Lao morning news for November 20

Lao morning news for November 20

Lao PDR morning news

Lao Woman Sentenced to 15 Years for Trafficking Four Girls to China
Authorities in Laos have sentenced a woman to 15 years in prison for trafficking four Lao girls to China in 2018, RFA has learned.

Chinese top political advisor visits Laos to promote bilateral cooperation, boost ties
Chinese top political advisor Wang Yang paid an official visit to Laos from Nov. 16 to 19, calling for implementation of consensus reached by leaders of the two parties and two countries to further enhance bilateral relations.
— Xinhua

PM sees economic recovery in sight
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Friday expressed confidence that the economy would pick up next year as a number of mega investment projects will kick into gear.
— Eleven Myanmar

Purdue leads team to strengthen nutrition research in Laos
A four-year project will seek to alleviate malnutrition in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic by helping to strengthen its research capabilities. The project is being supported by USAID’s (the United States Agency for International Development) Long-Term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER) Partners for University Led Solutions Engine (PULSE) consortium
— Purdue 

A New Hotel opens in the Heart of Vientiane, Laos
Hotels & Resorts continues to introduce its innovative SureStay Hotel Group to exciting new destinations across Asia with the opening of a new property at the heart of Vientiane in Laos.
— Ftn News 

Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam visits Lao Cai province
Sound relations between Vietnam and Israel will be a favourable condition for the two governments and business communities to expand investment cooperation and exchanges in all fields in Vietnam, including Lao Cai province, Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam Nadav Eshcar said at a working session with Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dang Xuan Phong on November 19.
— Vietnam Plus 

Huaphan fire victims need more assistance
The 31 families who lost their homes in a blaze that swept through Sonkhuaneua village in Huameuang district, Huaphan province last month have received essential supplies from generous donors but now need help to build new houses.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, ILO celebrate partnership in advancing workers’ rights
Laos will continue to work with its development partners, including the International Labour Organisation (ILO), to advance social justice and promote decent work for all.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

NA gives gov’t green light to bolster productivity
The National Assembly (NA) on Monday endorsed the National Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2020, giving the legal back up for the government to impose measures to strengthen productivity.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao National Assembly gives gov’t green light to bolster productivity
Out of the 114 Assembly members who attended the 8th session of the 8th legislature on November 18, 111 voted to support the National Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2020.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos, ILO celebrate partnership in advancing workers’ rights
An event held in Vientiane on Saturday to mark the ILO Centenary and 55th anniversary of Laos’ membership in the organisation was attended by the President of the National Assembly, Mrs Pany Yathotou, members of international organisations, and other officials.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Regional forum strengthens social protection for vulnerable children
In his address at the 14th Asean GO-NGO Forum on Social Welfare and Development “Strengthening Social Protection for Vulnerable Children in Asean”, Deputy Director General of the Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Mr Vongkham Phanthanouvong, thanked participants for attending along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asean Secretariat and International Council for Social Welfare for providing resources to make the event possible.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry collaborates with AOTS and TPA for professional employee development
The training programme, which will run from November 18 to 22, has been co-organised by the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Oudomxay provincial Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) of Japan. It is being implemented by the Technology Promotions Association (Thailand-Japan) (TPA).
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao silversmith eyes lustre of export markets
“We hope to export our copper, bronze, and silver handicrafts to other countries after our products have sold well at exhibitions in Thailand,” a representative of Viengsavan Silver-Copper Handicraft Co., Ltd., Ms Thiphaphon Soumphonphakdy, told Vientiane Times.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Unitel Wins Speedtest Award for Fastest Mobile Network in Laos
Unitel has won the Speedtest Awards for mobile network speed during the second and third quarter of 2019.
— The Laotian Times

Japan Team to Support Lao Table Tennis
Japanese professional table tennis team, Okayama Rivets, has donated table tennis gear to the Laos Table Tennis Federation, saying it will continue to support Laos improve its table tennis industry.
— The Laotian Times

ASEAN Fine Arts Students’ Sculpturing Project Launched
The project “National Identity Sculpturing Youth Camp for ASEAN Fine Arts Students 2019” was launched on Monday, Nov 18 as an activity under the purview of ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information (COCI).

The Quiet House 2 Shown In Vientiane
The Quiet House, 2nd Edition, starred by Lao, Thai and Japanese artists was shown at the French Institute in Vientiane Capital last Saturday night, Nov 16.


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focus on World Toilet Day, November 19


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