Lao morning news for October 18

Lao morning news for October 18

Lao PDR morning news

Lao gov’t gives green light to PetroTrade for Laos-Vietnam railway development
The Ministry of Planning and Investment, on behalf of the government, and PetroTrade signed an MOU in Vientiane on Tuesday to study and complete a detailed design of the railway.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao business leaders embark on Japanese management programme
The Japanese-developed keiei-juku training initiative is a specialised management skill development programme for the top management of enterprises.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Asean students gather to share arts and culture
The 17th Asean and 7th Asean Plus Three Youth Culture Forum is taking place at the National University of Laos in Vientiane from October 13-18.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

NUOL, Hanoi university making progress in reducing plastic use
The Faculty of Environmental Sciencesat the National University of Laos (NUOL), Hanoi University of Sciences and other organisations are reporting progress in efforts to reduce plastics use under the“SEA Plastic Edu Erasmus+ Project”.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Dharma Yatra pilgrimage bolsters Buddhism in Mekong nations
Chiang Rai province, Thailand: The Dharma Yatra, a pilgrimage of peace, which brings together 100-150 monks and Buddhists from Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar, on Monday set out from here on a journey through these countries.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

New scheme targets social security for all
All Lao people, including general workers and farmers, who are not government officials or private sector members of the National Social Security Fund will be eligible for benefits under a new scheme.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, Singapore enjoy closer relations
A senior Lao official and the head of Singaporean diplomats in Laos conveyed this sentiment when addressing a reception held in Vientiane last Friday to mark the 54th National Day of the Republic of Singapore and 45 years of diplomatic relations between Laos and Singapore.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

FEATURE: Stupas: must-see historical gems in northern Laos
Namtha town in Luang Namtha province in northern Laos is one such locale with a fascinating history including that during the Indochina war.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Global Handwashing Day “Clean Hands for All”
October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

Chinese Embassy, Lao Police Deport 137 Scammers
The Chinese Embassy to Laos has urged Lao people to be wary of groups of Chinese scammers after the deportation of 137 Chinese nationals on Tuesday.
— The Laotian Times

5G Technology launched in Laos
The Vietnamese military-run telecommunication group Viettel plans to roll out 5G technology in Laos by year-end. This can be Vietnam’s third overseas launch of the service.
— A Market Journal

Marty’s Tap serves up traditional Vietnamese soup — Laos style
Sunday Pho-nday has become a staple at Marty’s Tap (1306 Court St.) over the past two years with Polly Seevanhsa and Josh Ronfeldt at the helm of the operation; the next one will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 20.
— Sioux City Journal

Laos plans to begin work on Laos-Vietnam railway in 2021
The Lao Government has entrusted the Petroleum Trading Lao Public Company (PetroTrade) to conduct a feasibility study on a Laos-Vietnam railway project, the Vientiane Times reported.
— Vietnam Plus


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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