Lao morning news for November 27

Lao morning news for November 27
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Lao PDR morning newsChinese firm launches road upgrading project in central Laos
China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (NORINCO) has launched an upgrading project for a Savanakhet road in central Laos.
— China Daily

Govt slashes 2019 civil servant intake by half
The government will decrease its intake of civil servants next year, with the number of new recruits set to drop from 3,000 in 2018 to 1,500 for 2019.
— Vientiane Times

Switzerland provides 5.5b kip to support BioTrade in Laos
The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has provided more than 5.5 billion kip (US$651,293) to implement a project in Laos in support of regional BioTrade.
— Vientiane Times

4th World Water Valley Forum Held In Laos
Hohai University of China in cooperation with the Industry and Commerce Bank of China Vientiane Branch and the National University of Laos held the 4th “World Water Valley” Forum in Vientiane on 24 November 2018.

Govt assesses relief funding received following floods
The government has received over 20 billion kip, more than 93 million Thai baht and over US$14 million from donors in Laos and other countries, to support relief and recovery efforts in the wake of severe flooding.
— Vientiane Times

Party Officials Trained For Better English Skills
The Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded a three-week training course on “English Language and Communication Skills” for 26 Lao officials from the Committee for External Relations of the Party Central Committee from Nov 5 to 23.

Diamond Auction To Raise Funds For Helping Children In Rural Areas
SMJ, WCG Diamond and AIDA Lao Jewellery organised a diamond auction to raise funds for helping children in rural areas and a 2018 thank you party to reward customers.

Former UP standout Lao joins PBA hopefuls
Kyles Lao, a former University of the Philippines stalwart, has decided to turn professional after he submitted his application for the PBA Rookie Draft set Dec. 16 at the Robinson’s Place in Ermita, Manila.

Diplomatic corps offers best wishes to Laos for National Day
Members of the diplomatic corps in Laos yesterday gathered to extend their best wishes to Lao leaders and people on the 43rd anniversary of the proclamation of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the upcoming New Year 2019.
— Vientiane Times

Leaders Extended National Day Wishes
President Bounnhang Vorachit, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Vice President Phankham Viphavanh and other state and government leaders on Monday received a courtesy call from diplomatic corps and representatives of international organizations and their spouses to extend wishes on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the Lao PDR’s national day.

Lao PM calls for collective action to end violence against female
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for everyone to join together in ending violence against women and girls, saying that this kind of pernicious violence continues to exist.
— Borneo Bulletin

Thousands Of People Vaccinated Against Typhoid In Sanamxay
Health workers have vaccinated more than 9,100 people aged 6 months to 45 years against typhoid in Attapeu’s Sanamxay district. The district was hit by deadly flooding in late July.

Furball 2018: Animal Love, Welfare Aspirations Light Up The Night in Laos
Fashionable Folk and Animal Spirits were very much in attendance as the very first Furball 2018 touched down in the Lao capital Saturday with some 150 folk in attendance.
— Laotian Times


Feature photo Beasts on the Moon – Les Bêtes sur la Lune

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, December 2.


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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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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