Lao morning news for January 23

Lao morning news for January 23

Lao PDR morning news

Laos Eyes Production of Korean Rice Wine
Laos Army Import and Export Trading and a Korean firm ROAD have agreed to produce and distribute Korean rice wine in the country.
— The Laotian Times 

Mekong media personnel learn new lessons from China​​
The programme comprised many interesting activities such as a visit to the offices of the People’s Daily, and trips to Company, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, and then two days of lectures on new media and new technology by local experts.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Health urges preventive actions against Novel Coronavirus 2019
The cabinet of the Ministry of Health has issued a notification urging relevant authorities across the country to take preventive actions against deadly Novel Coronavirus 2019. No cases have been reported in Laos.
— KPL 

Enhance Human Capital and Social Investments for Demographic Dividend in Lao PDR
The Lao PDR has one of the youngest populations in Southeast Asia, with over half (50.8%) of the population being between the age of 10 and 35 years (Lao Statistics Bureau [LSB], 2015).
— KPL  

Laos to Control Pork Price amid Sharp Price Rise
Laos will set a new official price for pork as merchants struggle to sell the meat at the set government price of LAK 36,000 (USD 4) per kg.
— The Laotian

Laos discusses sustainable green development with Mekong countries
Representatives of government agencies, farmers, the private sector, and development partners from Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam are meeting in Vientiane from January 21-22 to discuss the national green growth strategy and draft the Green and Sustainable Agriculture Strategic Framework (GSASF).
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

35th Universal Periodic Review: UK statement on Lao People’s Democratic Republic
The UK delivers statement on Lao People’s Democratic Republic at the 35th Session of Universal Periodic Review (UPR), sharing recommendations to improve their human rights record.
— Gov.UK 

Vangvieng bridge users must continue to pay fee
Vangvieng authorities say they will allow the concessionaire of the Nam Xong Bridge, which is a key river crossing in the popular tourist hotspot, to continue charging people a fee to use the bridge.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Bokeo to host kapok flower festival next month
This is the 20th edition of the festival and also celebrates the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone’s Tourism Year.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Departing ambassador describes growing Laos-US relations
Laos-US cooperation and relations have improved after the two nations decided to leave the past behind, according to the United States’ top diplomat in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Laos: A young woman’s quest for answers on her war-torn homeland
She had to leave her home in Laos and travel thousands of miles to the United States when she was just eight years old, so her knowledge of the war that had engulfed Laos many years before was practically non-existent.
— The Japan News  

Asean textile industry reps eye seamless export trade
The AFTEX 43rd Council Meeting and 40th Plenary Session took place last week and was hosted by the Association of Lao Garment Industries.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Experts recommend policy, technical standards for electric vehicles
They provided recommendations in the areas of EV registration, EV technical inspection, taxation, financial promotion, and the importation of EVs.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Research institute needs to branch out, PM advises
The premier made constructive and open suggestions at a meeting held at the institute on Tuesday and heard a report on the past years’ achievements and future research plans.
— ANN/Vientiane Times


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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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