Lao morning news for December 17

Lao morning news for December 17

Lao PDR morning newsLaos Misses Out On Its Five-Million Tourists Target This Year
Laos will close its “Visit Laos Year 2018” promotion well short of the five million tourist arrivals target, the Vientiane Times quoted officials.
— Investvine

Laos, Thailand Pledge Stronger Cooperation
Laos and Thailand have pledged to enhance and promote cooperation on economic, trade, investment, and electric energy to contribute to building ASEAN economic community and turning ASEAN into a single production base.

China, Laos promise to strengthen cooperation, ties
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith here on Sunday, and both sides vowed to further develop their comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation.
— Xinhua

Thai – Laotian PMs announce bilateral cooperation
The Thai and Laotian Prime Ministers have announced several bilateral cooperation during the third Thai-Lao Joint Cabinet Retreat (JCR).
— NBT World (video)

NA Approves Law On Health Insurance
People’s representatives yesterday, Dec 13 approved the Law on Health Insurance, the first of its kind.

Supreme courts of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia bolster cooperation
The supreme courts of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have agreed to strengthen bonds in the combat against criminals and the settlement of trans-border civil cases.
— Sggp News

Is Laos facing a dam disaster?
First came a boom, shortly followed by the sound of something bursting. Then, a giant wave — big enough to submerge an area the size of Paris in 15 feet of water — washed across southeastern Laos, ripping villages apart, swallowing homes, and dispersing thousands of people.

Laos, int’l experts discuss draft action plan on environmental hazards
Representatives from Laos, other Asean member countries, the European Union and the United Nations met on Thursday in Vientiane to discuss the draft Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) National Action Plan (NAP) of Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Laos villagers turn tragedy into hope as they wait for safe land
With a long-stemmed ladle, Vanthon pulls shiny, molten metal from a kiln and deftly pours it into a mold carved in a wooden block.
— Moveefy

Magic day on Mystic Mountain Coffee sojourn
Mystic Mountain Coffee and Homestay is one of the best tourism spots in southern Laos and most probably the whole country providing visitors with adventure via a jungle Jeep tour, history and Laven ethnic group culture.
— Borneo Bulletin

State-Ordered Donations in Laos ‘Not Needed,’ But Money Not Returned
Donations required of officials in a district in southwestern Laos to celebrate national holidays this year will no longer be needed, though money already sent in has not been returned, sources in the one-party Southeast Asian nation say.
— Radio Free Asia

Construction officially underway for new Mahosot Hospital
Construction of buildings to house the new Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane started on Friday to replace the existing century-old facility as part of efforts to overhaul the country’s health services.
— Vientiane Times

Luang Prabang: The good bad and ugly of Laos‘ former capital
The Unesco-listed heritage town has enough must-see attractions to fill any itinerary but with great beauty comes great tourist dollars – not to mention Chinese investment, but has Luang Prabang lost its soul asks Tim Pile.
— Hawthorncaller

Lao Ambassador Presents Credentials To Thai King
Lao Ambassador to Thailand Seng Soukhathivong on Dec 7 presented his credentials to Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun to serve his three-year tenure in Thailand.

Police in Laos Arrest 78 year old Grandma and 3 Christian Men During Worship
Three police officers in Laos arrested a grandmother and three other Christians while they were worshipping last month, according to an advocacy group Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom (HRWLRF).
— The Global Dispatch

YEAL Green Bazaar Held To Raise Funds For Charity Purposes
YEAL Green Bazaar for Charity, the first of its kind, was held on Saturday at the National University of Laos Faculty of Engineering (Sokpaluang Campus) in Vientiane Capital drawing over 150 booths representing the business community.


Feature photo UN Women Asia and the Pacific

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Migrants Day, December 18. 


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).

Lao morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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