Lao morning news for January 21

Lao morning news for January 21

Lao PDR morning news

Laos faces growing inflation
Inflation continued to increase in December, sending a strong warning that serious action is needed to rein in the price of goods and services to prevent them rising further, according to a senior economist.
— Vientianne Times (paywall)

China’s Mekong River dams are generating renewable energy, but are costing locals their livelihoods
Early in January, locals in the northern Thai village of Chiang Khong woke to find the Mekong River had dropped a metre overnight.
— ABC News 

More than 100 cases of human trafficking recorded in Lao province in 2019
Women in Luang Namtha province continued to fall prey to human traffickers last year, with many being tricked into fraudulent marriages.
— The Star Online 

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.
— Phnom Penh Post

China’s rail network opens up transport links in Laos
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN): The under construction Laos-China railway is the biggest development project taking place in Laos and is a part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
— The Star Online 

Laos once considered the letter R a Western interloper. The Internet helped bring it back.
Listen closely in Laos and you can hear a linguist renaissance. It sounds a lot like the letter R.
— The Washington 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 Sentinel

Armed forces capabilities on display for Army Day
The Ministry of National Defence’s special military detective force put on a strong display in front of government leaders on Friday to celebrate the 71st Lao People’s Army Day.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

British Embassy supports gender equality in Laos
The British Embassy is supporting the Lao Women’s Union and the Social Development Alliance Association (SODA) with guidelines on measuring gender responsiveness basic service delivery and the evaluation of statistical systems relating to gender.
— Vientiane Times

Vat Phou, Xiengthong temple honoured with sustainable tourism awards
Vat Phou temple in Champassak province and Vat Xiengthong temple in Luang Prabang province were the recipients of sustainable tourism standard awards at the Asean Together Forum Brunei 2020 on Thursday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Ministry to adjust cost of pork amid escalating market price
A butcher in Vientiane’s Khuadin market, Ms Mack, said “I sell Grade A pork for 43,000 to 45,000 kip per kg because the price charged by middlemen has increased. This means I cannot sell pork at the price designated by government.”
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Thailand provides 1.38 billion baht to Laos for construction of new bridge
Because of its significance for regional economic development, the Lao side of the bridge has received funding support from Thailand through the Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA), amounting to over 1.38 billion baht (over 414 billion kip).
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Ministry pursues technological development
A workshop held yesterday noted that there is now greater understanding of the issues surrounding intellectual property and the progress made in human resource development in this field.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Vat Phou, Xiengthong temple honoured with sustainable tourism awards
The ruins of Vat Phou temple are more than 1,000 years old and have been designated a Unesco World Heritage Site.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Regional workshop on green agriculture held in Vientiane
Green and sustainable development initiatives and policies enabling the positive transformation of agricultural production systems were shared at a regional workshop on green and sustainable agriculture held on Jan 21-22 in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.

Women’s groups push for greater access to basic services
The Lao Women’s Union and the Social Development Alliance Association (SODA) have developed a guide to measuring gender-responsiveness basic service delivery, to enable more women to participate in social, health, education and economic development.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Minister highlights army’s deep-seated ties to the Lao people
Strict allegiance to the public’s interests has engendered lasting support for the Lao People’s Army by the multiethnic people since it was established 71 years ago, according to a statement by the army’s top commander.
— Vientiane Times


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


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