Lao morning news for October 30

Lao morning news for October 30

Lao PDR morning news

Laos hydro project switched on along dried-out Mekong
A multi-billion dollar hydro-electric power plant on the Mekong river in Laos was officially switched on Tuesday (Oct 29), as drone images of dried-up downstream areas stirred fresh outcry on one of the world’s great rivers.
— Channel News Asia

Lao Top 3 Expo to support growth in building, hospitality sectors
The expo will be held at the National Convention Centre in Vientiane from June 11-13 next year, according to press conference held recently in Vientiane.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Two Jailed Lao Villagers Released After Serving Two Years For Land Dispute Protests
Two Lao villagers who were detained in 2017 for protesting their loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company were recently released from prison after serving their sentences in full.

Australia Helps Improve Lao Farmers’ Livelihoods
The Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has announced a new private sector partnership to improve livelihoods of farmers in Laos by strengthening buffalo breeding and milking practices.

US tech firms join Asean to advance cybersecurity, digital economy
The meetings took place in Vientiane last week as part of the annual Asean Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting (TELMIN).
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Vientiane Buddhists offer alms to 300 monks
Several thousand people lined up along both sides of Nongbone Road between Patuxai and the That Luang esplanade, creating a colourful spectacle as far as the eye could see.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Water provider augments supply from Nam Ngum river
The Vientiane Water Supply State Enterprise has placed pumps in the Nam Ngum river to feed the Dongmakkhai water treatment plant in Xaythany district, hoping this will provide the plant with enough water to supply local residents as the dry season kicks in.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Red Cross delivers more supplies to flood-hit communities
The Lao Red Cross delivered supplies to communities in the southern provinces who suffered losses in the recent floods, with the donated items worth more than 60 million kip.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao workers benefitting from improved labour policies
For several years, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has been attempting to train workers by equipping young people from poor backgrounds with essential vocational skills.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos’s Controversial Xayaburi Dam on Mekong River Begins Operations
The Xayaburi dam, the first of five planned large Mekong river mainstream dams in Laos, officially began operations Tuesday, setting in motion the first major cog in the country’s ambitious but controversial plan to become the “battery of Southeast Asia.”

Party leader, President meets Lao counterpart
Party General Secretary, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng on Monday hosted a reception for his Lao counterpart Bounnhang Vorachith and a high-ranking delegation from the Lao Party and State.
— Viet Nam News

70th anniversary of traditional day of volunteers and experts in Laos
A ceremony to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Traditional Day of the Vietnamese volunteers and experts in Laos was held in Hanoi on Oct. 29.
— Vietnam Plus 

Laos calls for unity among non-aligned countries
Laos has called on members of the Non-Aligned Movement to strengthen their solidarity and cooperation to maintain peace and security, thereby creating an enabling environment for socio-economic development.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Florida Foodie: The mind behind Orlando’s only Lao restaurant
There’s a big variety of restaurants in Orlando for the foodie looking to sample some Pan-Asian cuisine.
— ClickOrelando

Authorities to assess impacts of regional community-driven development
The joint research programme will be undertaken by Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, funded by the Chinese government through Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC).
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Mines Advisory Group celebrates 25 years in Laos
The group was praised for its achievements at an event held at the MAG office in Vientiane on Friday to mark 25 years of operations in Laos.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos raises awareness of natural disaster management
As we are well aware, for as long as the Earth has existed, extreme weather events such as floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and storms have been a challenge to this region and the rest of the world.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Government to Crack Down on “Ghost” Civil Servants
The Lao government is currently in the process of clarifying the actual number of civil servants amid growing public concern over the possibility of payments made to “ghost” civil servants who do not exist.
— The Laotian Times

Krungsri Launches Real-time Money Transfer Service
Krungsri Bank, a Thai commercial bank, has launched Krungsri Blockchain Interledger to ensure an easy and real-time money transfer between Laos and Thailand.

Research Ethics Books Presented To University Of Health Sciences
Over 250 copies of research guidelines “Research Ethics in Laos and the Mekong Countries” have been presented to the University of Health Sciences (UHS) to be used as guidelines for conducting an ethical research that would allow hospital practitioners, teachers, students, researchers and organizational administrators to inspire people and engage them in ethical study.

Brother Rewards Clients
Brother Commercial (Thailand) LTD organized on Oct 25 at the Lao-Japan Budo Center in Vientiane, a concert to reward its clients.

New Mekong dam in Laos opens to protests, dried-out downstream
The first hydropower dam on the lower Mekong River began commercial operations in Laos on Tuesday amid protests from villagers in Thailand who say the Xayaburi Dam and several others in the works will destroy their livelihoods.


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