Lao Morning News For January 19

Lao Morning News For January 19
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Lao PDR morning newsFocus on self-development, radio presenters urged
Broadcasters at Lao National Radio have been urged to improve their professional skills and broaden their knowledge of legal matters to boost their effectiveness.
Vientiane Times 

Tambon Natan to be site of sixth Thai-Lao Friendship bridge
A committee charged with selecting the location for the sixth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge has selected Tambon Natan in Ubon Ratchathani’s Natan district for the construction, a deputy governor said on Thursday.
The Nation 

Ministries issue advertising ban on Gentiko herbal product
The Food and Drug Department, under Ministry of Health along with the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism recently ordered a company to stop advertising ‘Gentiko’ following bogus claims about the herbal medicine.
Vientiane Times

For Lao fishermen, there is simply not enough fish to catch anymore
In the early morning when the sun is still hiding behind the hills and clouds, the Mekong is shrouded in mist so it’s not easy to see things on the river. But a small boat can be seen moving slowly along the riverbank, although it’s not immediately clear what the boatman’s intentions are.

Vientiane villagers lodge complaint over factory pollution
Residents of Bolek village in Xaythany district, Vientiane, have called on city authorities to urgently take action to address the discharge of oil from a Vietnamese-owned factory.
Vientiane Times

Shuttle Bus Service Launched for Airport Goers
Vientiane Bus Enterprise launched its commercial operations for the new shuttle bus service to Wattai Airport on Thursday. The service will transfer local travellers and visitors from the city centre to Wattai International Airport.
Lao News Agency

Vice Premier Pays Guidance Visit to Kommadam Academy
Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone accompanied by senior officials of the Ministry of National Defence on Jan 17 visited Kommadam Academy, a sergeant training institute, in Vientiane Province to extend greetings to its staff, faculty member and students on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the Lao People’s Army (Jan 20, 1959-2018).
Lao News Agency

Luang Prabang named ‘a place to go’ in 2018
Luang Prabang, Laos’ first World Heritage Site, is once again back in the global spotlight after the New York Times named the former capital of Laos one of the 52 top places to visit in 2018.
Vientiane Times 

Prime Minister Thongloun Visits Infantry Division 1
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Jan 18 2018 visited Infantry Division 1 to greet and give guidance talks to its senior officials, soldiers and combatants in Vangvieng district, Vientiane Province on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of Lao People’s Army (Jan 20, 1949-2018).
Lao News Agency

Bokeo hot springs to go on the boil for visitors
Bokeo provincial authorities have identified naturally warm and mineral-rich waters and plan to develop the sites as new tourism attractions for bathers during Visit Laos Year.
Vientiane Times 

Dansavanh Nam Ngum Resort Records Increased Number of Visitors
The number of tourists visiting the Dansavanh Nam Ngum Resort in Vientiane province grows annually, a senior staff said.
Lao News Agency


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