Lao morning news for December 12

Lao morning news for December 12

Lao PDR morning newsLaos to mobilize aid to social sector development
The Lao government is working with development partners to draw up a strategy to mobilize assistance to help develop the social sector amid current aid cuts, the government told to the National Assembly (NA).
— Xinhua

Lao Defence Minister promoted to General rank
Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit on December 10 issued a decree on promoting the military rank of Defence Minister Chansamone Chanyalath from Senior Lieutenant General to General.
— Vietnam+

Government, UNICEF Assess Improvements On Children’s Lives In Laos
The government of the Lao PDR, under the leadership of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, and UNICEF met today, Dec 11, to assess progress towards improving children’s lives in the country.

Centara to manage three new hotels in Laos
Centara Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel operator in Thailand, has signed management agreements for three new properties with a combined total of 216 keys, with Asia Investment, Development & Construction Sole Co., Ltd (AIDC), a well-established enterprise in Laos.
— TTN Worldwide

New law to better serve Lao diplomatic mission oversees
Members of the National Assembly (NA) yesterday passed a newly drafted law to better facilitate Laos’ diplomatic mission in foreign countries and to protect the interests of the nation and Lao expats overseas.
— Vientiane Times

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Chinese FM To Visit Laos
Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi and his delegation will pay an official visit to Laos on Dec 16 in response to the invitation of his Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR.

Officials Trained On Case Management Strategies
The Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded a 4-day training course on “Strategies of Case Management: Challenges, Solutions and Innovation” for 15 Lao government officials from Dec 4 to 7, 2018.

Dialogue aims to boost Japanese investment climate in Laos
Representatives from Laos and Japan yesterday discussed several key issues to improve the investment environment in the country.
— Vientiane Times

Regional meeting reviews progress on standards, quality
Experts from Laos and partner countries in the region have gathered in Vientiane for the 50th Meeting of the Asean Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality (ACCSQ) and its Related Meetings from December 10-14.
— Vientiane Times

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives Lao Justice Minister Xaysy Santivong
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received visiting Lao Minister of Justice Xaysy Santivong in Hanoi on December 10.
— Nhan Dan Online

The Lao Cattle Quality Project organized a real demonstration demonstration on raising cattle to small farms in the end of the month.
— Vientiane Mai


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Universal Health Coverage Day, December 12.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

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