Lao morning news for July 17

Lao morning news for July 17

Lao PDR morning newsDisplaced Villagers in Laos Still Waiting for Railway Compensation
Many Lao villagers who were forced to relocate for construction on the Laos-China railway are still waiting for compensation from the government, while others who have received payments say the payments are much lower than they had expected.

Govt to shed stake in loss making state enterprises
The government will sell its stake in state enterprises and turn them into joint ventures or sell the whole company if necessary, a Deputy Prime Minister has said.
— Vientiane Times

Lao PM hails Vietnamese and Lao police’s cooperation
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisulith applauded the cooperation outcomes between the Vietnamese and Lao ministries of public security while hosting Senior Lieutenant General Bui Van Nam, Deputy Minister of Public Security, in Vientiane on July 16.
— Vietnam Plus

Ministers must return their surplus cars: Deputy PM
Ministers and deputy ministers who have more cars than stipulated under Prime Ministerial Decree No. 15 issued in 2017 will have to return them to the state, a senior government leader has said.
— Vientiane Times

Multi-Sector Convergence Approach to Reducing Malnutrition in Lao PDR
High levels of childhood malnutrition present a staggering, yet avoidable, loss of human and economic potential for Lao PDR.
— Reliefweb

Thailand eyes expansion of exports to Asean nations
Thailand is looking to expand its exports by selling electrical and electronic products to Asean countries, especially Laos.
— Eleven Myanmar

Vientiane pig farmers want debt issues addressed
The Vientiane Pig Farm Group is hopeful that the government will help it to tide over its debt-related issues.
–ANN/ Vientiane Times

Vietnam, Laos increase training courses for judges, court officials
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has asked the Supreme People’s Courts of Vietnam and Laos to increase training courses for judges and court officials.
— Vietnam Plus

Laos Hopes to Diversify Destinations for Tourists
Laos has seen a dramatic increase in the number of South Korean tourists over the past few years after the reality TV show, “Youth Over Flowers,” featured Korean actors visiting famous locations in Laos, particularly in Vang Vieng.
— The Laotian Times

Devotees turn out for start of Buddhist Lent
Festivities to celebrate the beginning of Buddhist Lent, known as Boun Khaophansa, began yesterday with devotees making merit by giving alms and taking part in candlelight processions.
— Vientiane Times

Officials learn about impact of climate change on agriculture
Government officials are working with other countries to understand the impact of climate change on agro-meteorological services and to check the spread of pests.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Conservation body renews vow to safeguard protected areas
The Wildlife Conservation Association (WCA) will continue to support efforts to manage the Nakay-Namtheun National Park and other protected areas effectively, its annual general assembly reported on Monday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos is secondary destination for most foreign visitors: survey
The number of foreign tourists coming to Laos is largely dependent on the number of people visiting neighbouring countries, a survey has revealed.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Fourth military strategy course for Lao army concludes
A ceremony was held by the Institute for Defence Strategy (IDS) under the Ministry of National Defence on July 15 to conclude a military strategy training course for Lao army personnel.
— Vietnam Plus

Tilapia fish farms set to increase as stocks dwindle
Plans are in place to set up more tilapia fish farms on the Ngum and Mekong rivers, to bolster stocks of the popular fish species, which have declined in recent years.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Forum Held In Paris For The Establishment Of Pro-peace Journalism Network
On July 6th, the 2nd peace media forum in France was held at Cocoon Nation-Auguste in Paris with the theme of ‘What is the peace journalism?’.

Crowne Plaza Vientiane wins international spa award
The Senses Spa at the Crowne Plaza Vientiane has won international recognition just one year after the luxurious facility opened its doors to guests.
–ANN/ Vientiane Times

Mitsubishi Electric launches new lift and escalator company in Laos
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has established MELCO Elevator Lao Sole Co., Ltd. (MLAO) to accelerate its lift and escalator business growth in the highly promising Mekong regional market.
— Robotics & Automation


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


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).

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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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