Lao Morning News For March 9

Lao Morning News For March 9
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Welcome to the Lao PDR morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


Lao PDR morning news

Foreign investors still seek solutions after business suspensions
The owners of two manufacturing plants in a Vientiane industrial park that were ordered to temporarily suspend their operations amid fears over environmental impacts are still waiting for a final answer on their case from the government.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnamese PM promises support for Laos in developing transport
The PM welcomed the minister’s proposals, noting that the Vietnam-Laos Intergovernmental Committee had reached a consensus on those issues at its 39th meeting.
— VietNamNet.Bridge

Authorities hopeful of rebounding rubber price this year
Luang Namtha provincial authorities are hoping an increase in the world price of rubber will boost exports to China and local farmers’ incomes.
— Vientiane Times

Officials meet over plight of landlocked states
UN officials gathered yesterday in Hà Nội to discuss initiatives on trade facilitation for landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) in an effort to realise the UN’s development motto of leaving no one behind.
— Viet Nam News

Savannakhet, Vietnam’s Quang Tri province ink trade facilitation deal
Officials from Savannakhet province and Quang Tri province in Vietnam have signed a memorandum of understanding to increase cross-border trade facilitation at a bilateral meeting in Vietnam last week
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

President Greets Kuwaiti Counterpart
President Bounnhang Vorachit has sent a message of congratulations to his Kuwaiti counterpart Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Emir of the State of Kuwait on the occasion of his election as President of the State of Kuwait
— Lao News Agency

Phou Kout Mountain to be major Xieng Khuang tourism attraction
Authorities in Xieng Khuang province are developing the historical site at Phou Kout Mountain as a tourist attraction in the province aside from the well-known Plain of Jars.
— Vientiane Times

Xayaboury, Phayao provinces enhance cross border cooperation
Xayaboury and Phayao provinces have agreed to enhance border cooperation, aiming at upgrading some new crossing points and preventing activities that threaten border security between the two countries.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao People’s Democratic Republic Floods: DREF Operation Final Report
CHF 128,687 was allocated from the IFRC’s DREF to respond to the humanitarian needs of households affected the floods. In all, the operation utilized CHF 125,483 or 97.5 per cent of the allocation.
— reliefweb

State Attapeu Import-Export Follows PM’s Order No. 15
The wood processing business State Attapeu Import-Export Company claims that it has been focusing on translating into reality the Prime Minister’s Order No. 15 on Enhancing Strictness on the Management and Inspection of Timber Exploitation, Timber Movements and Timber Businesses.
— Lao News Agency

Lao-US alumni seek to build better communities
Hundreds of alumni from US-Lao exchange programmes gathered recently in Vientiane to share memories and connect with their fellow exchange programme participants.
— Vientiane Times

Korean foundation to continue scholarships in dentistry
Seoul National University’s Lao Foundation says it will continue providing scholarships to outstanding students enrolled in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Health Sciences in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times

Young business woman finds steady footing in brick business
Construction is a big contributor to carbon emissions that cause global warming, particularly through excessive use of materials such as cement.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



Feature photo: Albert Dezetter



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