Lao morning news for September 20

Lao morning news for September 20

Lao PDR morning news

Flooding in Laos’ Southern Provinces Displaces 100,000, Kills at Least 28
More than 580,000 people have been impacted and at least 28 have died in floods caused by heavy rains over the past two weeks in Laos’ southern provinces, according to estimates revised during a cabinet meeting this week. The death toll figure was reported by the Vientiane Times Thursday.
— RFA

Vietnamese community in Laos donate for flood victims
The Lao Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare held a ceremony in Vientiane on September 19 to receive donations from the Vietnamese community in Laos to support flood victims in the central and southern regions of Laos.
— Vietnam Plus

VietinBank Opens Laos Headquarters in Vientiane
Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) has inaugurated the headquarters in the Lao capital Vientiane, a move that comes amid increasing cooperation between Laos and Vietnam in the banking and finance sectors.
— The Laotian Times

Laos highlights nutrition as Asean tackles human capital development
Senior representatives from Asean member countries and development partners met in Bangkok, Thailand, recently to discuss strategies to accelerate regional human capital development through integrated policy investments and innovative policy reforms.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao, Thai media exchange views on further cooperation
A Lao media delegation visited Thailand from September 10-13 as part of ongoing efforts to promote cooperation and exchange experiences between the two nations in the field.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Int’l experts note Lao enthusiasm for Hin Nam No promotion, safeguards
International experts have observed the Lao government’s passion for promoting and safeguarding natural heritage through its efforts in applying for Hin Nam No National Protected Area as a World Heritage site.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Suspect confesses to breaking anti-Lao PDR propaganda law
Deputy Chief of Champassak Police Office Lieutenant Colonel Phaychit Xayadeth told Vientiane Times yesterday that following their investigation, Ms Houayheuang Xayaboury, known as Ms Mouay, 30, from Salao village, Phonthong district in Champassak province was arrested on September 12 for breaking the law on promoting anti-Lao PDR propaganda.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos, China to stage joint technology expo
The expo at the National Convention Centre will serve as a platform for the two countries’ science and technology sectors under the theme “Fostering Smart Technology Application to Achieve the Goal of Industrialisation and Modernisation”.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Golden Triangle SEZ assists flood victims in Laos
The amount was presented on Tuesday by the Chairman of the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone, Mr Chio Wai, to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao-Chinese Co-production: Dok Champa Baan Premieres
The film ‘Dok Champa Baan’, co-produced by Lao and Chinese filmmakers premiered Thursday at Vientiane Centre, Vientiane.
— KPL

Vietnamese and Lao provinces enhance cooperation
Leaders of the two provinces informed each other of their socio-economic developments and the coordination in maintaining security and order and protecting the border, and also reviewed the results in the cooperation in all fields between the two localities in the recent years.
— Nhan Dan

Alleged drug gang money-launderer arrested
An alleged money-launderer for a Lao drug network has been arrested in Mukdahan province, with police claiming he “washed” more than 200 million baht over a four-month period.
— Bangkok Post

Receiving spiritual gifts of Luang Prabang, Laos
I step out from a dark alley into the dimly lit street. The pavement is still glistening from last night’s rain as I make my way towards the main road.
— Kamloops This Week

First-class Labour Order presented to outgoing Lao Ambassador
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh presented Labour Order, first class, to outgoing Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Thongsavanh Phomvihane in Hanoi on September 19.
— Vietnam Plus

Vietnamese and Lao provinces enhance cooperation
Leaders of the two provinces informed each other of their socio-economic developments and the coordination in maintaining security and order and protecting the border, and also reviewed the results in the cooperation in all fields between the two localities in the recent years.
— Nhan Dan

 

 

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