Lao morning news for October 29

Lao morning news for October 29

Lao PDR morning news

Laos’ special economic zone bordering China to lure 10 bln USD investment
Boten Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in northern Laos bordering China is anticipating investment of at least 10 billion U.S. dollars to fully develop the site, according to a zone representative.
— Xinhua

Ministry addresses concerns over “non-existent” civil servants
The Ministry of Home Affairs is clarifying the actual number of civil servants amid public concerns over the possible existence of so-called “ghost” positions, according to a senior ministry official.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Boten SEZ eyeing investment of over US$11 billion
The zone borders on Bohan in Yunnan province, China, and is part of the rapidly-growing economic cooperation between Laos and China.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao man caught smuggling 120,000 ecstasy pills into Vietnam
A Lao man was arrested Sunday after transporting 120,000 ecstasy pills from Laos to Vietnam, said police of the central Ha Tinh Province.
— VN Express  

How Laos lost its tigers
The last tiger in Lao PDR likely died in terrible anguish. Its foot caught in a snare, the animal probably died of dehydration
— Mongabay

Hungarian president visits Laos
Hungarian President Janos Ader paid a state visit to Laos from last Thursday to Saturday at the invitation of Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit.
— Xinhua

NUOL project building capacity in environmental impact assessment
​The Faculty of Environmental Sciences at the National University of Laos (NUOL) is reporting substantial progress in its project to build capacity in technical knowledge for environmental impact assessments (EIA).
​– Vientiane Times (paywall)

Two NUOL students win Honda’s young engineer award
The two winners are Mr Kisun Chunti, a third-year student of the Road-Bridge and Transportation Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering, and Mr Kong Her, a fourth-year student in the Physics Department at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, both under the National University of Laos (NUOL).
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Asean countries, S. Korea reinforce ties in culture, arts
The meeting in Gwangju, South Korea, was hosted by Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to commemorate the 30th anniversary of dialogue relations between Korea and Asean, as well as to reinforce cooperation of the 11 countries in culture and the arts ahead of the Korea-Asean Special Summit in November.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

New DG takes office at National Economic Research Institute
An official announcement of the appointment took place at the institute on Friday when Deputy Prime Minister Dr Bounthong Chitmany presided over the ceremony.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos, China lift ICT cooperation to new heights
Officials from Laos’ Ministry of Post and Telecommunications led by the minister, Dr Thansamay Kommasith, last week met a delegation from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China led by its minister Mr Miao Wei at the 19th Asean Telecommunication and Information Technology Ministers Meeting in Vientiane to agree on ICT cooperation.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Former PM Bouasone Bouphavanh Retires from Public Service
Former Prime Minister of the Lao PDR Mr. Bouasone Bouphavanh has officially retired from public service, handing over his post at the National Economic Research Institute to Dr. Leeber Leebouapao, his deputy.
— The Laotian Times

Latest Lao She adaptation is a tough act to follow
After the success of plays like Divorce and Cat Country, Fang Xu’s latest adaptation of another Lao She novel is ready to take center stage, Chen Nan reports.


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