Lao morning news for August 16

Lao morning news for August 16

Laos’ economic prospects remain bright: IMF The international financial institution unveiled its projection last week as part of the Article 4 Consultation with the Lao PDR mission, which took place in Vientiane in May. –ANN/Vientiane Times Vietnam, Laos forge inspection cooperation Politburo member Tran Quoc Vuong hosted a reception for a delegation of the Lao […]

Cambodia morning news for August 16

Cambodia morning news for August 16

Nearly 8,000 families impacted by recent floods The National Committee for Disaster Management today said floods in the Kingdom over the past week affected about 8,000 families, killing four and impacted more than 5,000 hectares of rice paddy. — Khmer Times Sar Kheng floats public administration reform Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Tuesday said the […]

Lao morning news for August 15

Lao morning news for August 15

Lao Capital Villagers Balk at Below-Market Payment For Land Lost to Expressway Residents of 18 villages in two districts of Laos’ capital Vientiane have refused to accept state compensation for loss of land to a local toll expressway project, saying that the amount offered is much lower than market value. — RFA Laos’ economic prospects […]

Cambodia morning news for August 15

Cambodia morning news for August 15

Minister wants young generation to produce research documentaries MINISTER of Information Mr Khieu Kanharith (pic right) on Saturday urged the young generation to produce more research documentaries, affirming that any kind of support including printing and financing will be given to those who come up with a viable proposal. — Khmer Times Senior Official Encourages […]

Lao morning news for August 14

Lao morning news for August 14

Economic growth rebounding but further reform needed: World Bank Despite continued fiscal tightening, the pickup is expected to be driven by robust investment in mega infrastructure projects including the Laos-China railway, according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s Lao Economic Monitor released yesterday. — ANN/Vientiane Times Laos needs more exports for freight train […]

Cambodia morning news for August 14

Cambodia morning news for August 14

Cambodia electricity to stay higher than neighbours as EBA jitters emerge In a blow to any hopes Cambodia may have had of mimicking the manufacturing and industrialisation might of Thailand or Vietnam, the head of the country’s electricity authority on Thursday (Aug 8) said that the cost of electricity in Cambodia will “never be as […]

Lao morning news for August 13

Lao morning news for August 13

Maintaining Economic Stability In Lao PDR Growth is expected to be driven by the construction sector, supported by investments in large infrastructure projects, and a resilient services sector, led by wholesale and retail trade growth. — KPL US introduces Indo-Pacific strategy amid economic slowdown in developing countries The economies of many developing countries are suffering […]

Cambodia morning news for August 13

Cambodia morning news for August 13

Garment Industry Owners Say Trade Status Withdrawal Would Hurt Four Million Cambodians Withdrawing Cambodia’s tax-free entry into the European market would negatively nearly four million people, the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) said Monday, as a monitoring period to determine eligibility for the trade scheme drew to a close. — RFA Government Urges for […]

Lao morning news for August 12

Lao morning news for August 12

Stopping human trafficking in Lao Recently, students from secondary schools and the National University of Laos met in Vientiane to learn about human trafficking and, especially, how to counter trafficking in persons under the rule of international law. The topic was discussed during the course of a Model United Nations (UN) event, which took place […]

Cambodia morning news for August 12

Cambodia morning news for August 12

Cambodia electricity authority “in a race” to prevent 2020 cuts The head of Electricite Du Cambodge (EdC) said yesterday (Aug 8) that the utility is in “a race against time and a race against nature” to get two new generators installed and commissioned ahead of the next dry season if power cuts similar to earlier […]

Lao morning news for August 9

Lao morning news for August 9

Lao Doctors Urged to Provide Correct Dengue Treatment Laos has advised health officials and medical staff to ensure that all dengue patients strictly follow the treatment plan provided by doctors. — The Laotian Times Chinese, Lao militaries to have joint medical rescue drill A medical contingent from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will visit […]

Cambodia morning news for August 9

Cambodia morning news for August 9

EdC draws angry complaints Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) director-general Keo Rattanak said on Thursday that during the first seven months of this year, the company had received 237 complaints on Facebook regarding electricity meters. — The Phnom Penh Post Economic growth may slow to 6.5% due to EBA, global risks The government has predicted that […]