Lao morning news for November 2

Lao morning news for November 2
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Lao PDR morning newsWorld Bank supports improvement of business environment in Laos
Lao companies and households will benefit from reforms to the business environment, for instance reducing the number of days needed to start a business, through the Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project.
— Vientiane Times

U.S. Hands Over Technology, Equipment to Anti-Money Laundering Intelligence Office Of Lao PDR
On November 1, 2018 the United States government formally handed over information technology and equipment to senior officials in the Anti-Money Laundering Intelligence Office (AMLIO) of the Lao PDR.
— Lao News Agency

Phu Bia Mining Helps COPE
The donation – part of the company’s ongoing commitment to investing in Laos’ social development – will assist COPE deliver programmes that help people with mobility-related disabilities access physical rehabilitation services.
— Lao News Agency

Party members debate issues of national importance
The Party has approved a new direction to drive changes in every sector, hoping to create ideal conditions for economic growth by strengthening the fundamentals of production and services.
— Vientiane Times

PM to attend Chinese import expo
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will lead a Lao delegation to attend the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai next week.
— Vientiane Times

New UNFPA Representative Presents Credentials To Lao Government
The newly appointed United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative to the Lao PDR, Ms. Mariam A. Khan presented on Wednesday her credentials to Mr. Sengphet Huangbounyuang, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Government of the Lao PDR.
—Lao News Agency

Longstanding friendship strengthens Laos-Australia ties
The longstanding friendship between Laos and Australia has strengthened the effectiveness of cooperation between the two nations, according to a bilateral consultation meeting held in Vientiane yesterday.
— Vientiane Times

President Receives Chinese Ambassador’s Credentials
Before being appointed as an ambassador to the Lao PDR, Mr Jiang Zaidong served as Deputy Director General of the Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.
— Lao News Agency

Ex-convict held for Khon Kaen bike thefts
A 35-year-old former prisoner has been arrested after he allegedly stole motorcycles to meet Lao orders for Bt10,000 to Bt20,000 per bike, Khon Kaen police deputy chief Col Jaraspat Suttayasoranakom told the press on Thursday.
— The Nation

AFF Suzuki Cup 2018: In Focus – Laos
FOX Sports Asia football editor Gabriel Tan previews all the teams competing at AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, focusing on Laos in this edition.
— Fox Sport Asia

Flash Floods Emergency Appeal n° MDRLA005; Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update no 2, 31 October 2018
The collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam on 23 July 2018 as a result of Tropical Storm Son Tinh that had made land fall days earlier, has caused massive flash floods that affected 13,100 people and displaced 6,000 people, leaving 39 dead and around 97 missing (according to UN Situation Report no. 9).
— Relief Web

Michelin star chefs’ new Luang Prabang restaurant inspired by godfather of Lao food
With a Michelin star already under their collective belt for Paste Bangkok, chefs Bee Satongun and Jason Bailey are now looking to make their mark in Laos.
— Southeast Asia Globe


Feature photo EcoMobility Festival

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).

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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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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