Lao Morning News For April 5

Lao Morning News For April 5
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Lao PDR morning newsFulfilling Lao PDR’s hydropower potential
Last month, the United Nations Committee for Development Policy announced that Lao PDR had fulfilled the criteria to graduate from Least Developed Country (LDC) status for the first time.
The Asean Post 

China Eastern Airlines promotes Laos as tourist destination
China Eastern Airlines’ Vientiane Representative Office and its travel agency partners have hosted a joint cooperation exchange to help promote visits to the Laos.
Xinhua Net 

Vientiane police gear up for Pi Mai Lao security
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department has rostered almost 600 police for security detail around the capital in a bid to reduce traffic congestion and road accidents during the Pi Mai Lao holiday from April 14-16.
Vientiane Times 

Vivo Launches V9 Smart Phone In Vientiane
The Vivo Sole (Laos) Company Limited introduced its latest smart phone Vivo V9 for customers in Laos at Vientiane Center, Vientiane on Apr 1.
Lao News Agency 

Experts mull development of higher education research capacity
National University of Laos (NUOL) lecturers are currently gaining an understanding of the BRECIL Project – Building Social Research Capacities in Higher Education Institutions in Laos and Malaysia – at the National University of Laos from April 4-6.
Vientiane Times 

Vietnam, Laos forge stronger cooperation in power, mining
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for Lao Minister of Energy and Mine Khammany Inthirath in Hanoi on April 4 before he left for the third Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit in Cambodia.
Nhan Dan Online 

Four new ambassadors appointed to overseas posts
President Bounnhang Vorachit yesterday handed credentials to four diplomats who will become heads of missions in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Kuwait, and Cuba.
Vientiane Times 

Laos Always Respects 1995 Mekong Agreement; Minister
Lao PDR has always respected the 1995 Mekong Agreement and follows the MRC procedures, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sommad Pholsena told the Ministerial Meeting for the 3rd MRC Summit on Wednesday.
Lao News Agency 

Ministry needs quality review of Party development: Inspector
The Ministry of Planning and Investment needs to review its Party organisation development despite significant efforts and achievements having been made in inspection matters over the past year.
Vientiane Times 

Lao gov’t, Chinese firm ink pact for 1st expressway in Laos
The Laos-China Joint Expressway Development, China Yunnan Construction and Investment Holding Group (“YCIH”) and the Lao Planning and Investment Ministry signed a concession agreement here on Wednesday for Laos’ first expressway.
Xinhua Net

Vietnamese PM meets Lao counterpart in Cambodia
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met bilaterally with his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith on April 4 on the sidelines of the third Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit in Siam Reap, Cambodia.
Vietnam Plus 

Luang Prabang’s colourful events drawing the crowds
Luang Prabang has prepared a multitude of colourful activities to promote and develop the province’s tourism as well as boost domestic and international visitor arrivals, according to a local official.
Vientiane Times 


Feature photo Denis LeBlanc


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