Lao morning news for July 31

Lao morning news for July 31

Lao PDR morning news

Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Officials Exchange Counter-Human Trafficking Practices
Irregular migration is a common challenge faced by Southeast Asian countries,especially the Greater Mekong Sub-region, where legal migration channels can be costly, time-consuming and complicated.
— Relief Web

Ministry pursues efforts to curb the spread of dengue fever
Families in every community, together with health officials, are joining forces to clear potential mosquito breeding sites to help contain the oubreak of dengue fever.
— Vientiane Times

Cambodia and Laos casinos targeted for drug-trade money laundering
Anti-narcotic investigators are searching for signs of money laundering in the casinos that have spread across Sihanoukville, a Cambodian coastal city that has become a magnet for Chinese high-rollers, amid the booming methamphetamine market in Southeast Asia.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Traders suffer after curb on import entry points into China
Traders in the northern provinces of Laos now have fewer options for getting their goods into China after Chinese authorities banned imports through local border checkpoints.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao girl’s escape leads to arrest of sex trafficking suspect
A major suspect in a transnational human trafficking operation has been arrested at a border karaoke bar in Narathiwat, and several Lao girls rescued from the flesh trade.
— Bangkok Post

Villagers remain destitute by deadly Lao dam collapse
Grim future faced by thousands in temporary camps part of broader problem linked to dam construction in the country.
— UCA News

Almost 400 families hit by flash flooding in Luang Prabang
Almost 400 families in eight villages of Nan district, Luang Prabang province, found their homes inundated after torrential rain throughout Monday night caused flash flooding.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Saw More Chinese, Less Korean Tourists in Past Six Months
The number of tourists visiting Laos has increased 5 percent in the past six months thanks to a rise in the number of Chinese visitors.
— The Laotian Times

Laos zeroes in on indicators delaying country’s investment climate
The government will take steps to raise Laos’ ranking on the World Bank’s ease of doing business (EDB) index over the rest of this year, in a bid to improve the country’s investment climate.
— Vientiane Times

Provinces debate measures to overcome revenue deficit
Many provinces are considering measures to overcome revenue shortfalls as their forecasted economic growth falls short of planned targets this year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Exchange programme promotes Vietnam-Laos friendship
The Vietnam-Laos friendship exchange programme 2019 took place in Lao Bao town, Huong Hoa district, the central province of Quang Tri on July 30.
— Vietnam Plus

Laos, Indonesia elevate business cooperation
Business cooperation between Laos and Indonesia has been elevated and business-to-business collaboration is being fostered on the lines of the close cooperation between the two governments, a minister has said.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Vietnamese, Lao Parties hold seventh theoretical workshop
The seventh theoretical workshop between the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) opened in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Binh on July 30 under the theme of “Party and political system building in the new situation”.
— Vietnam Plus

Lao PM urges businesswomen to strive for greatness
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has lauded the role of businesswomen in boosting economic development and advised them to use their strengths to benefit the whole nation.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Scholarship awardees head for master’s programmes in Korea
Some 22 Lao nationals have received scholarships from the government of the Republic of Korea to study for master’s degrees at universities in Korea, starting in August.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Hin Nam Nor next on list for World Heritage Site application
Progress is being made in the application for the Hin Nam Nor National Protection Area (Stone Forest) in Khammuan province to be recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

OPINION: Why is the cost of living in Laos so high?
Rising food prices in Laos have sparked intense public debate with many people complaining about the ever-increasing cost of living.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Switzerland Opens Funds For Cultural Expressions In Laos
The government of Switzerland has launched an open public call for the Lao Culture Fund (LCF) which will provide funding opportunities and training for organizations, business or civil society to promote cultural expressions in the Lao PDR under the theme “Lao Culture By And for Lao People”.

Jealousy thought to be motive for murder-suicide
A man and a woman died from gunshot wounds yesterday in Xiengda village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane, with a manager of Vientiane Rescue 1623 saying that jealousy could have been the reason for the tragedy.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


Feature photo BABSEACLE

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on  World Day against Trafficking in Persons, July 30.


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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