Lao morning news for November 5

Lao morning news for November 5

Lao PDR morning news

Laos to clamp down on imports in bid to curb rising exchange rate
A surge in both legally and illegal imported goods from neighbouring countries means Lao producers are struggling to compete in terms of price and production, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, Mr Somchith Inthamith, told media during an interview last week.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Group of Four Lao Young Women Trafficked to China Rescued, Separate Group of Four Remain Missing after Three Years
Authorities in Laos’ southwestern Champassak province have rescued four young Lao women and girls who were trafficked to China, while another group of four females from another part of the country remain missing, sources told RFA’s Lao Service recently.

Lao gov’t endorses new decree to centralize administration of Official Development Assistance
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has endorsed a new decree to centralize the administration of Official Development Assistance (ODA).
— Xinhua

New Laos-Japan flights expected to boost tourist arrivals
The Vientiane-Kumamoto sector will serve passengers on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while flights between Luang Prabang and Kumamoto will be scheduled on Mondays and Fridays.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

PM centralises administration of Official Development Assistance in Laos
Mr Thongloun signed the Prime Ministerial Decree on the Administration of Official Development Assistance on October 9. The Lao Official Gazette, a website administered by the Ministry of Justice, published this decree on October 25.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Must-visit places in Laos
Many people have probably not heard about Laos but this Asian destination is out to compete with destinations that have already been explored. The friendly locals are eager to teach visitors about their heritage and while it is relatively new to most visitors, the back-in-time air around it is welcoming. Ancient cultural attractions accentuate the mountainous landscape and the environment is just fun to be around.
— Augusta Free Press

New Laos-Japan flights expected to boost tourist arrivals
Lao Airlines plans to operate flights from Vientiane and Luang Prabang to Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu, Japan, next March after getting the green light from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Annual Meeting Highlights Vietnam-Laos Border Management Cooperation
Late last month, Vietnam and Laos held another iteration of a border management meeting between them. Though the interaction was part of a regular series of meetings both neighboring Southeast Asian countries hold on this front, it nonetheless illustrated the importance of border issues within the broader bilateral relationship.
— The Diplomat

PM centralises administration of Official Development Assistance
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has endorsed a new decree which aims to centralise the administration of Official Development Assistance (ODA).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao ministers declare new Asean Heritage Parks
Environment ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) declared Hat Chao Mai National Park and Mu Ko Libong Non-hunting Area and Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park, both in Thailand; Lo Go-Xa Mat National Park
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Forty Contestants Shortlisted For Miss Laos 2019
Forty beauty contestants selected among hundreds of candidates across the country have been shortlisted for Miss Laos 2019.

Deputy PM Praises Recovery Efforts In Sanamxay
Mr. Sonexay Siphandone, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Ad Hoc Committee in charge of post-disaster response has appreciated relevant sectors and authorities upon the attention they have attached to relief and recovery efforts in Sanamxay, Attapeu Province over the past one year.

Drug Counseling Center in Vientiane Receives Upgrade
A counseling center in the Lao capital Vientiane that treats people with drug use disorders has been expanded, a move that would accommodate the increasing number of people who require counseling and treatment.
— The Laotian Times

Lao Airlines to run direct flights to Japan’s Kyushu
Lao Airlines, the country’s national flag carrier, plans to operate direct flights next March from Vientiane capital and northern Laos’ Luang Prabang to Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu of Japan, after getting the green light from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau
— Xinhua

Vanessa Ho Is Treating Star Search Finalists To Hai Di Lao After Winning The $10K Prize Money
The Star Search finalist won the Samsung Galaxy Breakthrough Award which saw her taking home $10,000 and a trip to Korea.
— Today Online


Feature photo United States Army 

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, November 6.


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).



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