Lao morning news for January 10

Lao morning news for January 10

Lao PDR morning news

Laos imposes new regulations on growing vehicle industry
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce on January 3 posted the decree at, a government website that provides business operators with useful trading information.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao hydropower plant connected to Cambodia’s grid
The Dan Sahong Hydropower Plant in Laos was connected to Cambodia’s national grid on January 7 after the plant finished tests on four generators, the Khmer Times reported.
— Vietnam Plus 

Power usage in Laos predicted to soar to 1,800MW in 2020-25
Northern Laos will require around 1,050MW, followed by the central region with 500MW, while the south will need 250MW, Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Khammany Inthirath told the media recently.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Lao Villagers Displaced by Dams Struggle to Survive in Resettlement Sites
​Hundreds of Lao families displaced by Chinese-backed dam projects and now living in resettlement villages are facing hardships due to poor housing and a lack of work, with many still waiting for compensation promised for fields and orchards lost when they were forced to move, sources say.
— RFA ​ 

Lao workers to undergo training in China for railway operation
As many as 600 Lao workers will undergo training in China in preparation for operation of the China-Laos railway, which is scheduled to commence service in December 2021, the rail operator has announced.
— Xinhua 

China, Laos sign agreement on local currency cooperation
China and Laos have signed an agreement on bilateral monetary cooperation to enhance the use of local currencies in trade and investment, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the country’s central bank, announced Thursday.
— Xinhua  

New project upgrading facilities in southern tourist hotspot
The new initiative, known as ‘Improvement of infrastructure and facilities related to tourism project at Khong district, Champassak province, Laos’ is being implemented on the popular Don Det and Don Khone islands in the Mekong riverine archipelago known as the 4,000 Islands.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Delegation of Lao province pays pre-Tet visit to Hoa Binh
A delegation of the Lao province of Houaphanh offered Lunar New Year (Tet) greetings to authorities and people of Hoa Binh province during a visit to the northern locality of Vietnam on January 9.
— Vietnam Plus

Prime Minister receives Lao NA Chairwoman
The PMs of the two countries also always create favourable conditions for Vietnamese and Lao students in the other country, he said, suggesting that the two legislatures should provide all possible support for joint projects in line with laws, as well as the effective implementation of high-level agreements between the two governments.
— Nhan Dan 

Lao kip exchange rate fluctuating
The value of the kip when exchanged for other currencies at commercial banks in Laos has gradually decreased, with the Bank of the Lao PDR (BoL) issuing a neutral rate of 8,864 kip per US dollar as of Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese President Xi Jinping says China and Laos will enjoy a shared future
Enhancing exchanges on governance and to jointly improve the ability to govern and safeguard both the country’s interests, Xi called on China and Laos to work “hand in hand and side by side”. “China will continue to firmly support Laos’s efforts to safeguard its sovereignty and dignity,” said Xi.
— Business Reporter 

Hundreds of workers to undergo training for railway operation
Personnel selection and training will be carried out in three sessions, with the first job vacancies expected to be announced this month, said a senior official with the Laos-China Railway Company (LCRC), which was established by the Lao and Chinese governments to operate the railway.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

PM expresses sympathy to Australia on major bushfires
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has sent a message of sympathy to his australian counterpart Scott Morrison over major bushfires in australia.
— KPL 

Khammuan turning lake and environs into tourist attraction
The emerald green lake is one of 10 nature-based tourist sites in Hinboon district for which the province has authorised a local company to conduct a feasibility study for development under the Green World project.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Vientiane named among cheapest cities for backpackers
Vientiane has been named the second cheapest city in Asia for backpackers to visit in 2020, a study conducted by the UK-based Alpha Travel Insurance has revealed.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Third phase of civil aviation training project takes flight
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport and a Swiss-based company, Partners in Aviation and Communication Technologies (PACTEC), are continuing to work together to train the next generation of commercial pilots in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

PM encourages Chinese firms to invest in Laos
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith met with Chinese business leaders this week as part of his official visit to China from January 5 to 9.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Thua Thien-Hue, Lao province review cooperation
Leaders of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue and the Lao province of Savannakhet reviewed implementation of their bilateral cooperation at a meeting in Hue city on January 9.
— Vietnam Plus

Parliamentary cooperation promotes Vietnam – Laos friendship: Top legislator
Meeting with her Lao counterpart Pany Yathotou in Hanoi on January 9, the top legislator spoke highly of the efficiency of the conferences held by the two National Assemblies in the past time, and recommended similar events should be organised to enhance experience sharing between the two legislative bodies.
— Nhan Dan


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