against crimes.

Laos launches eVisa
Laos launched its tourist eVisa service, earlier this week, a move that the travel trade says will make it more convenient for visitors.
— TTR Weekly

Govt seeks to minimise budget burdens and debt distress
The government has outlined measures to boost national revenue for 2020 while ensuring the effectiveness of state investment projects.
— Vientiane Times

Post-Disaster Needs Assessment in Lao PDR: Helping flood recovery and resilience building
After the cyclones and floods in 2018, Lao PDR enhanced its recovery capacity and helped mobilize financing for reconstruction and resilience by conducting a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment
— Reliefweb

Defence minister affirms ties with Laos
Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich has affirmed that the Party, State, army of Vietnam always treasure ties with Laos.
— Vietnam Plus

France pledges ongoing support to Laos
France has promised to further strengthen bilateral relations with Laos, including in the fields of agriculture, renewable energy, and tourism as part of efforts to boost sustainable development.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos reviews success of SOS Children’s Villages
Laos is working to strengthen support for orphans at the SOS Children’s Villages and help them become useful members of society in the future.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao stock market closes 3.35 pct down
The Lao stock market closed on Wednesday with a decrease of 3.35 percent compared to the previous trading day.
— Xinhua

Youth Union prepares to host Asean ministerial meeting
Enhancing the role of young people in sustainable development and regional integration will be the theme of the 11th Asean Ministerial Meeting on Youth taking place in Vientiane next week.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

International inspection body visits Lao State Audit Organisation
Representatives of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Development Initiative (IDI) recently visited the President of the Lao State Audit Organisation, Dr Viengthong Siphandone, to discuss and assess continuing cooperation.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Forestry officials brush up on good governance principles
Some 30 personnel from civil society organisations and government agencies are learning about Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) for good forest governance, which plays a vital role in safeguarding the environment and community rights.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Multi-sector Consultation Held On Essential Services For Female Victims Of Violence
Experts, government officials and development partners met in Vientiane this week to discuss how to adapt and use the manual Essential Service Package as a tool to provide essential services for women and girls who are victims of violence.

U.S. Supports Young Scientists In Fight Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases
The United States continues to share knowledge and collaborate with young Lao scientists on important health challenges.

Thai Nguyen helps Laos with human resources training
The Lao State has recognised significant contributions of collectives and individuals in Vietnam’s northern Thai Nguyen province to training human resources for the Lao northern provinces of Luang Prabang, Phongsaly, Luang Namtha, and Oudomxay.
— Nhan Dan

Lao chamber enhancing sustainable market links for SMEs
The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) is expected to strengthen small and medium enterprise (SME) competitiveness through the implementation of green business practices under a 24-month coaching programme.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Vietnam, Laos share experience in managing local administrations
A workshop to share experience of Vietnam and Laos in management of public servants and local administrations was jointly held by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) of the two countries in Hanoi on July 10.
— Vietnam Plus

Laos keen to learn from Vietnam’s State apparatus experience
Lao Minister of Home Affairs Khamman Sounvileuth expressed wish to learn from Vietnam’s experience in strengthening State apparatus during a reception in Hanoi on July 9 hosted by Vietnamese Minister of Home Affairs Le Vinh Tan.
— Nhan Dan

Vietnam, Laos review crime fight
The Vietnamese and Lao ministries of public security held the 10th conference in Vientiane on July 9 to review their joint work against crimes.
— Nhan Dan

Laos to hold President’s Cup to boost women’s football development
The Lao Football Federation (LFF) plans to hold the President’s Cup in capital Vientiane in September to support the development of the women’s game from U-16 to senior level.
— UNI India

Govt officials commemorate life of President Souphanouvong
Government officials gathered in Vientiane yesterday to observe and honour the 110th birth anniversary of the first President of the Lao PDR, Souphanouvong, paying tribute to his leadership in the fight for national liberation.
— Vientiane Times

A Blood Drive Marks 110th Birth Anniversary Of President Souphanouvong
A blood drive was held at the Lao Front for National Development in Vientiane on Jul 10 in celebrating the 110th birth anniversary of late President Souphanouvong.

Discover why Laos is the world’s next great foodie destination
Flavorful. Soulful. Beautiful. Head to Louangphabang to taste the best of Southeast Asia.
— National Geographic

The Book “True Story“ Introduced To The Public In Laos
In Laos, which boasts beautiful scenery and is selected as a tourist destination by many tourists, there are still people suffering from war and its remnants.

FEATURE: Differing sizes of Plain of Jars artefacts remain a mystery
The varying sizes of the numerous stone vessels scattered throughout the Plain of Jars in Laos’ Xieng Khuang province are something of an enigma to people puzzling over their origins.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times


Feature photo WWF

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Asean’s endangered species, here, the saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis).


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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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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