World Bank Classifies Laos as Lower-Middle-Income Economy for 2020
The World Bank has classified Laos as a lower-middle-income economy in its latest classification for the 2020 fiscal year.
— The Laotian Times
New data indicates positive tourism growth in Laos
Data provided by the ministry’s Tourism Development Department show that tourist arrivals exceeded 4.7 million last year, an increase of 14.44 percent on 2018.
— ANN/Vientiane Times
Laos to open Pak Mon border checkpoint Feb 1
Laos will open the Pak Mon checkpoint in Sayaboury province opposite Thailand’s Ban Huak checkpoint in Phu Sang district of this northern border province on Feb 1, provincial chamber of commerce adviser Kongsak Tharanit said on Saturday.
— Bangkok Post
Unitel – A symbol of fruitful Vietnam-Laos economic cooperation
When it comes to telecommunications in Laos, most people will think of Unitel – a Star Telecom brand, which is a joint venture between Viettel of Vietnam and a Lao company.
— Nhan Dan
New Air Routes to Japan’s Kumamoto Expected to Quadruple Lao Visitors
The number of Lao visitors to Japan’s city of Kumamoto is expected to grow four times bigger in the next ten years after the new airline routes between the Lao capital Vientiane and the Japanese city are launched, according to the latest estimation.
— The Laotian Times
India’s national day marked in Vientiane
Indian Ambassador to the Lao PDR Dinkar Asthana hosted in Vientiane a reception to celebrate the 71st Republic Day of the Republic of India on Jan 24.
Feature photo Slow Train to the Coast
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on raptors of Asean, here the spot-bellied eagle-owl, or forest eagle-owl.
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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