Lao morning news for November 21

Lao morning news for November 21

Lao PDR morning news

Laos’ Special Envoy Presented World Heritage Inscription Certificate for Plain of Jars
Mr. Bosengkham Vongdara, a special envoy of the Lao government was presented a certificate confirming that the World Heritage Committee of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage has inscribed Megalithic Jar Sites in Xieng Khuang mostly known as Plain of Jars on the world heritage list.
— KPL 

Mekong nations face severe water shortages
Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam should expect severe to extreme drought until at least January 2020, threatening agricultural production, experts warn. Their main water source, the Mekong River, is at its lowest level in over half a century.
— The Thaiger 

Ministry cracks down on illegal immigration
Over 3,000 people of 79 nationalities were prevented from entering Laos this year and more than 1,000 people were permanently barred from entry, according to the Minister of Public Security, Lieutenant General Vilay Lakhamfong.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Courts tackle mounting number of social issues
Most of the social problems occurring in Laos involve theft, drug abuse, loans and divorce, the President of the People’s Supreme Court, Mr Khampha Sengdara, told the National Assembly on Wednesday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Posse of pachyderms planned for upcoming Elephant Festival in Xayaboury
The annual Elephant Festival in Xayaboury province promises to be yet another grand display of pachyderm prowess and entertainment, with the next edition to feature a rare white elephant.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos hires for international US$ bond debut
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic has mandated Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and Standard Chartered for its planned international US dollar bond debut, according to market sources.
— Nasdaq 

Japan’s Kumamoto Bets on Laos for Tourism Boost
The Japanese city of Kumamoto has said it will increase its promotional efforts for new routes that connect the city and Laos amid a drop in the number of passengers who use the city’s airport.
— The Laotian Times

SureStay Hotel opens in the Heart of Vientiane, Laos
Best Western 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.
— The Laotian Times

Applications for Scholarships to Study in Hungary Are Open
The Honorary Consulate of Hungary in Laos has announced the opening of applications to study in Hungary for the year 2020-2021, a program called Stipendium Hungarium (SH). Applications have been open since November 15, 2019. The deadline for potential applicants is January 15, 2020.
— The Laotian Times

Kualao Unveils New Function Halls In Honor of 25th Anniversary
Kualao Restaurant, recognized as one of the country’s most popular authentic Lao food restaurants, celebrates its 25th anniversary in business by launching two fully renovated function rooms on the 2nd floor of the restaurant side compound, with a new and modern look.
— The Laotian Times

Laos Receives World Heritage Certificate for Plain of Jars
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee presented Laos with a certificate recognizing the World Heritage List designation of the Plain of Jars on Monday.
— The Laotian Times

Shangyu, a destination for sustainable development
Ecological Environmental Protection is one topic of the world leaders’ top priorities who are bringing negative and positive issues on the table to seek mutual cooperation on addressing pollution and spoiled environmental issues.

Plain of Jars in Laos receives 3rd World Heritage Site certificate
The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has presented Laos with a certificate confirming the inscription of the Plain of Jars as Laos’ third World Heritage Site.

KIIN Lao & Thai Eatery brings new flavors to Squirrel Hill’s former Bangkok Balcony
Norraset and Rujira Nareedokmai are on a mission to introduce Pittsburgh’s collective palate to an unfamiliar cuisine. The husband-and-wife team behind Bangkok Balcony in Squirrel Hill recently transformed their second-floor space into KIIN Lao & Thai Eatery.
— Next Pittsburgh?

As Thai Police Investigation into Lao Activist’s Disappearance Stalls, Rights Leaders Demand Answers
Human rights activists voiced concern Monday about the stalled Thai police investigation into the late-August disappearance in Bangkok of prominent Lao democracy advocate Od Sayavong.

China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand hold new Mekong River joint patrol
Beijing, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Military vessels from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand are jointly patrolling the Mekong River today, with the aim of fighting drug trafficking and stepping up security in that region.
— Prensa Latina


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