Dengue Claims 14 Lives Nationwide
The first six months have witnessed 14 people’s lives claimed by dengue fever with five casualties reported in Vientiane Capital, three each in Savannakhet and Champassak, two in Saravan and one in Bolikhamxay.
Largest trade exhibition to kick off next week in Laos
The largest professional trade exhibition of the country, Lao Top 3 Expo 2019, will kick off at the National Convention Centre in Vientiane next week and showcase products aimed at the building, construction, water supply, food and beverage and trade industries.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times
China’s Belt and Road Initiative criticised for poor standards and ‘wasteful’ spending
China’s massive infrastructure spending in Southeast Asian nations under the Belt and Road Initiative has run into a series of problems including substandard work and money wasted on unprofitable projects, a new report has warned.
— Today Online
Local Government in Laos Again Falls Behind on Living Allowances for Dam Collapse Survivors
The government in Laos’ Attapeu province has once again fallen behind on living allowance payments it promised to survivors of the country’s worst flooding in decades.
Everex Announces Collaboration With Lao Development Bank
Singapore-based blockchain services provider EVX Holdings, Pte. Ltd., operating as Everex, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lao Development Bank (LDB) to develop and implement blockchain technology for cross-border payments and trade finance.
Lao ministry inspecting banana plantations to ensure sustainable agricultural practices
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is inspecting banana plantations across Laos and directing operators to produce their crops in line with sustainable agricultural practices.
—ANN/ Vientiane Times
Vietnamese, Lao young military officers foster partnership
Young military officers of Vietnam and Laos met in Hanoi on June 12 at a seminar to seek measures to strengthen their all-round cooperation for maintaining and developing the relationship between the two countries and militaries.
— Vietnam Plus
Five foreign tourists injured in van-trailer crash on NSE
our tourists from Laos and a Thai man were badly injured after the van they were travelling in crashed into the rear of a trailer at KM101 of the North-South Expressway near Sungai Petani, early Thursday (June 13).
— Star Online
Laos local bank partners Everex to facilitate blockchain-based cross border payments
Lao Development Bank (LDB) and Singapore-headquartered blockchain-based fintech Everex have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the initiative Lao Development Bank (LDB) and blockchain-powered fintech Everex have signed an MOU, pledged to implement blockchain technology for cross border payments and trade finance.
Five Tourist Attractions To Be Upgraded, Developed In Each Province
The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdara told the ongoing 7th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature last Friday that his ministry has an ambitious plan to improve and develop five main tourist sites in each province nationwide.
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).
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