Lao Morning News For June 8

Lao Morning News For June 8
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‘Wombs for rent’ business flourishes in Laos
Dozens of fertility clinics have mushroomed in land-locked Laos after scandals over commercial surrogacy have spurred wealthier southeast Asian neighbours to ban the controversial procedure since 2015.
— Channel News Asia

Dam resettlement site gets electricity
A new settlement for villagers displaced by the soon-to-be-finished Lower Sesan II dam in Stung Treng province was connected to the electrical grid yesterday, despite the continued refusal of more than 100 households to relocate.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China Helps Enrich Biogas Use in Laos
The Lao Front for National Construction Training Centre, the Ministry of Commerce and China, in cooperation with the Biogas Research Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture of China organised a workshop on biogas management in Laos on Jun 7.
— Lao News Agency

Mekong tourism forum to promote sustainable tourism among GMS
Around 350 representatives of states, international organisations and the private sector from the Greater Mekong Sub-region, Asia Pacific and the UN World Tourism Organisation are currently attending a tourism forum in Luang Prabang province.
— Vientiane Times

Effects of Chinese Dams on Water Flows in Lower Mekong Basin
Since 1993, China has built six dams in the mainstream on the Upper Mekong Basin, known as the Lancang in China.
— Lao News Agency

Attapeu Authorities Advised to Inspect Illegal Logging
Deputy Primer Sonexay Siphandone has advised Attapeu Province to address some existing negative issues of illegal logging, drug abuse, illicit trafficking and online social media control.
— Lao News Agency

Top Thai Brands 2017 Opens in Vientiane
Over 300 booths from Thailand have brought their products to display and sell at the Top Thai Brands 2017 trade fair held at the ITECC Mall (old building) in Vientiane Capital from June 7-11.
— Lao News Agency

Laos, Japan PMs affirm specific steps in joint development plan
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Wednesday in Tokyo to give shape to elements of a joint plan to conduct a wide range of development projects in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Germany providing over 423b kip for rural, sustainable economic development
The government of Federal Republic of Germany has agreed to provide grant aid of over 423 billion kip (EUR 45.8 million) for sustainable economic development, rural development and natural resources management in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, WB sign up to green growth transition
Ministry of Finance and the World Bank yesterday signed an agreement for more than 316 billion kip (US$38.6) million in credit to support key policy reforms to maintain the country’s strong economic growth.
— Vientiane Times

Pak Beng dam project riles locals
Environmental activists will petition the Administrative Court Thursday to help in their protest against the new Pak Beng dam project on the Mekong River in Laos, which could bring both ecological and and economic imapcts to the region
— Bangkok Post

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