Lao morning news for November 20

Lao morning news for November 20
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Lao PDR morning newsEthnic Mong drug traffickers arrested in Laos
Police launched a probe when they discovered initial information relating to a major drug ring operating across the border in neighbouring Laos in mid-September.
— Vietnam Breaking News

Region unprepared for emerging meth epidemic
Last week, Vientiane played host to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s High Level Conference on Transnational Organised Crime in Laos and the Mekong Region.
— The Nation

Be prepared to respond to parliament, ministers told
The government has told ministries and other bodies to prepare to deliver reports and answer questions put by members of the National Assembly, which opens its 6th ordinary session today.
— Vientiane Times

Chinese companies helping transform Lao economy
At the end of July, when a deadly flash flood swept through Attapeu province of southern Laos, China Railway, a Chinese company constructing the China-Laos Railway in the country, provided assistance to the disaster-stricken areas without any hesitation.
— China Daily

538 kg of marijuana seized in Nakhon Phanom
The Nakhon Phanom Mekong patrol command seized 538 kilogrammes of marijuana smuggled across the river from Laos early Monday.
— The Nation

The jungle crook – environmental corruption in Laos
Corruption is rarely far from the headlines, but the particular effects of bribery and fraud on wildlife and landscapes are under-discussed and slamming the brakes on the potential of burgeoning economies.
— Hogan Lovells

Award-winning OB-GYN: Japanese health advisor achieves global recognition for efforts in Laos
Laos-based medic Doctor Hiromi Obara from Japan is one of 20 women practitioners in the field worldwide awarded in 2018 by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics’ (FIGO) at its World Congress in Brazil.
— The Laotian Times

Xayaboury festival to infuse visitors with ancient tea, colourful blooms
Drinking tea sourced from over 1,000-year-old trees, admiring colourful flowers and other activities will be the highlights at next month’s Dokdai Dokdaeng Festival in Doykao village, Xaysathan district, Xayaboury province.
— Vientiane Times

Experts assess progress in pest and pesticide management
Experts from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and their development partners met in Vientiane last Friday to review a project on pest and pesticide management.
— Vientiane Times

Job Fair 2018 to be held next month
The Job Fair 2018 has been scheduled to take place at the Thongkhankham Shopping Center in Vientiane Capital on Dec 14-16 to help businesses recruit newcomers to pursue their business growth.

Udon Thani: The future and now
Fast forward to the year 2025, a high-speed train pulls in to Udon Thani station, on its way to Vientiane and Luang Prabang in Laos.
— TTR Weekly

Inflight magazine offers special advertising discount for Lao products
Champa Meuanglao, the official inflight magazine of Lao Airlines, is offering a special promotion to Lao businesses that create and sell their own products.
— The Laotian Times

Dreams Woven in Silk: The Sakoun Lao Story
Lost in the glittery world of her mother’s old magazines, Malathip Phenglamphan took a keen interest in embroidery and design from an early age.
— The Laotian Times

Win would be a gift to the Laos fans, says Kongmathilath
Laos midfielder Phithack Kongmathilath believes a win against Cambodia in the AFF Suzuki Cup on Tuesday would be the perfect present for the country’s fans as the Laotians look to round off their campaign on a high note.
— AFF Suzuki Cup News

Delighted to have Sundramoorthy as coach, says Laos midfielder Phithack Kongmathilath
Laos have endured a tumultuous time in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup, losing all three of their matches thus far, but midfielder Phithack Kongmathilath feels coach Sundramoorthy is the ideal man to have at the helm.
— Fox Sports


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