Lao Morning News For April 18

Lao Morning News For April 18
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Lao PDR morning newsChina, Laos ink MoU on medicinal plants research cooperation
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed here Tuesday between China and Laos on medicinal plants research cooperation, the Chinese embassy in Laos said.
Xinhua Net 

Laos movie industry begins to flower after decades of neglect
Local directors are creating critically acclaimed films despite limited resources
Nikkei Asian Review (metered paywall)

Lao woman, Thai sister-in-law arrested in Nakhon Phanom on drug trafficking charge
A Lao woman and her Thai sister-in-law were arrested on Monday night while trying to smuggle 1,995 methamphetamine pills across the Mekong River into Nakhon Phanom.
The Nation

Lao students in Dien Bien celebrate traditional festival
The teacher training college of the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien on April 16 hosted a celebration of the traditional New Year Festival of Laos – Bunpimay – for Lao students in the province.
Vietnam Plus

Clifford Chance works on US$1bn Laos power project
Clifford Chance was involved in the financing of a US$1bn clean-energy project in Laos.
Australasian Lawyer 

Lao drug traffickers caught red-handed
Border guards in the central province of Quảng Bình said yesterday they had caught three Lao suspects attempting to smuggle 24,000 methamphetamine pills into Việt Nam.
Viet Nam News 

Lao New Year Festival attracts 5000 to Buddhist temple
Authentic Lao food you can’t find anywhere else in Sydney was eaten in abundance at the Lao New Year Festival in Edensor Park last weekend.
The Daily Telegraph 

Lao PDR Freight & Logistics Market Study Market Trends, Analysis & Forecasts to 2023 –
The Laos freight & logistics market is expected to reach a market value of USD 695 million by 2023.


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