Lao morning news for September 24

Lao morning news for September 24

Lao PDR morning news

Laos to stop quality testing of electronic, electric appliances
This has led to the rise in import procedures and the costs have increased, according to an update on the official website of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce last week.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos: Govt committee formed to study medicinal marijuana
The Prime Minister’s Office recently issued an announcement appointing the Minister of Health, Associate Professor Dr Bounkong Syhavong to chair the committee.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Thai NGOs Speak Out Against Proposed Dam in Laos
A new dam planned for construction on the Mekong River in Laos is causing great concern for environmental NGOs from Thailand, who say Laos’ fifth big dam on the river will have adverse effects on fish and people in the region.
— RFA

Stakeholders Meet To Review Progress On Combating Illegal Logging
Lao government continues placing its priority on combating illegal logging, promoting trade in legal timber products and sustainable forest management.
— KPL

Lao mainstream media serves as reliable source of flood information
Information, Culture and Tourism Deputy Minister, Mr Savankhone Razmountry said on September 19 that on behalf of the government he would like to express his appreciation to mainstream media over its efforts in keeping local and international communities well-informed on what is happening in the flooded areas.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Donnokkhoum-450 road builder’s contract extended for 18 months
The contract for the company building an 11-km road from Donnokkhoum village in Sisattanak district to the 450 Year Road in Xaysettha district has been extended by 18 months after the contractor faced a shortage of funds.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

CLMTV highlights protection of workers’ rights
Laos will continue to cooperate with regional and development partners to protect migrant workers’ rights, a conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia was told last week.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

ASEM Recommends Actions To Strengthen Partnership For Sustainable Development, Inclusive Growth
At a two-day 8th Asia-Europe Meeting Sustainable Development Dialogue concluded in Cambodia’s Siem Reap last Friday, several recommendations were made to enhance water partnerships between the Mekong and European countries to achieve sustainable development and inclusive growth.
— KPL

Governance, Risk and Compliance-The Lao Insurance Industry
“Governance, Risk and Compliance – The Lao Insurance Industry”, report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in the Loas.
— Stock Market Pioneer

Nigerians arrested at Laos-Vietnam border trafficking drugs
The arrests happened after 3.2 kilograms of meth was found in a bus during a police raid at the Lao Bao international border gate at 4 a.m. last Friday.
— VN Express

Reed Smith supports 2,400 MW energy deal with Laos
The critical 2,400 MW energy deal signed earlier this month by Electricité du Cambodge (EDC) and two independent power providers in Laos was made possible through facilitation by international law firm Reed Smith.
— Khmer Times

Authorities: Strong rains to batter Lao, Thai border areas
Authorities have appealed to villagers living along the borders with Lao and Thailand on Monday to brace for floods as strong rains are forecast to sweep across the Mekong River Basin until the end of the month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vientiane, Laos’s Nelamith Soumounthong to compete in Miss World 2019 in London, England
National University of Laos student Nelamith Soumounthong, 20, will represent Laos in Miss World 2019. She is the third woman to represent the country in the oldest running international beauty pageant created by the late Eric Morley in the United Kingdom in 1951.
— Conan Daily

PM chairs meeting reviewing projects with Laos, Cambodia
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a meeting in Hanoi on September 23 with ministries, agencies and corporations to review the implementation of the Vietnam – Laos, Vietnam – Cambodia high-level agreements.
— Vietnam Plus

 

 

Feature photo Lao Deaf Unit 

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of Sign Languages, September 23

 

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