Lao morning news for June 13

Lao morning news for June 13

Lao PDR morning newsCurrency control measures being moderately implemented: Lao PM
The management of the Lao currency is being moderately implemented across the country and it is stable as the rate of inflation stands at 1.5 per cent.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

NA’s Members Share Points Of View On Court Decision Enforcement
The National Assembly’s members shared their points of view on the enforcement of court rulings after Minister of Justice Xaysy Santivong briefed the meeting about the issue at the ongoing 7th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature.

Laos closes wood processing plants to comply with PM’s Order
More than 500 wood processing plants and family-based furniture workshops have been shut since the Prime Minister’s Order No. 15 was issued in 2016.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Laos to give data to prevent Isan floods
Laos has agreed in principle to provide data and information about water resources and management plans involving the Mekong River directly to Thai authorities to assess the water situation and take action to prevent floods in eight northeastern provinces.
— Bangkok Post

Boten economic zone launches Visit Laos-China Year
The Boten Beautiful Land Specific Economic Zone in Luang Namtha province promoted Visit Laos-China Year 2019 activities and a cross-border cooperation conference at the zone.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Govt asks NA to consider incentives for future BOT investments
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has asked members of the National Assembly (NA) to consider the use of incentives to entice private business investment for public infrastructure projects.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, China sign pact to develop human resources in tourism
The Lao Mass Media Institute of Culture and Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Yunnan College of Tourism in China to further develop its tourism human resources. The pact was signed at the 2nd Yunnan-South-Southeast Asia Education Exchange and Cooperation held in Yunnan on June 11.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, development partners discuss innovative parenting package
Lao Women’s Union, in cooperation with UNICEF and officials from ministries, met to share an update on the status of developing the parenting package – “Love and Care for Every Child.”
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Two Savannakhet bridges opened
Two new bridges that have been officially opened on National Road No. 9 in Savannakhet province are expected to improve business and investment opportunities for local communities and facilitate faster, more reliable trade and transport routes in and out of the country.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


Feature photo The Vivere

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Day Against Child Labour, June 12.


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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