Lao morning news for January 9

Lao morning news for January 9

Lao PDR morning news

Laos links 195MW power to Cambodia
Nearly 200 megawatts of electricity from Don Sahong Dam in Laos has been linked to Cambodia’s national grid after the dam finished tests on four electricity generators.
— Bangkok Post  

Laos’ foreign tourist arrivals up 9 pct in 2019
Laos welcomed 4.58 million international visitors in 2019, representing growth of nine percent over 2018 when tourist numbers failed to reach the target.
— Xinhua 

Energy, mines to remain key drivers of Lao economy
The Lao government should persist with its promotional policy for investment in the energy and mines sectors as they are key income earners for Laos’ economic growth, one of the country’s leading economists has said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Let’s ensure all Lao people have equal access to medical treatment
I would like to mention the health sector in particular. The Ministry of Health has set up its own strategy which appears to be satisfactory. This includes the development village programme; reduction of maternal mortality and increase in child survival, communicable disease and pandemic control; and introducing financial health support systems to ensure sustainability of these improvements.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

China hails Laos as ‘a good friend’
​ President Xi Jinping hailed Laos 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 Star 

Laos ends requirement to obtain permission for import of vehicle parts
This has been done to implement the Prime Minister’s order on improving and coordinating regulations and mechanisms for doing business in Laos (No. 02/ PM, dated February 1, 2018) and the Prime Minister’s order on facilitating imports, exports, temporary imports, transit and movement of goods in Laos (No. 12/PM, dated October 16, 2019).
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

4 Lao drug traffickers arrested in Vietnam
Four Lao drug smugglers were arrested in Vietnam’s central Quang Binh province for transporting 60,000 pills of synthetic drugs, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday
— Xinhua 

China Praises Laos as Good Friend and Neighbor
President Xi Jinping said on Monday that China and Laos will enjoy a shared future as good friends, neighbors, and comrades.
— The Laotian Times 

Evidences of Phantom Crater Found in Laos
Earth has a lot of run-ins with space rocks. They have triggered the demise of the dinosaurs roughly 66 million years ago, known to lit up daytime skies over Russia in thousands of dashcam videos and they even struck a human.
— The Science Times

Labour Minister Receives Outgoing U.S Ambassador
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Khampheng Xaysompheng received on Jan 7 a courtesy call from outgoing U.S ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter as the latter has fulfilled her diplomatic mission in Laos.

Prime Minister receives Lao NA Chairwoman
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc welcomed Chairwoman of the Lao National Assembly (NA) Pany Yathotou during a reception in Hanoi on January 8, saying Vietnam always strives to support fraternal Lao people, including building the Lao NA House with quality and progress on schedule.
— Vietnam Plus 

Two large unexploded bombs unearthed in southern Laos
The unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance team MAG Laos on Monday found two large unexploded bombs in Langkhang village, Bualapha district, southern Laos’ Khammuan province.
— Xinhua

Laos, China enhance relations, broaden cooperation
Visiting China from January 5 to 9 at the invitation of Premier Li, PM Thongloun sincerely thanked the government and people of China for the warm hospitality extended to himself and his delegation.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Phongsubthavy Group and Vietnam’s EVN sign electricity purchase agreements
The signing ceremony took place during the 42nd meeting of the Laos-Vietnam Governmental Cooperation Committee, held in Hanoi from January 2-4.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lack of marketing opportunities, budget add to MSME woes
Another challenge for MSMEs is that locally made products need regular promotion to raise their profile among domestic consumers by exhibiting at annual fairs organised by the government.
— ANN/Vientiane Times


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