Lao morning news for June 7

Lao morning news for June 7

Lao PDR morning newsLao trade figures struggle to reach target
Laos’ combined exports and imports for this year are struggling to achieve the target after figures for the first four months of the year reached only 22.7 per cent of the plan for 2019, the National Assembly (NA) reported.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Laos approves Tadsakoi hydropower plant
The government has given the green light to Tadsakoi Power Company Limited to build the Tadsakoi hydropower project in Sepon district, Savannakhet province.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

More Northeast transport links to Laos in the works
Numerous transport infrastructure projects in the Northeast are in the pipeline to establish links between Thailand and Laos, Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith says.
— Bangkok Post

Govt to enhance land tax collection
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will play a greater role in the approval of land leases and concessions in a bid to better regulate the payment of land taxes, according to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.
— Vientiane Times

NA calls for gov’t to address economic issues
National Assembly members yesterday centred their debate on ways to address economic issues, expressing concern about the nation’s mounting debts, revenue shortfall, falling foreign currency reserves, and the economic slowdown.
— Vientiane Times

Govt aiming to raise business lending to 55 percent of GDP
The government will accelerate lending through the banking sector to boost local businesses so they become more competitive and create export opportunities.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Mekong-Lancang fund supports road safety campaign
The Road Safety Public Awareness Project is well underway as the Department of Public Works and Transport under the ministry of the same name works to promote road safety and reduce the number of accidents on the country’s roads.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao PM addresses Lao National Assembly
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (front) addresses the Lao National Assembly in Vientiane, Laos, on June 5, 2019.
— Xinhuanet

3rd ASEAN Student Summer Camp Held In Vientiane Capital
More than 60 students from 7 ASEAN member countries have taken part in the 3rd ASEAN Student Summer Camp programme, being held in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR on Jun 3-7, 2019.

Govt to strengthen role of farmers, teachers, nurses
The government will continue boosting human resource development in agriculture, teaching and nursing to meet the country’s development needs and eliminate poverty.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Students broaden knowledge with university challenge quiz
The National University of Laos and the Institute of Legal Support and Technical Assistance are continuing to support students by keeping their general knowledge up to date, enhancing their English language skills, and instilling a love of learning courtesy of the second University Challenge Quiz.
— Vientiane Times

Agriculture institute beefs up livestock rearing methods
National Agriculture Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) is developing ways to improve the rearing of livestock for export in response to increasing overseas demand.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos next in line for Brazilian meat exports
Laos looks set to become the latest Asian market opening its market to meat and livestock from Brazil following meetings held by officials last week.
— IEG Vu (paywall)

New curriculum to raise the grade at primary schools
The government has announced the official launch of a new national primary school curriculumwhich will come into effect when classes resume in September.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Business booms again in bustling Boten
Just 10 years ago, the border town of Boten in Luang Namtha province was a bustling town of neon lights, cashed up tourists and thriving businesses that centered on a casino and gambling dens that drew thousands of Chinese nationals across Laos’ northern border every month.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Hospital staff benefiting from medical English project
Laos will continue to benefit from a training and development project provided by Resource Exchange International (RCI), aiming to update medical staff’s knowledge of medical English.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Alaska provides Veteran Recognition to Hmong and Lao Veterans
The State of Alaska’s Department of Motor Vehicles now reflects veterans status on Hmong and Lao Veteran Alaska state ID’s and driver’s licenses for those who served between February 28, 1961 and May 15, 1975.
— Echo


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Bicycle Day, June 3.


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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Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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