Lao morning news for January 7

Lao morning news for January 7

Lao PDR morning news

Govt to facilitate imports, exports
The government has renewed efforts to reduce administrative barriers in the import and export of goods, hoping to improve the business climate, under to a new prime minister’s order.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Children’s Hospital satisfied with improved health services
The Children’s Hospital in Vientiane has seen good results in terms of fulfilling five criteria relating to service excellence and one relating to patient satisfaction over the past year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Tigers have likely been driven extinct in Laos
Indochinese tigers have fallen on hard times, having seen their habitats throughout their former ranges drastically reduced over the decades. Rampant poaching has also taken their toll on the majestic predators. Tigers have recently been declared extinct in Cambodia and neighboring Vietnam.
— Sustainability Times  

China, Laos to enhance cooperation, boost ties
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with visiting Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith here on Monday, calling for further development of bilateral relations.
— Xinhua 

Vietnam in deals to buy Laos electricity from 2021
Vietnam’s electricity firm EVN has signed five new deals to buy electricity from Laos starting from next year, the state-run company said.
— Reuters

China, Laos eye closer cooperation to build community with shared future
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday met in Beijing with visiting Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on closer cooperation to build the China-Laos community with a shared future.
— CGTN  

EVN, Laos’ Phongsubthavy Group sign power purchase agreements
The signing ceremony took place on January 4 as part of the 42nd Vietnam – Laos Intergovernmental Committee and was witnessed by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith.
— Vietnam Plus

Spectacular Places to Visit and Must Stays in Laos
There are some spectacular places to visit in Laos beyond anything you’ve seen before. A trip to Laos is like a breath of fresh air for jaded world-travelers who think they’ve seen it all.
— Chiang Rai Times

Viral video: Noodles land on diner’s face at Hai Di Lao
A woman at a popular hotpot restaurant was hit in the face with noodles that were inadvertently flung towards her during a “noodle dance”.
— Asia One 

Luang Prabang eyes tourist influx in 2020
This city was crowded with visitors from around Laos and overseas over the New Year holiday, building local people’s hopes of a resurgence in tourism in the world heritage town.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao, Vietnamese PMs: inter-gov’t committee meeting a success
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that the 42nd meeting of the Laos – Vietnam Inter-Governmental Committee is a success.

42nd Meeting Of Laos – Vietnam Inter-governmental Committee Convenes in Hanoi
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc co-chaired the 42nd meeting of the Laos – Vietnam Inter-governmental Committee in Hanoi on Jan 4.

Miss Hmong Laos 2020 Announced
Pakulee Yiacha from Xaysomboun Province has been crowned Miss Hmong Laos 2020 at a ceremony held in Samket, Sikhottabong district, Vientiane on Jan 3.

Lao, HK cyclists dominate stage 1 of Cambodia Bay Cycling Tour 2020
Ariya Phounsavath of Laos bested nearly 100 other cyclists from Asia, North America, Oceania and Europe to win the first stage of the Cambodia Bay Cycling Tour 2020.
— Khmer Times

42nd meeting of Vietnam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee convenes in Hanoi
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his delight in the ongoing development of the close friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos in all areas.
— Nhan Dan


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