Lao morning news for December 7

Lao morning news for December 7
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos to export over 14,000 MW of electricity by 2030
Laos’ electricity exports will hit 14,600 MW by 2030. At present, Laos is exporting 4,415 MW to five neighboring countries.
— China Economic Net

Nation’s visitor shortfall put down to multiple causes
Annual visitor arrivals are expected to reach just 4 million, well short of the government’s target of around 5 million to mark its Visit Laos Year 2018, a minister has told the National Assembly.
— Vientiane Times

Lao parliament approves government reshuffle
The ongoing Lao National Assembly (NA) session has approved a reshuffle and appointments in public security, national defence and the banking sectors.
— Xinhua

Riverview Apartment Project Opened For Sales
Riverview, an 8-storey apartment project, a US$6.6-million joint venture between Aanandi Lao Co., Ltd and Creed Group Company, has been opened for sales. Commenced in February, 2018, the construction project has been completed by 30%. It is expected to be fully built by the end of next year.

Everyone must be equal under the law: Civil Code drafters propose
Law drafters have proposed that all Lao people, in all regions of the country must be equal under the law, with gender equality included in this regard.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, Cambodia PMs Agree To Continue Joint Patrols in Disputed Area
The governments of Laos and Cambodia have agreed in Vientiane to continue efforts to de-escalate tensions in a disputed border area.
— Laotian Times

Cabinet reviews draft statement on 3rd Thailand Laos cabinet retreat
The Thai cabinet has endorsed a draft statement for the 3rd Joint Cabinet Retreat between Thailand and the Lao PDR to be held next week.
— Newsline

Training Held To Promote Distribution Of Blood Fluke Drugs
The Centre of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology of the Ministry of Health organized in Champassak’s Khong district late last month a training event for a group of people who will distribute drugs for treating blood flukes and soil-transmitted helminths.

China syndrome: Why Chick Olsson wants to invest in Laos
CHICK Olsson is a man on a mission. The owner of the Brisbane-based animal health and nutrition business Four Season Company sees a massive opportunity in reducing the environmental impact of agriculture by improving the efficiency of the livestock industry.
— Queensland Country Life

Going Live: Round Table Meeting Reviews Laos’ Development Streamed On Youtube
The long, winding road to widespread and deep-rooted socio-economic development for the benefit of all people in Laos passed a milestone yesterday with the 2018 holding of the annual Round Table Implementation Meeting of Lao policymakers, stakeholders and partners including the United Nations streamed live on YouTube.
— Laotian Times

Here Comes the Sun: Orphaned Bear Cub on Her Way to Laos Rescue Home
An orphaned sun bear cub found in Laos is soon to be on her way to her new home, thanks to the animal rescue charity Free the Bears Fund.
— The Mercury

Both sides reconfirm support in sending Lao workers to Korea
Labour authorities of Laos and the Republic of Korea have reconfirmed their commitment to ongoing cooperation following the two countries’ agreement on the Employment Permit System.
— Vientiane Times


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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).

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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