Lao morning news for December 3

Lao morning news for December 3

Lao PDR morning newsLaos ‘might need a push’ to take full advantage of border crossing
Despite the upgrading of Ban Huak crossing in Phu Sang district to a permanent border checkpoint, only local residents are currently allowed to travel across the border to Laos.
— Bangkok Post

Energy, mining projects flouting rules
Licences issued by authorities for some investment projects are not in line with the official plan and the appropriate steps are not always followed, the sector’s leading official said on Monday.
— Vientiane Times

Gov’t Earmarks 2.54 Trillion Kip For Poverty Reduction
The government has earmarked 2,548 billion kip for poverty reduction efforts in coming year.

Laos, Korea review cooperation in development assistance
Senior government officials and their development partners met in Vientiane on Thursday to review cooperation in the provision of Official Development Assistance (ODA) between Laos and the Republic of Korea.
— Vientiane Times

MRC Council Reaches Conclusions On Key Policy Matters
Ministerial delegates from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council on Wednesday reaffirmed the organization’s reform commitment and regional relevance as it agreed on key issues, including the endorsement of the selected candidate for the MRC Secretariat’s second riparian Chief Executive Officer and the annual work plan for 2019, including priority works.

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Lao medics partner with Thai university to battle bile duct cancer
The project, titled “Fighting cholangiocarcinoma in the Lao PDR”, aims to provide better treatment and care of patients with bile duct cancer and to strengthen capacity in the management of the disease.
— The Nation

Celebration Of Viengxay As Historical Stronghold Held
The celebration of Viengxay as the historical stronghold of the Lao revolution was held this afternoon in Viengxay district, Huaphan Province.

Cambodian PM To Visit Lao PDR
Cambodian Prime Minister Somdej Hun Sen will pay an official visit to the Lao PDR on Dec 5-6 in response to the invitation of Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith to strengthen the relationship and cooperation between Laos and Cambodia, according to the announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Lao woman arrested for abandoning newborn child
A young Lao woman was arrested on Friday for abandoning her newborn in front of someone’s house, after the Japanese father ended their relationship without knowing she was pregnant.
— Bangkok Post

Thousands Of People Vaccinated Against Typhoid In Sanamxay
Health workers have vaccinated more than 9,100 people aged 6 months to 45 years against typhoid in Attapeu’s Sanamxay district. The district was hit by deadly flooding in late July.

Viengxay marks 50th anniversary of its founding
Viengxay district, Huaphan province: Viengxay district in the northeast of Laos is famous for being the stronghold of the nation’s revolutionary movement and yesterday celebrated its 50th anniversary.
— Vientiane Times

His Majesty sends congratulatory messages to Lao PDR
HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send messages of congratulations to President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Bounnhang Vorachith, Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Dr Thongloun Sisoulith, the Government as well as the people of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on the occasion of its 43rd National Day.
— Borneo Bulletin

Lao PDR Receives UN Emergency Funding For Assistance To Flood Victims In Khammuan
The Lao PDR has succeeded in securing a grant from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund to support the emergency response and humanitarian efforts in the aftermath of the recent floods that occurred across the country.


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3.


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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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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