Lao morning news for January 24

Lao morning news for January 24

Lao PDR morning news

Lao health ministry calls for vigilance over new virus
Particular vigilance is in place at borders in the northern provinces of Phongsaly, Luang Namtha and Oudomxay, which share a border with China, while travellers from China will be carefully screened.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

No New Thinking in Laos?
Laos’ ruling communist party will hold its National Congress early next year, when new leaders and a new Politburo is elected, but there’s not much use in trying to predict the outcome.
— The Diplomat 

Laos eyes sale of 500,000 cattle to China
The steps needed to increase exports will be backed by studies undertaken by the National Institute for Economic Research.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

PM agrees with plan for bio-diversity cooperation with Laos
The Prime Minister has given a green light to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to coordinate with other ministries, authorities and localities as well as the Lao side to hold a bilateral ministerial-level meeting on accelerating cooperation activities in preserving the bio-diversity and managing preservation areas along the bilateral border.
— Vietnam Plus

Vientiane commerce dept proposes new pork price amid limited supply
The farm gate price for pigs should be set at 23,500 kip a kg, 28,500 kip a kg for pig carcasses sold at the slaughterhouse, and 40,000 kip for grade A pork and 38,000 kip for grade B pork sold in markets, Vientiane Industry and Commerce Department Director, Mr Berlin Phetchantharath, told members of the Vientiane’s People Council this week.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao business chamber, Mekong Institute ink 5-year cooperation agreement
Both parties acknowledged each other’s strengths and expertise and have pledged to cooperate in selected areas for capacity building in regional development, enhancement and integration.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Lao Government Allows Tree Felling Near Site of Dam Collapse
Authorities in Laos are allowing timber companies to fell trees in an area that was flooded after a dam collapse described as Laos’ worst flooding in decades, much to the ire of residents of the formerly flooded forests.
— Radio Free Asia 

Vangvieng bridge users must continue to pay fee
The toll was approved as part of the concession agreement and is levied on pedestrians, cyclists, motorbikes and larger vehicles. Motorbike riders are charged 10,000 kip for a two-way crossing.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao PM issues order to address investment constraints
Mr Thongloun issued the order on Tuesday in an address to ministries and ministry-equivalent bodies.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

Departing ambassador describes growing Laos-US relations
“I think it is a great time in the bilateral relationship. Certainly it is the best we’ve seen in many, many years,” the departing US Ambassador to Laos, Ms Rena Bitter, told the Vientiane Times on Wednesday when asked to evaluate the current state of Laos-US relations.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Departing US ambassador hails 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.
— The Star Online

Mountain garden provides a visitor haven in Luang Namtha
These rise to between 800-2,000 metres above sea level and cover an area of 9,325 square kilometres.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

“Fly, Meet, Shop” Campaign Targets Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) introduced a new enhanced campaign so-called “Fly, Meet, Shop” to boost Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) corporate travel markets.
— Fitn News 

 

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

 

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