Lao morning news for January 16

Lao morning news for January 16

Lao PDR morning news

Japan Arrests Lao Citizen for Smuggling Out Ivory
Japan has arrested a Lao citizen for an attempt to smuggle out ivory from the country.
— The Laotian Times  

Laos to export 20,000 MW of electricity by 2030
Electricity is considered a huge revenue earner for Laos, especially through exports to neighbouring countries and Asean states such as Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Singapore.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

Poor Young Women and Girls in Laos Continue to Fall Prey to Trafficking Schemes
Despite educational efforts by the Lao government, an increasing number of Lao women and girls – mostly from poor rural communities or ethnic minorities — are falling victim to trafficking schemes.
— Radio Free Asia 

Almost US$187 million lost to misuse, state inspector reveals
The finding was the result of inspections into 945 targets in state bodies last year by investigation authorities at all levels, the Government Inspection Authority (GIA) reported at the sector’s annual meeting last week, according to media reports.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Criteria for railway jobs revealed
The Laos-China Railway Company has outlined the basic requirements for people applying for jobs in the operation of the Laos-China railway, which is slated for completion in 2021.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Leaders of Cambodian and Lao Legislative Bodies Discuss Cooperation in Australia
President of the National Assembly of Cambodia, Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin held a bilateral talk with his Lao counterpart H.E. Ms. Pany Yathotou, on the sidelines of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Canberra, Australia on Wednesday.

Laos urged to think beyond being a landlocked country
The LAO government must employ concrete measures to implement its policy on transformation of the country from landlocked to a land bridge, a senior economist has said.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Number of Lao nationals studying abroad dips in 2019
The number of Lao nationals taking courses in other countries dropped from 7,128 in 2018 to 5,799 in 2019, according to a report from the Student Affairs Department, Ministry of Education and Sports.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos: Rice festival steeped in tradition
Visitors to Laos should not miss the annual Boun Kongkhao festivities — the rice stack festival — which are currently taking place to celebrate the rice harvest.
— The Japan News 

SEZ authorities urged to maximise benefits through better management
To this end, the annual meeting on the development and management of SEZs was held in Vientiane on Tuesday at the SEZ Promotion and Management Office.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry strengthens ties with China-Asean Business Council
Last week, the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the China-Asean Business Council (CABC) during a Lao and Chinese business operators’ meeting in Beijing.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Upgraded road link paves way for more Thai visitors
The upgrade of the 114-km National Road No. 4B, which links northern Laos to Nan province in Thailand, is now officially complete and is expected to attract more tourists to the World Heritage-listed town of Luang Prabang.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

France to continue to support Laos in various areas
The French Republic will continue to support Laos in many fields particularly in agriculture, tourism and education, French Ambassador to the Lao PDR Florence Jeanblanc-Risler has said.

Vietnamese New Year celebrated in Vientiane
The Vietnamese Embassy to the Lao PDR in cooperation with the Vietnamese People’s Association in Laos held on Tuesday’s night a reception party to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year in Vientiane Capital.

PHL talents featured in Lao PDR fashion week
Aiming to promote the fashion industry in Lao PDR, more than 50 local and international designers showcased their latest collections at the Laos Fashion Week in September 2019 at the Landmark Mekong Riverside Hotel in the capital city.
— Buisness Mirror


Feature photo ClimateLinks/ isabelmccan 

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on renewable energy use throughout Asean.


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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