Lao morning news for May 1

Lao morning news for May 1

Lao PDR morning newsChina-Laos railway achieves tech breakthrough
The Yuanjiang Railway Bridge, which has the tallest bridge pier in the world and the longest span between two piers, and is part of the Chinese section of the 925.5-kilometer China-Laos railway, has got a major boost after builders finished installing 18 out of the 56 steel truss complexes forming the bridge.
— ChinaDaily

Xi holds talks with Lao president to promote ties
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese president, held talks here on Tuesday with Laotian President Bounnhang Vorachit, who is also general secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee.
— Xinhuanet

Lao gov’t promulgates new law for railway development
Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit has issued a presidential ordinance promulgating the new Law on Railways, which provides guidance on railway development, local media reported on Tuesday.
— Xinhuanet

Lao-Thai People Join Celebration Of The 1st Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge
Lao and Thai people joined an alms giving ceremony for 120 monks to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1st Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge on April 26, 2019.

LFND, UNICEF Join Hands To Improve Situation Of Vulnerable Children
The Lao Front for National Development (LFND) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have organized a workshop on improving situation of vulnerable children.

China, Laos to advance building of community with shared future
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit agreed to promote the building of a China-Laos community with a shared future and usher in a new era for bilateral relations on Tuesday.
— CGTN (media release)

Norway’s ambassador to Laos attended seminar on landmines
Grete Løchen, Norway’s Ambassador to Vietnam and Laos attended the ‘Regional Seminar on Landmines, Cluster Munitions and Explosive Remnants of War’ in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

12 Lao women rescued from prostitution at Thai-Malaysia border
Officials raided a karaoke bar in Narathiwat’s Sungai Kolok district on Monday night and rescued 12 Lao women from prostitution.
— The Nation

New 5-Year Education Project benefiting 7,000 people in Laos kicks off with the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
Aide et Action Laos is launching a new 5-year project aimed at overcoming some of the remaining educational challenges in the country.
— Aide et Action

Xi writes back to Lao village students, wishes them early trip to Beijing
Writing in reply to a Lao school’s letter addressed to him, Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed the hope for the Lao village children to take part in enhancing the traditional friendship between China and Laos.
— Xinhuanet

FEATURE: Khammuan raises the bar in rice production
The agricultural practices commonly employed in Khammuan province are still mostly traditional but farmers are gradually being introduced to modern methods so they can grow better quality rice and earn more money.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Angkor What? Explore Ancient Architecture on Smaller Scale At Savannakhet’s Stone House
Laotian Times‘ own Laotian Eye Takes A Look To Laos’ Pre-Angkorean Treasures Of The Ancient Khmer Empire At The Stone House Huean Hin On a Trip to Savannakhet Province.
— The Laotian Times


Feature photo International JAZZ FEST Vientiane 2019

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Jazz Day, April 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).

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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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

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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