Lao morning news for September 25

Lao morning news for September 25

Lao PDR morning news

Laos to boost trade, investment through Huanan tourism festival
Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Savankhone Razmountry led the delegation and was joined by ministry officials and Lao tour companies at the event in Hunan, China.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos to go ahead with Luang Prabang dam project despite warnings
The government of Laos has officially informed the intergovernmental Mekong River Commission (MRC) of its plan to build a new dam in Luang Prabang, despite warnings about the project’s environmental effects.
— Aljazeera

Training supporting local moves to adopt int’l accounting standards
A five-day training of trainer programme to build these skills among officials has been jointly organised by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and the Lao Ministry of Finance with support from the Temasek Foundation International (TF Intl) and will continue until September 27.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

FEATURE: Reducing the use of styrofoam to protect the environment
This year I got up at 4am to distribute food and rice at a nearby temple for relatives who had passed away many years ago. I took five packages of food and rice, wrapped in banana leaves. I knew that banana leaves would degrade naturally and not harm the environment.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

CAEXPO fosters trade, investment, tourism, understanding
The expo serves to further boost economic cooperation between China and Asean. China is now the largest trade partner and the third leading provider of foreign direct investment in Asean.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos determined to strengthen forest governance: Partners
As part of the continuous effort, multiple stakeholders from line ministries, civil society organisations, and the private sector came together in Vientiane last week for the ‘Negotiation Support and Development Committee (NSDC)’ meeting to review progress and the roadmap toward forest governance.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Free Pet Vaccination For Sep 27
Pet vaccination will be conducted for free of charge at the Chao Fa Ngum Park in Vientiane Capital on Sep 27 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Japanese Culture Day Fascinated Attendees In Vientiane
The Japanese Culture Day was organised by the Embassy of Japan in the Lao PDR, in cooperation with the Japan Foundation Asia Centre, the Laos-Japan Institute and the Vientiane Center on Sep 21.

Nelamit Crowned Miss World Laos 2019
Nelamit Saypanya, 20, from Vientiane province, was crowned on Sep 14 as Miss World Laos 2019. The titleholder will represent Laos in the world edition of Miss World 2019 in London, UK, in December.

Lao Tourism Boom attracts Global Hotel Brands
International hotel and resort chain Hilton has announced its plan to open the company’s first hotel chain in the Lao capital Vientiane, marking the latest move by several global hotel brands that are flocking to the landlocked country hoping to benefit from its rapidly growing tourism sector.
— The Laotian Times

Vietnam helps Laos train personnel on defence external relations
A training course on defence external relations for personnel of the Lao People’s Armed Forces opened in Hanoi on September 23.
— Vietnam Plus

Second Sustainable Tourism Solutions Expo to be Held on 27-28 September 2019
After last year’s well-received first event in Luang Prabang, the second Sustainable Tourism Solutions Expo (STSE) will take place this week in Vientiane on 27-28 September 2019 at the Crowne Plaza. The STSE is the region’s leading specialized fair for the tourism industry to celebrate, explore, and exhibit the latest trends, insights, and technology in sustainable tourism and hospitality practices.
— The Laotian Times

LXML Handover Artefacts Discovered in Sepon Mine to Government
Today, Lane Xang Minerals Limited Sepon (LXML) handed over more than 7,800 artifacts to the Lao Government. These artifacts – made up of copper, bronze, chalcedony (regular gems), ceramic, wood among others – have been discovered on site at Sepon mine. This is an outcome from LXML’s decade-long support to the Lao Government in archaeological research and cultural heritage preservation.
— The Laotian Times

Unearthed Xepon artefacts go to museums
All artefacts found and collected from the Xepon gold mining project over the past decade in Savannakhet province’s Vilabouly district have been officially handed over to the Lao government.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

The Laos freight and logistics market is estimated to be valued at USD 497.46 million in 2018 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.47 % during the forecast period.
— Commerce Gazette

City road sections to be upgraded to reduce congestion
Vientiane authorities are improving and widening some main roads and installing traffic lights for pedestrians in community areas to reduce traffic congestion.
– Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane-Vangvieng Expressway 40 percent complete
Construction work is around 40 percent complete on an expressway linking the capital of Vientiane with Vangvieng, a well-known tourism district in Vientiane province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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