Lao Morning News For June 13

Lao Morning News For June 13
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Lao PDR morning newsLao: Help Sought For ‘Little Land of Mines’ (video)
Between 1964 and 1973 some 270 million bombs were dropped on Lao PDR by US military forces, even though the country was not party to any conflict with the USA. By the end of the American war with Vietnam an estimated 78 million cluster bombs littered the tiny country, giving it the unflattering title of the little land of mines.
AEC News Today (video)

Laos, WWF extend rattan, bamboo harvesting cooperation
The Lao government and World Wide Fund for Nature in Laos have agreed to implement Phase 5 of the Sustainable Rattan-Bamboo Harvesting and Production project.
Vientiane Times 

Lao, Thai provincial talks aim to prevent human trafficking
Officials from Champassak province, Laos, and Ubon Ratchathani province in Thailand are continuing cooperation to protect women and child workers from the illegal sex trade and human trafficking.
Vientiane Times 

Gov’t Suggested To Use Reserve To Calm Down Rising Fuel Prices
Economists have suggested it may be the time for the government to use its foreign reserve to ease rising fuel prices warning that implications from the rising prices could be high inflation.
Lao News Agency 

Germany lends bite to Lao dentistry
The Trinon Collegium Practicum of Germany is providing about US$1 million (more than 8 billion kip) to Laos from 2018 to 2021 to improve dental health services.
Vientiane Times 

Laos ‘not concerned’ about debt from China’s Belt and Road
Laos is unconcerned about the potential debt burden from a Chinese-led high-speed rail project, its prime minister said on Tuesday, describing the terms of the construction agreement as “favorable” to one of Southeast Asia’s poorest countries.
Nikkei Asian Review (metered paywall)

PM: Railway will benefit economy, development
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told a regional meeting in Japan that the Laos-China railway, which is part of the China-led Belt and Road Initiative, will greatly benefit Laos’ economy and overall development, Japan’s Nikkei reported yesterday.
Vientiane Times 

Lao PDR Freight and Logistics Market Review with 2023 Forecast Study
Latest niche market research report on “Lao PDR Freight and Logistics Market Study-Market Trends, Analysis and Forecasts to 2023” published at

Vice Premier Sonexay To Attend 5th China-South Asia Expo
Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone will visit China to attend the 5th China-South Asia Expo and the 25th China Kunming Import and Export Fair under the theme “Integrating into the Belt and Road for Win-win Cooperation” in response to the invitation of the government of China.
Lao News Agency 


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