Lao morning news for September 9

Lao morning news for September 9

Lao PDR morning news

Lao political activist disappears
A Lao activist working in Bangkok has disappeared after criticising his country’s government online and in public protests, Lao sources say.
— Bangkok Post

Over 122,800 Households Affected By Flood In Southern Laos
Mr Vilayphong Sisomvang, Acting Director, Department of Social Welfare, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare gives an interview to journalists about flood in southern Laos on Sep 8, 2019

Laos, Malaysia and Thailand Agree to Expand a Trilateral Power Deal
Laos, Malaysia and Thailand have agreed to expand a trilateral power deal, under which Lao electricity will be sold to the Malaysians via the Thai grid, Thailand’s minister of energy said Thursday.

Lao PM to visit Cambodia to resolve border issue
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will pay an official visit to Cambodia from Thursday to Friday to resolve the two countries’ ongoing border issue and strengthen relations.
— Bangkok Post

Rights group concerned over missing Lao activist in Thailand
A Paris-based human rights group called Friday for Thai authorities to investigate the disappearance in Bangkok of a Laotian pro-democracy activist who was seeking political asylum.
— The Washington Post 

Japan trade group promotes Lao SEZs
The Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) Vientiane will work with the developers of four special economic zones (SEZs) to encourage more investment by Japanese companies, to boost trade and economic ties between Laos and Japan.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tropical Depression KAJIKI, Lao PDR – 08 September 2019
According to the Social Welfare Department of Lao PDR, emergency response teams from the military, police, and health sectors, equipped with trucks, boats, vehicles, helicopters, tools, and other equipment, have been deployed to the affected provinces for emergency response.
— Relief Web

Laos to Offer Free Wi-Fi at Landmarks in Vientiane
Laos has launched a project to offer free Wi-Fi at landmarks in its capital Vientiane in a move to cater to not only the general public but also foreign visitors.
— The Laotian Times

Miss Hmong Laos Contest to Be Held in December
Contestants are flocking to enter the fourth annual Miss Hmong Laos contest, which will be held in December this year.
— The Laotian Times

S Korean President Vows to Continue Support for Dam Collapse Victims
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, on a state visit to Laos, has vowed to make every effort to assist those affected by the catastrophic dam collapse in southern Laos last year.
— The Laotian Times

Japanese trade group promotes investment in Lao SEZs
A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed in Vientiane on Tuesday by the Chief Representative of JETRO Vientiane, Mr Katsuichi Iwakami, and the zone developers.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos pushing rail link development for regional connectivity
A senior public works and transport official highlighted the government efforts in his address at a meeting of the Sub-working Group on the Singapore-Kunming Rail Link (SWG-SKRL) in Vientiane on Thursday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Savannakhet University Improves Its University Governance
The University of Savannakhet launched on Sep 4 a project to improve its university governance in relation to a quality approach.

First Mekong flood reaches Thailand and Laos before landing on Cambodia over the next few days
Vientiane, 5 Sep, 2019 – The Mekong River flood has now reached Thailand and the Lao PDR, while over the next few days will land on Cambodia.

Are Laos’ Land-Linking Dreams a Risky Bet?
The Lao government aspires to gain centrality in the Greater Mekong Subregion via new infrastructure; but at what price?
— The Diplomat

D&L among most favored ASEAN firms; Lao in top CEOs
The firm was ranked among the top in a list of over 1,600 Asian companies nominated for outstanding corporate leadership and investor relations.
— Manila Bulletin



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