Lao morning news for September 3

Lao morning news for September 3

Lao PDR morning news

Laos to turn tourism into a pillar of its economy
Vientiane, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Laos expects to host 4.5 million foreign vacationers this year and to receive close to 8 million dollars in revenues.
— Prensa Latine

Efforts to improve business environment need to be speeded up: Private sector
This was the message from the Vice President of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), Ms Valy Vetsaphong, when she spoke to the media on Friday after a public and private sector consultative meeting in Vientiane.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Minister highlights Laos’ healthcare achievements at Asean meeting
Laos has been increasingly successful in protecting people’s right to healthcare with the majority of the population now having greater access to better quality health services.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Mekong seen rising to alarm stage in Laos on Tuesday
The latest five-day forecasts by the MRC’s Regional Flood Management and Mitigation Centre in Phnom Penh show Pakse water levels increasing further on Wednesday and Thursday. Water levels are forecast to stabilise on Friday and resume rising on Saturday.
— Themy Themy

Law enforcement agencies mull ways to combat transnational crime
Prosecutors, judiciary and law enforcement agencies from the southern provinces along with experts from ILSTA, Canada and the University of Luxembourg last week met in Khammuan province to discuss the combatting of transnational organised crime.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

South Korean president to visit Laos
According to an announcement from the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday, the two-day visit to the Lao PDR by Korean President Moon Jae-in and his delegation is in response to an invitation from President Bounnhang Vorachit, with the aim of further strengthening the friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Troops withdrawn from unsettled Laos-Cambodia border area
The pullback took place in line with the agreement reached by military delegations from the two countries on August 27, requiring the removal of troops from the Haikhao area at the geographic location designated E0523410, N1579776.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Gold mining operation kicks off in Xaysomboun
The project is a partnership between the Jo Bounmy Mining Development Co., Ltd. of the Jo Bounmy Group, a leading business conglomerate in Laos, and the Ministry of National Defence.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao, South Korean companies discuss power industry development
The Korea-Laos business meeting was held recently in Vientiane and co-organised by Korea Nuclear Partners Co. (KNP), Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd (KHNP) and Electricite du Laos (EDL).
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos to Tighten Management of Exchange Rates
The Lao government has stressed the need to tighten the management of currency exchange rates amid the widening gap between the official and market rates.
— The Laotian Times

Storm wreaks havoc in central provinces
Floodwater inundated many areas of Savannakhet and Khammuan provinces after tropical storm Podul blasted through over the weekend, leaving one person dead and damaging large swathes of rice crops.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Save the Children gives boost to early education in Luang Prabang
More than 3,000 disadvantaged kindergarten and early primary school children in 27 villages of remote Nambak and Phonthong districts in Luang Prabang province are set to benefit from a school assistance project.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



Feature photo Bequal

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Literacy Day, September 8.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).


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