Laos Suffers Rice Shortage, Price Hikes
Rice prices began to soar in June as a series of recent floods affected many areas in the country, especially the country’s central and southern provinces, which results in farmers stockpiling rice for their own consumption, according to a Vientiane Times report.
— The Laotian Times
Authorities cultivating rice seed aid for flood-affected farmers
Agricultural production authorities have confirmed that 1,500 tonnes of rice seeds are now available for distribution to farmers affected by the recent floods in six central and southern provinces.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)
Laos – Woman detained for criticizing the government online
Lao authorities must immediately release a woman who has been detained for criticizing the government on social media, FIDH and its member organization Lao Movement for Human Rights (LMHR) urged today.
Nam Ngiep 1 Project begins generating electricity for export to Thailand
The project is the latest independent power producer in Laos to become fully operational, according to a press release from the company.
— ANN/Vientiane Times
Foreign Office Minister begins 4-day visit to Laos, Cambodia and Thailand
Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Heather Wheeler will discuss strengthening ties with the region, the role of women, climate change and de-mining.
Govt, international bodies prepare agriculture alternatives for upland production systems
The Lao government has partnered with the Global Environment Facility and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations to implement the project “Climate Smart Agriculture Alternatives for Upland Production Systems in Lao PDR”.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)
Local SMEs urged to produce premium goods for int’l markets
Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) in Laos have to strengthen their capacity to produce premium goods for the international market as their only realistic option, according to an official from International Trade Centre (ITC).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)
Lao Authorities Arrest Woman for Criticizing Flood Relief Efforts on Facebook
A woman in Laos was arrested last week on charges of defaming the country after she posted criticism on Facebook of the slow government response to severe floods in the country’s southern provinces, sources say.
Science And Technology Minister Receives UNESCO Guest
Minister of Science and Technology Boviengkham Vongdara received in Vientiane on Sep 13 a courtesy call from Mr Benno Boer, Head of Natural Sciences, UNESCO.
U.S. Ambassador Announces Emergency Relief For Southern Laos
U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter announced on Sep 13 a Disaster Declaration, and the immediate release of US$ 100,000 in emergency relief in flood-affected areas in southern Laos.
Lao-China Sci. And Tech. Exhibition To Be Held Next Month
The Lao-China Science and Technology Exhibition, the first of its kind, will be held at the National Convention Centre in Vientiane Capital on Oct 11-16, 2019.
Malaysia Day Marked In Vientiane
Malaysian Ambassador to Laos, Mr Aini Atan hosted a reception party to mark the 62nd anniversary of Malaysia’s National Day and the 86th Malaysian Armed Forces Day in Vientiane on Friday, Sep 13.
Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar’s Automotive Market: Q4, 2018 Regulations, Growth Indicators, and Forecasts
This growth insight is part of an ongoing quarterly tracker that monitors the trends and the developments in the automotive markets in Asia-Pacific’s emerging markets of Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.
BIM Land to get $87.5m from IFC to develop tourism in Việt Nam and Lao PDR
BIM Land Joint Stock Company, a property developer under BIM Group, has reached an agreement with International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, for a loan of up to US$87.5 million to develop tourism infrastructure in Việt Nam and Lao PDR.
— Viet Nam News
Global Linear Alpha Olefins (Lao) Market Size Rapid Expansion By 2024
An insightful Qualitative Report on the Global Linear Alpha Olefins (Lao) Market analyzed by expert researchers is published by Market.Biz.
— The Industry Trends
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