Lao Morning News For July 28

Lao Morning News For July 28
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Lao PDR morning newsThe Room for Indonesia-Laos to Enhance Trade Investment and Tourism Cooperation
Indonesia is seeking to enhance bilateral cooperation with the Peoples Democratic Republic of Laos during the visit of Foreign Minister of Laos Saleumxay Kommasith to Jakarta here on Thursday.
— Netral News

WB Provides US$ 25 M Supporting Water Resources Management in Laos
The Ministry of Finance and the World Bank on Wednesday, Jul 26 signed an agreement for financing support of US$25 million as additional funding for the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management (MIWRM) Project.
— Lao News Agency

BOL Opens New Regional Branch in Xiengkhouang
(KPL) The Bank of Lao PDR (BOL) officially opened its new northern regional branch in Phonmixay village, Pek district, Xiengkhouang Province on Jul 26.
— Lao News Agency

Illegal imports investigated, PM outlines urgent efforts for August
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told the cabinet to intensify efforts to counter the illegal import of more than 5,000 vehicles into Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Ad Hoc Committee Investigates into Illegal Log Export Conspiracies
Government’s Ad Hoc Committee and Luang Namtha province authorities are investigating into illegal logging conspiracies following the seizure of eight heavy trucks loaded with banned logs at the Boten International Border Checkpoint in Luang Namtha Province last week.
— Lao News Agency

Indotrek buys ecolodge in Laos
Adventure travel company Indotrek has recently acquired the Kingfisher Ecolodge in Champasak, Southern Laos.
— TTG Asia

Lao Airlines to re-launch direct flights to Singapore
Lao Airlines, the Lao national carrier, is in expansion mode, re-launching direct flights from Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport to Singapore’s Changi International Airport from this October, according to an announcement by the company.
— Xinhua

Indonesia, Laos Celebrate 60 Years of Bilateral Relations
Indonesia and Laos have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in several areas, including combating transnational crime and enhancing partnerships in trade, investment and tourism.
— Jakarta Globe

Laos, United States parties strengthen cooperation, relations
Laos and the United States are moving forward in implementing the Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Partnership, signed by leaders last year.
— Vientiane Times

90th Chinese People’s Liberation Army Day Marked in Vientiane
The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Laos held a reception to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Aug 1, 1927-2017) in Vientiane Capital on Jul 26.
— Lao News Agency

Vietnamese, Lao provinces cooperate in border management
Officials from Vietnam’s central Thua Thien–Hue province of and Sekong province of Laos held an annual meeting on the border work in Hue city on July 26 and signed the minutes on border management.
— VietnamPlus

Search for fugitives on following Luang Namtha’s largest ever drug seizure
Police and local authorities in northern Luang Namtha province are on the hunt for a group of drug traffickers who escaped after attempting to transport a huge shipment of illegal stimulants to China via the Boten International Border Checkpoint.
— Vientiane Times


Feature photo Nguyen Hung Vu
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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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