Lao Morning News For August 22

Lao Morning News For August 22

Lao PDR morning newsRegional countries discuss rural development in Laos
Rural development officials from Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines and Cambodia gathered in the Lao capital of Vientiane on Monday to share their experiences and understanding of the sector.

Tackle social issues, PM directs Champassak
Calls to fight drug trafficking, boost revenue collection and create job opportunities for local people are some of the highlights of Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s visit to Champassak province last weekend.
Vientiane Times 

Chinese backer eyes US$40 million elephant conservation centre investment
A Chinese investor is considering a lucrative tourism opportunity in Xayaboury and is looking at putting millions of dollars into running an elephant conservation centre in the province, which has become well known for its annual elephant festival.
Vientiane Times 

Vietnamese, Lao Party offices sign cooperation agreement
The Offices of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee signed a cooperation agreement for the 2017-2020 period in Hanoi on August 21.
Vietnam Plus 

Training course for Lao front officials held in Da Nang
A short-term training course for officials of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) opened on August 21 in the central city of Da Nang by the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee.
Vietnam Plus 

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Vietnamese media expert shares lessons with Lao counterparts
While the majority of media in Vietnam has worked to complete their obligations, the fast growth of the sector in the country remains an issue that nation’s government must continually address, an expert told an audience of media professionals in the Lao capital.
Vientiane Times

U.S. Supports Education for Primary School Students in Savannakhet
U.S. Ambassador to the Lao PDR Rena Bitter joined Deputy Minister of Education and Sports Kongsy Sengmany and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Country Representative Bernie F. Chaves this week at a MOU signing ceremony between the MoES and CRS.
Lao News Agency 

Mukdahan villages under friendly fire from Lao rocket festival
Stray missiles from a rocket festival in Laos crossed the border and landed in at least two Mukdahan villages on Sunday, scattering residents and prompting some to stay inside their homes out of fear for their safety.
The Nation 

Sangthong district plans entry gate to welcome visitors
Authorities in Sangthong district, Vientiane, plan to build a welcome gate on Road No 11 in the Khoylanman area of Sammana village as part of efforts to promote tourism in the region.
Vientiane Times 

THAI Smile returns to Luang Prabang
Thai Smile says it will resume flights between Bangkok and Luang Prabang starting1 October.
TTR Weekly


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