Lao morning news for October 2

Lao morning news for October 2

Lao PDR morning news

Vietnamese, Lao men caught trafficking 10 kilos of heroin
Lo Van Dung, 31, is held at a police station in Thanh Hoa Province with 9.9 kilograms of heroin, September 27, 2019. Photo courtesy of Thanh Hoa police.
— VN Express

UN experts concerned by disappearance of Lao rights defender
UN human rights experts* have expressed serious concerns about the disappearance of a prominent Lao human rights defender, Od Sayavong, who went missing in Thailand just months after meeting a UN special rapporteur.
— Scoop

Villagers in Laos Resist 50-year Land Concession to Thai Developer
Residents of seven villages in Laos’ Luang Namtha province are resisting a 7,000-hectare land concession granted to a Thai company that would force them to relocate.

Khammuan steps up flood recovery effort, calls for crop seeds
Khammuan province: Authorities in the province’s flood-hit Yommalath district are providing affected families withrice, drinking water and other essential supplies, but stress that crop seeds are the most urgent need.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Planning, state inspection teamwork targets socio-economic development plans in Laos
Representatives of the ministry and authority on Friday discussed coordination plans moving forward after the two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in June to work together and share information.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Vietnam, Laos agree to cement ties
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his visiting Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith agreed on Tuesday to facilitate all-level visits, enhance sharing of experience in socioeconomic development, and encourage the two countries’ government agencies to expand ties.
— Xinhua

Lao Front meeting to push for greater solidarity nationwide
The fourth of 10 sessions of the Lao Front for National Development (LFND) Committee’s plenary meeting will take place in Vientiane next week as a platform for discussions between central and provincial officials.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, Vietnam agree to join forces on road to development
Laos and Vietnam have agreed to bolster their cooperation and reaffirmed their commitment to further support each other on the road to development, during an official visit to Vietnam by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Banks commit financial support for investment in Mekong-Lancang
Speaking at a conference in Vientiane last week, General Manager of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)’s Vientiane Branch, Sun Fenglei, said infrastructure and energy were among the key sectors that received his bank’s financial support.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Workshop in Laos tackles global value chains, services, economic liberalisation
The workshop comes as Laos’ economic integration with regional and global systems in recent years has provided the government with new opportunities and better techniques and technology necessary for development.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

EDITORIAL: The power of cohesive solidarity can overcome all difficulties
The storm brought gale force winds and torrential rain to six central and southern provinces, leaving thousands of people suffering from widespread flooding which brought devastation.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

R. Korean Companies Seek Trade Connection In Laos
Representatives of South Korean companies met Lao entrepreneurs in Vientiane on Sep 30 to discuss opportunities for business cooperation and connection.

Malaysia Food And Travel Fair 2019 To Be Held This Weekend
The Embassy of Malaysia to the Lao PDR and Tourism Malaysia Vientiane will be organising a two-day Malaysia Food and Travel Fair 2019 on 5-6 October 2019 at Vientiane Center.

Joining hands to nurture Vietnam – Laos special solidarity
This is the third visit made by the Government leader of Laos to Vietnam and his second official visit to the country since he took office as the PM in 2016.
— Nhan Dan

Laos Releases Stockpiled Rice to Stabilize Market Price
The Lao government has decided to release stockpiled rice to stabilize the market price amid a shortage of rice supply due to the impact of floods.
— The Laotian Times

“The church in Laos is growing, even under the strictest restrictions”
The government has passed laws that blatantly violate religious freedom”, Swiss Christian NGO HMK says. Christian natives and foreigners have been arrested because of their faith.
— Evangelical Focus 

‘Infrastructure, tourism key for Laos’ economic growth’

The Lao government is targeting more international visitor arrivals until the end of this year with numerous incentives, a promotional tourism campaign, and policy updates.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The king ate sticky rice: Cooking, past and present, in Luang Prabang, Laos
It was 1974, and American bombs had only recently stopped falling here. In less than a year, Pathet Lao rebels would take over the entire country, establishing a communist dictatorship that exists to this day.
— Los Angeles Times

Vietnamese, Lao PMs hold talks
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his visiting Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith reaffirmed the importance of the relation of great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos during their talks in Hanoi on October 1.
— Vietnam Plus


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Teachers’ Day, October 5


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