Lao morning news for September 10

Lao morning news for September 10

Lao PDR morning news

EU Provides EUR 5 Million For Export Competitiveness, Job Creation In Laos
The European Union (EU) has supported EUR 5 million for export competitiveness and job creation in the Lao PDR by launching the ASEAN Regional Integration Support-Lao PDR Trade-Related Assistance(ARISE Plus-Lao PDR) in Vientiane on Sept 9.
— KPL 

Laos hydropower plant begins operation
With two power stations, the Nam Ngiep 1 plant generates about 1.6 billion kilowatt-hours of energy per year, Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Co said on Friday.
— Bangkok Post

Govt assisting, closely following plight of flood victims
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, leaders of committees and provincial authorities last week visited people in provinces that have been affected by the recent widespread flooding.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao, Singaporean student gathering exchanging knowledge, promoting understanding
National University of Laos (NUOL) students and 30 young leaders of Singapore are participating in the Temasek Foundation International Specialists’ Community Action and Leadership Exchange (TFI SCALE) Programme in Vientiane from September 7-21.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, Cambodia make strides in resolving unsettled border area
This was the outcome of a meeting between the heads of the ministries of Foreign Affairs of Laos and Cambodia, which took place in Vientiane on Friday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Savannakhet University training improves institution governance
Savannakhet University and Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) are continuing to strengthen the university’s administrative skills to improve the quality of its management.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

South Korea pledges US$500 million for Lao development
The Yonhap News Agency reported on September 5 that Laos and the ROK had signed four memorandums of understanding (MOU), one of which concerned Seoul’s plan to offer US$500 million to Laos.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos, Thailand agree on digital tech cooperation for industry
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the cooperation was signed last week in Vientiane by Director General of the Digital Technology Department under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr Keonakhone Xaysoulien, and President of Thailand’s Digital Economy and Promotion Agency (DEPA), Mr Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos, South Korea seek ways to partner in sustainable tourism development
Speaking at the workshop, Head of Office of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Vansy Kouamoua, said the Asean-Korea tourism capacity-building workshop was a good opportunity to learn lessons from other Asean member countries.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

Lao-Chinese joint venture to boost agricultural industry
The agreement on establishing the joint venture CSU Agricultural Innovation Co., Ltd. (CSU) was signed in Vientiane last week by the Managing Director of SAS, Mr Viengthong Phommahaxay, GZAD’s Managing Director Mr Zhong Ming, and UAB Chairman and CEO Ms Wu Hui Tzu.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

KT Corp. Unveils Global Epidemic Prevention Platform in Laos
SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — KT Corp. (KRX: 030200; NYSE: KT) said its Global Epidemic Prevention Platform (GEPP) began service in Lao PDR on September 6 to help the Southeast Asian country enhance its epidemic preparedness and control.
— Yahoo

KT rolls out epidemic prevention app in Laos
South Korean telco KT has launched its epidemic prevention app in Laos, the company announced.
— ZD Net

Laos sends emergency supplies to flood-hit south
Tropical depression Podul and other weather systems that have passed over southern and central Laos since the end of August unleashed torrential rain, causing widespread flooding in Khammuan, Savannakhet, Attapeu, Saravan, Champassak and Xekong provinces.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao gov’t sends emergency supplies to flood-hit areas
Lao officials and military personnel last week used aircraft and trucks of the Lao People’s Army to deliver emergency supplies including drinking water, food, boats, tents and household essentials to six southern provinces devastated by floods.
— Xinhua

KT launches app for epidemic prevention in Laos
South Korea’s KT Corp said Monday its global epidemic prevention platform began operating last week in Laos, the second country in the world to use the smartphone app after Ghana.
— Themy Themy

Lao business sector seeking crackdown on illegal operators
Members of the business community representing numerous companies and entrepreneurs made the call at a Public and Private Consultative Meeting held recently in Vientiane.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Officials Trained On Teaching English As A Second Language
The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs sponsored a three-week training course on “Teaching English as a Second Language-Curriculum Planning and Pedagogy (Train-The-Trainer)” for 22 Lao government officials from 12 to 30 August 2019.
— KPL

 

 

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