Lao morning news for November 1

Lao morning news for November 1

Lao PDR morning newsExclusive Report: Bureaucratic Chaos Rife in Hours Before Laos Dam Burst
On the night of July 23, water poured over a saddle dam at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy (PNPC) hydropower project in Champassak, Laos, sweeping away homes and causing severe flooding in up to 12 villages downstream in Champassak and neighboring Attapeu province.
— Radio Free Asia

Vietnamese, Lao Party inspection agencies look to foster ties
The Inspection Commissions of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee held talks in Vientiane on October 31.
— Vietnam+

Laos Plastics Market: Industry Overview, Opportunities, In-Depth Analysis And Forecasts, Outlook -2023
The Laos Plastics Market is expected to grow at a moderate rate during the forecast period, 2018 – 2023. The demand in Laos is estimated to lead the market owing to the rapid growth of the packaging sector in the country.
— Financial Counselor

The reason why Princess Beatrice flew to Laos after the royal wedding
The 30-year-old, who served as maid of honour at her sister Princess Eugenie’s big day, travelled to Laos a week later where she joined a group of friends to run the Luang Prabang Half Marathon.
— Hello Magazine

Beer Drinkers Post-Halloween Hangover Risk Reduced as Prices Rise in Laos
Lao Brewery Company announced wholesale price increases to retailers of its flagship beverage Beerlao on Monday, October 29.
— The Laotian Times

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Experience Laos’ simple beauty through ecotourism
Laos is offering several packages that allow visitors to sample the lifestyle of ethnic groups living in mountains and forests as a part of efforts to promote ecotourism.
— Borneo Bulletin

Experience Laos’ simple beauty through ecotourism
Laos is offering several packages that allow visitors to sample the lifestyle of ethnic groups living in mountains and forests as a part of efforts to promote ecotourism.
— Borneo Bulletin

What’s in the First Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Trilateral Border Exchange?
Later this week, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia will hold the first iteration of a new trilateral border exchange between them in Vietnam.
— The Diplomat

Man nabbed near Lao border with 5kg of meth
Stung Treng provincial anti-drug police is set to send a drug suspect to the provincial court on Wednesday after he was arrested on Monday for allegedly trafficking 4,956.9gm of methamphetamine near the Cambodian-Lao border in Siem Pang district’s Sre Sambo commune.
— The Phnom Phen Post

China starts exporting petroleum to Laos
With over 64 ton diesel, handed over from PetroChina to a Lao company at Laos-China border, the first export of Chinese refined oil to Lao market was made on Wednesday.
— ECNS. Cn

Many loss-making projects get deeper in the red
The four remaining plants have seen losses being reduced compared with the same period last year. In particular, Ha Bac fertilizer plant has incurred losses of VND203 billion; DAP No. 2-Lao Cai fertilizer plant, VND110.78 billion; Ninh Binh fertilizer plant, VND701.85 billion; and the Dung Quat shipbuilding project, VND61.61 billion.
— Vietnam Net

Thaicom’s Q3 profit jumps nearly 60%
However, compared to the previous quarter, net profit was down by 58.6 percent, caused mainly by the recognition of net foreign exchange loss of THB 36 million in the third quarter of 2018 as a result of THB appreciation in the third quarter of this year, together with the decrease of the share of profit from LTC due to the drop of telephone usage according to the disaster from dam collapse in Laos.
— Telecompaper


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Cities Day, October 31.


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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Maria Mirasol Rasonable graduated with a Bachelors Degree in journalism from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines.

She previously covered police rounds for Philippine Daily Inquirer as a trainee before becoming editorial staff at Gospel Komiks under the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA-MG), Santa Mesa, Manila where she wrote lifestyle and trending fashion and styles articles.

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