Lao morning news for October 31

Lao morning news for October 31

Lao PDR morning news

Water provider augments supply from Nam Ngum river
In a telephone interview with Vientiane Times yesterday, the General Manager of the Vientiane Water Supply State Enterprise, Mr Khampheuy Vongsakhamphoui, said that after the river level dropped they had decided to install pumps to get water from the river to the treatment plant.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos Among Remote Countries with Best Internet
Berlin-based online travel website Tourlane has named Laos as one of the most remote countries with the best Internet.
— The Laotian Times

Lao Dam Break Survivors Still Face Hardships in Temporary Shelters
Lao villagers displaced by flooding from a dam breach last year are facing hardships in temporary resettlement areas, with clean water hard to find and toilets unusable, and some are moving back to their former land to make a living, Lao sources say.

Low Mekong Water Levels as Lao Dam Begins Operations
Environmentalists and human rights activists have criticized the multi-billion dollar Xayaburi hydro-electric power project in Laos. They warn of serious ecological and human impacts.

Smart city project tops agenda at monthly gov’t meeting
A plan to create “smart” and “eco” cities in Luang Namtha, and Oudomxay provinces topped the agenda at the government’s monthly meeting for October.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Children in Savannakhet’s Xepon district benefit from EU, Unicef nutrition programme
Based on the 2017 Lao Social Indicator Survey II (LSIS-II), 28 percent of children in Savannakhet under five years of age were stunted (low height), slightly below the national average (33 percent); and 10 percent of children were wasted (low weight for height), while the national average stands at 9 percent.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Daily life in Vientiane, Laos
A group of monks pass by That Luang Stupa in Vientiane, Laos, Oct. 26, 2019. (Photo by Kaikeo Saiyasane/Xinhua)
— Xinhua

Over 200 Exhibitors Take Part In Lao Handicrafts Festival 2019
Over 200 exhibitors from provinces across the country have participated in the Lao Handicrafts Festival 2019 under the theme “Promote Lao Handicrafts Through Tourism”.

AMATA Smart City Project Is In Line With Gov’t Policy, A Meeting Told
The government has acknowledged that the proposed AMATA Smart and Eco City project in Luang Namtha and Oudomxay has sound economically analytic results and is in line with the government’s policy, especially on investment promotion, domestic production and development along the Laos-China railway.
— KPL 

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar tackle migrant worker safety
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng met his Lao and Myanmar counterparts on Wednesday to discuss ways to strengthen the protection of migrant workers from each country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hertz appoints agent for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar
Hertz Asia-Pacific said Tuesday it had appointed British holiday company Discover the World as its general sales agent for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.
— Themy Themy

Aussie Firm Cann Global to Cultivate and Process Hemp in Laos
a subsidiary of Australian firm Cann Global, has signed an agreement with Sun Agriculture Promotion Industry and Commercial (SUN), which will allow CGA to cultivate and process cannabidiol hemp in Laos.
— The Laotian Times

LOCA to add Minivan Drivers to its Ridesharing Fleet
LOCA and the Vientiane-based Minivan Association have signed an MOU to welcome 240 minivan association members to the LOCA platform, increasing ease of access to minivan services in Vientiane.
— The Laotian Times

Police warn public over car break-ins
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department is warning motorists to take steps to protect their vehicles following a spate of car burglaries, with the most recent incident occurring on Monday night in Nakham village, Sikhottabong district.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Asian media sharpen journalism skills in China
The Department of Asian Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China invited journalists from Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Cambodia to take part in the programme from October 19-27.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

LOCA, Vientiane Minivan Association join forces for service upgrade
An agreement was signed in Vientiane on Monday between LOCA founder Mr Souliyo Vongdala and President of the Vientiane Minivan Association, Mr Bounkham Latsavong.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

New chief appointed at Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism
The Secretary General of the Party Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, Mr Bounnhang Vorachit, and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Wednesday appointed the Head of the Party Central Committee’s Propaganda Training Board, Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune, as Acting Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, following the retirement of Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


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