Lao morning news for October 10

Lao morning news for October 10

Lao PDR morning news

Vietnamese, Lao youth work together to promote bilateral ties
A seminar was held in the northern province of Bac Ninh on October 9 to discuss the role of Vietnamese and Lao youth in maintaining and promoting the great friendship and solidarity between the two nations.
— Vietnam Plus

Laos, Vietnam plan joint effort to bolster tourism
Laos and Vietnam plan to jointly promote tourism through various activities aimed at drawing more visitors to the two countries.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Authorities Ban Access to Hospitalized Victims of Deadly Blasting Accident
Authorities are restricting access to hospitalized victims of a rock-blasting accident that occurred last weekend at a Chinese-backed cement plant located in northern Laos, and several people were arrested following a blast caused by the apparent misuse of stockpiled explosives, local authorities said.

Asean Business Awards Laos promote outstanding entrepreneurs
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mr Somdy Duangdy, Minister of Industry and Commerce Mrs Khemmani Pholsena, and German Ambassador to Laos Mr Jens Peter Lütkenherm attended the awards presentation ceremony held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

S Korea Criticized for Failing to Protect Children’s Rights over Laos Dam Collapse
South Korea has been criticized for failing to protect children’s rights after a dam collapse in Laos caused dozens of deaths last year. The United Nations has advised the country to “closely look into” its overseas projects for possible violations of such rights.
— The Laotian Times

Prime Minister receives outgoing Lao Ambassador
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has congratulated outgoing Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Thongsavanh Phomvihane on fulfilling his assigned tasks and receiving a first-class Labour Order of the Vietnamese Party and State for his contributions to promoting bilateral relations.
— Vietnam Plus

Laos on track to meet LDC graduation criteria for a second time
Government officials and Laos’ United Nations development partners met in Vientiane to assess the country’s vulnerability in the lead up to graduation from Least Developed Country (LDC) status.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Front reviews achievements, makes plans for the future
Comments to be submitted to the upcoming National Assembly session, organisational streamlining and the management of religious practices were the main topics discussed at the fourth plenary meeting of the Lao Front for National Development’s Standing Committee held earlier this week.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Telecom Puts On Trial 5G Technology
Lao Telecom, the leading telecom company in Laos, on Oct 8, 2019 put on trial its 5G system which is 20 times faster than 4G.

FEATURE: Luang Prabang: still a visitor’s dream
The great thing about this place is that each visit unfolds something new. On my last visit, for example, my eye was caught by the sight of a swathe of bright green rice fields which blanketed a hilly area I had never noticed before. I spotted this picturesque scene on the way to Kuangsi waterfall and its unexpected beauty made a deep impression on me.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Saravan prepares new crop to replace harvest lost to floods
The Deputy Governor of Khongxedon district, Mr Khamfeua Khounnisai, said last week that people in 50 villages will start planting over 3,000 hectares of dry season rice at the end of this month, to compensate for the rice that was damaged by floodwaters.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos, partners review fight against tuberculosis, HIV, malaria
The seminar was organised by the French Embassy to Laos and was co-chaired by Minister of Health Dr Bounkong Syhavong and French Ambassador to Laos Ms Florence Jeanblanc-Risler. It underlined the positive aspects of the contribution provided by the programme in Laos since 2012.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Xayaboury dam to begin commercial operation next month
An official opening ceremony for the COD is expected to take place on November 28, and November 29 will be the start of the 29-year concession period.
— ANN/Vientiane Times


Feature photo Basile Morin

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of the Girl Child, October 11


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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