Lao grid to deliver electricity to Cambodia
The Lao state-run Electricite du Laos (EDL), on behalf of the Lao government, has completed more than 80 percent of a power grid extension that will deliver electricity to a Cambodian transmission line on the border of the two countries.
Laos distributes aid to flood victims
Attapeu provincial authorities are continuing to give 250,000 kip (around 28 U.S. dollars) and 20 kg of rice a month to each of the 4,607 people who were made homeless by last year’s flood in Sanamxay district in southern Laos, official said.
Thai banking trio set to recapitalise Lao branches
Three large Thai banks are recapitalising their branches in Laos to comply with the Bank of the Lao PDR’s amended capital regulations for both local and foreign commercial banks to meet minimum requirements over the course of five years.
— Bangkok Post
Laos and its Dams:
Southeast Asia’s Battery, Built by China
Landlocked Laos aims to become the “battery of Southeast Asia” and escape poverty by exporting electricity to its richer neighbors.
— RFA (special report — multimedia)
Gov’t to Focus on Promoting Agriculture, Services
The government will attach greater attention to improving agriculture and service environment to ensure food security in the country, PM has told the opening day of the 8th ordinary session of the National Assembly.
Govt plans to recruit 2,000 new civil servants next year
The government plans to recruit 2,000 new civil servants in 2020, up from 1,500 new recruits this year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)
NA renews efforts to hold govt officials accountable
National Assembly President Mrs Pany Yathotou interrupted parliamentary proceedings on Friday in an attempt to hold government members accountable to lawmakers, demanding the presence of missing government members.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)
Prime Minister hosts new Lao ambassador
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on November 11 hosted a reception for newly-accredited ambassador of Laos Sengphet Houngboungnuang.
— Vietnam Plus
Thai tip sees drug mule nabbed in Laos
Acting on information from the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) of Thailand, Lao officials on Friday arrested a Bolivian woman with 3.52 kilogrammes of cocaine in her possession at Wattay international airport in Vientiane, ONCB secretary-general Niyom Termsrisuk said on Sunday.
— Bangkok Post
Korean Super Star, Siwon Choi, New UICEF Regional Ambassador for Eat Asia – Pacific
Siwon Choi, star of Korean boyband Super Junior, has been unveiled as UNICEF East Asia and Pacific’s new Regional Ambassador.
Gov’t, UNICEF, Stakeholders Commit to Reduce Multi-Dimensional Poverty among Children
The Government of Lao PDR, UNICEF, vice-governors, private sector, NGOs, civil society organizations, development partners and children gathered today in Vientiane at the Lao Generation 2030 Forum to mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Laos to Hold First Professional Baseball League
Laos is to hold its first professional baseball league competition, in a move to enhance awareness of the sport in the country.
— The Laotian Times
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