Chinese Support Gives Laos an Edge Over Powerful Neighbor Vietnam
A Mekong River hydropower dam scheduled to open this month worries Vietnam because the country sits just downriver from it and would be threatened by lower water flows.
Lao people celebrate end of Buddhist Lent
Millions of Lao Buddhist followers flocked to pagodas near their houses on October 13 for Bun Ork Phansa that marks the end of Buddhist Lent or three-month retreat during the rainy season.
— Vietnam Plus
LSX Launches LALCO’S Shares Trading
The Lao Securities Exchange launched on Thursday the trading of the shares of Lao Asean Leashing Public Company (LALCO), the 11th company to have been registered on the Lao stock market.
Noi, All Adolescent Girls Taking Center Stage On Int’l Day Of The Girl And Child
The Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund along with development partners led the International Day of the Girl and Child to review progress made in implementing 2030 Noi Framework, a multi-sectoral initiative advocating for greater investments on adolescent girls in Laos.
H5N6 Avian Flu Detected in Oudomxay Province, Laos
The Oudomxay Department of Agriculture and Forestry has issued a notice stating that authorities have detected the H5N6 avian flu virus in ducks sold at a market in Xay District.
— The Laotian Times
The best flavors of Southeast Asia
The food festival brought together under one roof traditional dishes and exotic flavors of the 10 ASEAN member states, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
— Manila Standard
‘Our River Was Like a God’: How Dams and China’s Might Imperil the Mekong
When the Chinese came to the village of Lat Thahae, perched on a muddy bend of a Mekong River tributary, they scrawled a Chinese character on the walls of homes, schools and Buddhist temples. — The New York Times
Feature photo Tripsavvy
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Vientiane Boat Racing celebrating Boun Awk Phansa, October 13.
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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