Lao morning news for July 16

Lao morning news for July 16

Lao PDR morning newsLaos Sees Drop in Foreign Direct Investment Inflow
Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow to Laos decreased in 2018 amid a drop in new investment from China, a recent report has shown.
— The Laotian Times

The Lao National Assembly refocuses attention on the issue of corruption
On June 14, members of the Lao National Assembly stood up, one after another, and recounted cases of bribery, embezzlement and corruption within the country’s courts and political system.
— Asean Today

Ministry orders registration of social media news platforms
Authorities have told the administrators of social media news platforms to register their accounts or pages, or they could face legal action.
— Vientiane Times

Irin Property Joins Hands With Three Companies To Launch Multi-billion Kip Project
Irin Property Company has joined hands with three other companies Wyndham Holding Group, ERA Company (Thailand) and Big Blue (Laos) Company to launch a condominium project “Wyndham Garden Irin Bangaray Pattaya” worth almost 300 billion kip (over US$ 34.6 million).
— KPL

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam intensify tourism connectivity
The building of a plan on tourism development at the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Area was the main topic of a seminar in Pleiku city, the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, on July 15.
— Vietnam Plus

EU-funded project tackles wildlife trafficking
The European Union has provided 8 million euros to support a new project in seven countries including Laos, in a move to strengthen their governments’ actions to combat wildlife trafficking and forest crime.
— Vientiane Times

Lao, Thai hospitals partner in surgical upgrades at Setthathirath Hospital
Setthathirath Hospital in Vientiane is working with specialists from Asean countries including Thailand to improve patient treatment relating to prostate gland and gallbladder surgery.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Australia supports 68 graduates at NUOL, Souphanouvong University
Australia has congratulated 68 fresh graduates under the Lao-Australian National Scholarship Programme (LANS) with 48 graduating from the National University of Laos and 20 from Souphanouvong University.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

HPC Plants Over 1,000 Tree Saplings
On 12 July, Hongsa Power Company – HPC – planted over 1,000 tree saplings to minimize the effects of mining and electricity generation of the company in host communities in Hongsa district, Xayaboury Province.
— KPL

Fish Fingerlings Released Marking Day For Wildlife, Aquatic Animal Conservation
Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone joined other senior officials in a ceremony to release over 25,000 fish fingerlings marking the National Day for Wildlife and Aquatic Animal Conservation (July 13) on Saturday.
— KPL

Overseas tour operators explore opportunities in Laos
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism is hosting a weeklong familiarisation trip to Borikhamxay and Khammuan provinces to show foreign tour operators and media the natural beauty of these areas.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Heading south at speed: The China–Laos railway
Construction on the China–Laos railway began in December 2016 and involves six Chinese contractors from subsidiaries of the state-owned China Railway Group.
— The Thaiger

[Diplomatic circuit] Laos seeks Korea’s support for regional connectivity projects
Sharing borders with five member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Laos is seeking to facilitate the connectivity of infrastructure across the region by strengthening cooperation with South Korea.
— Korea Herald

Laos, Russia announce cooperation in numerous fields
Laos and Russia have agreed to work together in the areas of trade, economics, and scientific and technical cooperation to further their bilateral relationship.
— Vientiane Times

Deputy PM welcomes Chief Judge of Lao Supreme Court
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh hosted a reception for Chief Judge of the Lao Supreme People’s Court Khampha Sengdara in Hanoi on July 15, during which he spoke highly of cooperation between the two countries’ supreme and provincial courts.
— Nhan Dan

Luang Prabang marks Souphanouvong’s birthday
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith last weekend joined leading officials in Luang Prabang province to host a ceremony to mark the 110th anniversary of the birth of President Souphanouvong.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

AIS students win medals in English speaking contest
Students from the Australian International School (AIS) in Vientiane have brought pride to the school and the Lao education sector after winning gold, silver and bronze medals at an international English-speaking contest.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Annabelle Cafe Brings a Piece of France to Vientiane’s Dining Scene
Annabelle Cafe brings a certain je ne sais quoi to Vientiane’s dining scene.
— The Laotian Times

Super Model Chosen For Miss Friendship International
Lao Super Model Top 10, Miss Phaithida Phothisan has been selected as the only representative from Laos to compete at the Miss Friendship International 2019 to be held in Chengdu, China on July 16-27, 2019.
— KPL

FEATURE: A waterfall with a difference
Anyone with a yen to spend time at a waterfall that’s not too far from Vientiane should consider a visit to Tad Phakxoyvoy.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

The Slow Boat into Laos
Waking early enough for a quick breakfast before doing one final pack of our bags, we make sure everything is in order and make our way down the dusty path toward the dock.
— These Foreign Roads

Luang Prabang Guide: Explore the Royal Capital of Laos
No journey to Laos can be complete without a visit to the ancient royal capital and in this Luang Prabang guide we will show you why. Known for its stunning Buddhist temples and beautiful scenery, Luang Prabang in Laos is one of a kind and a destination you shouldn’t miss.
— Map Trotting

 

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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Asalha Puja, July 16.

 

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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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