Lao morning news for January 20

Lao morning news for January 20

Lao PDR morning news

Road 4B, built with US$ 65.6 million inaugurated
This week witnessed an inauguration ceremony held in Chomphet district, Luang Prabang, for newly built Road 4B stretching 114 km between Hongsa district of Xayaboury and Xiengmen district of Luang Prabang.
— KPL 

U.S. Strengthens Support for Lao Government to Meet Its Development Goals
During a three-day visit to Laos from Jan 12-15, a senior official from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) reinforced the United States government’s support to the Lao PDR as the two countries collaborate to achieve Laos’ development goals.
— KPL  

Lao dam impact on dolphin migration highlighted
Sub-national officials and communities in the province are concerned about the impact of Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower dam on the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin population in the downstream Mekong River.
— Khmer Times 

A young woman’s search for her roots in a land of war
Today, Ms Sera Soulapheng Koulabdara, 35, is Executive Director of Legacies of War and lives in Columbus, Ohio.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

Laos Sees Fewer People Studying Overseas in 2019
The number of Lao nationals taking courses overseas dropped from 7,128 in 2018 to 5,799 in 2019, the latest government report has shown.
— The Laotian Times 

Lao J Brothers Wins Laos’s First Professional Baseball League
Lao baseball team Lao J Brothers has won Laos’s first professional baseball league in both men’s and women’s leagues.
— The Laotian Times 

Environment Protection Fund gives boost to natural resource management
The funding will support environmental protection activities in Vientiane, Borikhamxay, Khammuan, Xieng Khuang, Luang Prabang and Savannakhet provinces.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao SEZs aiming for increase in investors, employees
Laos’ Special and Specific Economic Zone (SEZ) Promotion and Management Office and domestic SEZ authorities are gearing up to promote operations in various zones across the nation.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Lao restaurant SapSap will pop up at Crossroads Collective food hall on the east side
The popular Racine pop-up SapSap, which specializes in home-style Lao cooking, will pop up in Milwaukee for the first time, for two weeks at Crossroads Collective food hall.
— Milwaukee Journal Sentine

Khmu village to feature in Oudomxay tourism programme
Lak 10 village is located next to the cave and is home to a sizeable Khmu community. The Khmu are one of the 50 ethnic groups living in Laos.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

160 cluster sub-munitions unearthed in Khammuan
According to the MAG clearance team, which is funded by the UK government, the cluster sub-munitions were unearthed in a rice field in Phone village, and the team is continuing to search for UXO in Khammuan province.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Big Buddhas, New Citizens, Raging Elephants, and Near Deaths – This Week In Social Media
It’s that time again when the Laotian Times brings our readers a round-up of some of the most shared social media topics this past week, based on reach and engagement on Facebook. From rowdy elephants and golden Buddhas to winning lottery tickets and spirit-telling lottery numbers, this list gives readers a taste of the kinds of topics that are extensively shared in the Lao social media.
— The Laotian Times


Feature photo Tukata Foundation

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on  International Day of Education, Jan 24.


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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