Lao morning news for November 14

Lao morning news for November 14

Lao PDR morning news

Floods, water shortages cause cut in rice harvest: minister
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry yesterday defended its decision to lower the rice production target for 2019, saying it was unavoidable because of the severe flooding that had occurred this year and last.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Human Rights Watch Condemns Lao Government for Continued Detention of Elderly Landowner Over Property Dispute
A high-ranking Human Rights Watch (HRW) official lashed out at the Lao government for continuing to hold a 69-year old man who was arrested two months ago, for refusing to vacate land that had been in his family for more than 50 years.

Major new project to use nature-based solutions to help Laos adapt to climate change
The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a major funder of climate projects, has approved a US$10 million project that’s expected to benefit 10 per cent of Laos’ population. The project is using nature-based solutions in four cities to build resilience towards ever-increasing floods caused by climate change.
— UN Environment Program  

Kingdom to import 200MW from Lao hydropower plant
Cambodia plans to import 200MW of electricity from Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower plant early next year to curb power shortages this coming dry season, with the transmission line network scheduled for completion later this year, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Victor Jona said.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Vietnam-funded school handed over to Laos
Dakcheung School was inaugurated and handed over to the Lao province of Sekong’s Dakchueng district on November 13, as a gift from the Vietnamese Party, State and people.
— Vietnam Plus

Stupas: The must-see historical, scenic beauty in northern Laos
Laos is well-known among visitors for its wealth of natural and historical tourist sites as well as unique traditions, cultures and lifestyles which vary across the whole country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vulnerable Lao kids to benefit from ASEAN ministerial meeting
Lao children at risk and persons with disabilities will benefit from the 10th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development — “Strengthening Social Protection on Vulnerable Children” being held in capital Vientiane.
— Xinhua    

Laos govt reviews conditions for import and sale of vehicles
If a company fails to present their documents they may lose their business licence and will not be allowed to import vehicles.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos-China joint venture to power new railway
The new venture is officially known as the Laos-China Power Investment Company. Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Khammany Inthirath and Vice President of CSG, Bi Yaxiong, unveiled the joint venture together which was witnessed by Chinese Ambassador to Laos, Jiang Zaidong.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos Introduces New Minimum Capital Requirement for Banks
Laos has introduced a new minimum requirement of registered capital for both foreign and domestic banks, in a move that would improve the soundness of institutions.
— The Laotian Times 

Rising Coastal Sea Levels Pose Threat to Cities in Vietnam and Thailand
A recent study referred to by some as a “Doomsday Report” suggests that rising sea levels could flood three times more land than previously predicted.
— RFA 

Laos, Cuba agree on cooperation in medical science
Laos and Cuba have agreed to promote cooperation in the fields of public health and medical science.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Multi-sectoral approach launches projects to reduce undernutrition
Two new projects, namely Reducing Rural Poverty and Malnutrition, and Scaling-Up Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene, were launched in Vientiane on Wednesday to tackle the issue of childhood undernutrition.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos’ PM calls for cooperation to address business barriers
The premier expressed his support for the creation of a special working group at the 12th Lao Business Forum on Tuesday, saying it would foster stronger and more efficient cooperation between the public and private sectors.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos: Assembly demands effective policy enforcement and coordination
In the grand meeting hall of the National Assembly, members stood up one by one to make comments on the implementation of the national socio-economic development plan over the first nine months of this year.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Govt to improve working methods towards greater efficiency in Laos
Speaking at the National Assembly last week, Mr Thongloun said improvement of the government’s working methods aimed to ensure that government policies were put into practice effectively and efficiently.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Asean ministerial meeting to assist Laos’s vulnerable children
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng, confirmed the details during a press conference on Tuesday with the event running from November 18-22.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos To Host ASEAN Social Welfare Ministerial Meeting Next Week
The 10th Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfares and Development and Related Meetings will take place in Vientiane on Nov 18-22.


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