Lao Morning News For May 16

Lao Morning News For May 16
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Xi calls for deeper cooperation with Laos
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for deepening cooperation with Laos and creating better future for bilateral ties by taking the opportunity of jointly promoting the Belt and Road Initiative.
– Ecns

Rohas Tecnic rises 4.04% on bagging US$70m job in Laos
Shares of Rohas Tecnic Bhd rose 4.04% this morning after the company, via its wholly-owned subsidiary Rohas-Euco Industries Bhd (REI), has bagged a US$70 million (RM300 million) contract from Electricite du Lao to supply and construct transmission lines, substations and distribution lines in Laos.
– The Edge Markets

Belt and Road Forum: President calls for support for least developed, landlocked countries
President Bounnhang Vorachit has called for greater support and cooperation to be extended to least developed and landlocked countries in developing their connectivity systems under the Belt and Road Initiative.
– Vientiane Times

Switzerland backs development of agro-biodiversity
The Swiss government says it will provide US$5.1 million (more than 41 billion kip) for the third phase of its Agro-Biodiversity Initiative project.
– Vientiane Times

UNICEF, EU extend funding for improved nutrition
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the European Union (EU) to Laos have forecast a budget of over 11 million euros in assistance to Laos to improve nutritional health.
– Vientiane Times

Govt to scrutinise budget use
The government will be looking at the ways in which the budget is spent and has warned that projects that make no progress or are unproductive will be halted.
– Vientiane Times

First Draft Civil Code Introduced for Debate
A Civil Code draft has been proposed at the ongoing 3rd Ordinary Session of the National Assembly (NA) for debate and consideration.
– Lao News Agency


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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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