Lao morning news for November 14

Lao morning news for November 14

Lao PDR morning newsHIV/AIDS prevention, treatment targeted in US$1 million campaign
The Aids Health Care Foundation (AHF) is allocating over US$1 million to support the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS/STI in three target regions of Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Runoff from railway project pollutes river in Lao tourist destination
The Lao-Chinese railway project has released polluted water from construction work into the Xong River in Vientiane province’s Vang Vieng district, one of the most popular destinations in the country for tourists, an local resident and an environmental official told RFA’s Lao Service.
— Radio Free Asia

Transnational organised crime a challenge for Laos and Mekong region: UNODC
While all Mekong nations are impacted by illicit trafficking, Laos is the only state sharing a land border with all the countries in the sub-region, which makes it more vulnerable to transnational crime.
— Vientiane Times

First Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Buddhist leaders’ conference held in Vientiane
The 1st Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Buddhist Leaders’ Conference was hosted in Vientiane on Monday to promote traditional relationship, solidarity and cooperation on Buddhism among the three countries.

International manhunt tracks US sex assault suspect to Laos
An international manhunt stretching from Wisconsin to Southeast Asia has ended following the arrest of a suspect wanted for sexually assaulting a woman in a Green Bay alley.
— Action News

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More southeast Asian dam disasters likely unless funders ensure higher standards
The Lao dam disaster in July that resulted in heavy flooding in two provinces that left at least 40 people dead and displaced 7,000 others has drawn both regional and international attention to the potential dangers of Southeast Asia’s current dam-building spree.
— Radio Free Asia

Laos, Russia cooperate in clearing unexploded ordnance in central Laos
Joint cooperation between Laos and Russia to combat the unexploded ordnance (UXO) threat in central Laos’ Borikhamxay province has seen progress after the project began a month ago, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Tuesday.
— Xinhaunet

Tourism, hospitality trainers beef up on teaching skills
Twenty-six technical and vocational education and training teachers from the tourism and hospitality sector have completed an intensive training programme.
— Vientiane Times

Tour operators call for chronic problems to be addressed
Authorities should address issues that are a source of annoyance for tour operators and tourists, to ensure better conditions for visitors during Visit Laos-China Year 2019 and beyond, tour operators say.
— Vientiane Times

Govt mulls measures to clamp down on overvalued road projects
Poor quality, excessive cost and the slow progress of road construction projects dominated discussions at the cabinet’s monthly meeting for November, which sought solutions to these chronic problems.
— Vientiane Times

Australia sponsors Laos exhibition and art prize
The Australian Embassy has become a founding sponsor of Lao PDR’s international art exhibition and prize – ELEVATIONS LAOS | Exhibition + Art Prize.

“ARATA Garden Residences” launches Japanese developer’s first project in Laos
The community housing project “ARATA Garden Residences”, on the back side of LAO ITECC and next to That Luang Lake of Xaysettha district, will start its construction in early 2019 and is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2021.

South Korean signature dishes introduced in Vientiane
Mrs Jin Hyo-Sun, spouse of the Republic of Korea Ambassador to Laos has introduced “Kimchi and Bibimbap” – two signature dishes of the Republic of Korea – to spouse’s leaders and ambassadors in Vientiane Capital.


Feature photo Action4Diabetics

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Diabetes Day, November 14.


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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With a decade of experience as an editor and journalist, Roy has edited mastheads across Australia and Southeast Asia, from the remote island communities of the Torres Strait to Cambodia’s only award-winning newspaper, The Phnom Penh Post.

A a professional photographer since the days of film, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photomedia and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism.

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