Lao morning news for January 8

Lao morning news for January 8

Lao PDR morning news

Laos links 195MW power to Cambodia
Nearly 200 megawatts (MW)of electricity from Dan Sahong Dam in Laos was linked to Cambodia’s national grid yesterday after the dam finished tests on four electricity generators.
— Khmer Times 

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.
— The Star

Laos-China railway investment reaches 6.8 billion yuan in 2019
The figure was reported at the annual meeting of the Laos-China Railway Company (LCRC) yesterday in Vientiane in the presence of its Chairman, Mr Ju Guojiang.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

Lao leaders hail procuracy cooperation with Vietnam
Top Lao leaders on January 7 applauded the effective cooperation between the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam and its Lao counterpart over the past time.
–Vietnam Plus

International visitor numbers soar by 9 percent in 2019
Laos welcomed 4.58 million international visitors last year, representing growth of 9 percent over 2018 when tourist numbers failed to reach the target.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Run-off dam met with reservation
The hydro-electric power plant planned in Luang Prabang will not have any big transboundary impact on Thailand, said the head of Laos’ Department of Energy Policy and Planning, who argued that with Thailand’s support, the project stands to benefit everyone.
— Bangkok Post 

Xi Jinping: China, Laos enjoy 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  

Laos striving to facilitate imports, exports
The Lao government has renewed efforts to reduce administrative barriers in the import and export of goods, hoping to improve the business climate, under a new prime minister’s order.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Hints of Phantom Crater Found Under Volcanic Plateau in Laos
A chunk of tektite found in Laos. Tektites are glassy, rocky debris formed by the impact of meteorites on the Earth’s surface.
— The New York Times   

Laos, China enhance relations, broaden cooperation
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Chinese premier Li Keqiang held talks in Beijing on Monday, calling for fulfilment of the master plan on the building of a community with a shared future between Laos and China to enhance bilateral relations.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos’ Luang Prabang eyeing tourist influx
Luang Prabang, in Laos, 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.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Lao Among Arrested in Malaysia Anti-Vice Operation
Forty-two foreigners, including one from Laos, have been arrested in Malaysia as part of an anti-vice sting operation on the entertainment industry.
— The Laotian Times

Chinese president lauds Laos for sticking to its path of socialism
President Xi Jinping hailed Laos on Monday (Jan 6) as China’s good neighbour, good friend, good comrade and good partner, saying the two sides must move forward with the building of a community with a shared future and better align their development strategies.
— The Stars 

US expert shares insight into Sustainable Development Goals
A national forum on the Sustainable Development Goals was held in Vientiane on January 6, headed by the Director of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, SDG Advocate, University Professor and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, New York, USA, Professor Jeffrey Sachs.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao leaders hail procuracy cooperation with Vietnam
Top Lao leaders on January 7 applauded the effective cooperation between the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam and its Lao counterpart over the past time.
— Vietnam Plus

Luang Prabang eyes tourist influx in 2020
To entertain visitors, the city arranged a number of activities including concerts in the town centre while some temples in the former Lao capital offered New Year blessings for tourists.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Energy and mines to remain key boosters of Lao economy in 2020: Economist
Dr Phouphet Kyophilavong of the Faculty of Economics and Business Management at the National University of Laos also pointed out that the Laos-China railway will play a significant role in boosting the country’s potential to attract investment, trade and tourists.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Kao Rao Cave – a hidden underground world awaits
My preference is to visit caves when they are relatively empty of tourists so I can enjoy the tranquillity, but their growing popularity means I don’t experience them as much as I would like.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

S Korean firm to Supply Uniforms for Lao Baseball Team
South Korean firm Cheil F&S has announced that it will supply uniforms for the Lao national baseball team on a regular basis.
— The Laotian Times

Magic Lao Carpets
In a bustling workshop in the backstreets of inner-city Vientiane, agile fingers are hard at work and eyes are trained closely on the task at hand. The fine silk flows liberally as a team of mainly female employees hailing from across Laos work their chosen material into intricate and attractive patterns. Creations emerge gradually in a wide range of original and inspired designs that promise comfort, style, and timeless value to their prospective purchasers.
— The Laotian Times

Ancient Meteorite Impact Crater Buried under Bolaven Volcanic Field, Laos
A group of researchers has concluded that Laos’s Bolaven volcanic field is likely to be the impact site of a meteorite that struck the Earth approximately 790,000 years ago.
— The Laotian Times


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