Lao morning news for January 2

Lao morning news for January 2

Lao PDR morning news

New opportunities for law firms as Laos’ economy seeks to diversify
WHILE the legal sector in Laos has a long-established focus on hydropower projects, it has seen growing demands from sectors like solar energy, real estate and tourism.
— The Business Times

Laos is on course to graduate from least developed country status
Past policies that have enabled Laos to meet the UN’s least developed country (LDC) graduation thresholds are no longer adequate to ensure sustainable development. The focus of future policies should be on fostering greater productive capacity, increased economic diversification and enabling a stronger business environment.
— East Asia Forum 

Sixth Vietnam–Laos–China ‘con’ festival wraps up
A ceremony was held in Muong Te district, the northwestern mountainous province of Lai Chau, on December 31 to wrap up the sixth Vietnam-Laos-China ‘con’ festival, themed “Colour of friendship”.
— Vietnam Plus

We Need To Talk About Laos’ Bomb Problem
Between 1964 and 1973, the United States dropped two million tons of ordnance on Laos, making the small Southeast Asian country the most heavily bombed country per capita in history.
— The Mcgill International Review 

In New Year messages, European leaders voice concerns and aspirations
Leaders of European countries have voiced concerns and aspirations in their Christmas and New Year messages, as the eventful year of 2019 comes to an end.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, Vietnam to open new shared border crossings
Laos and Vietnam are preparing to upgrade two more local crossing points to official border crossings to facilitate international visits in the northern and southern provinces of the two countries.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

City joyfully welcomes New Year 2020
New Year’s Eve saw government officials, citizens and visitors to Laos give a rousing welcome to the year 2020 when they gathered in Vientiane and throughout Laos to celebrate the occasion and count down to the start of a new decade.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Mekong levels to drop as China conducts equipment tests
The Mekong River Commission on Tuesday reported dam equipment tests in China will affect water levels in Cambodia, Thailand and Laos in the middle of this month.
— Khmer Times

The wild south of Laos
It’s 3am and I’m stranded in a town where there’s nothing but endless stalls selling grilled chicken. I had barely fallen asleep on the grueling sleeper bus — where I have to share a tiny bed with a stranger — when I’m told to get off here.
— Taipei Times


Feature photo  Reed Kennedy

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Indochinese tiger extinction in Laos


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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