Lao morning news for November 30

Lao morning news for November 30

Lao PDR morning newsEnergy Ministry Prepares To Cut Up To 50% Electricity Prices For Local Farmers
The Ministry of Energy and Mines continues to amend its development strategy so that it can ensure the reduction of electricity prices for the agricultural production sector.

Govt to begin dam safety checks next year
The government will begin inspecting the safety standards applied to the construction of all hydropower dams in Laos next year in a bid to prevent further accidents.
— Vientiane Times

Gov’t Confirms Proposed Reduction Of Civil Servant Quota
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith confirmed on Wednesday that the government will cut the quota of civil servants for 2019 down to 1,500 which is half the number approved for 2018 as the ratio of civil servants to the population for the country is the highest in ASEAN.

Laos, Int’l Red Cross raise profile of International Humanitarian Law
Government officials and representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) met in Vientiane yesterday to discuss International Humanitarian Law.
— Vientiane Times

China helps Laos build seismic monitoring network
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Tuesday in the Lao capital Vientiane to build a China-aided Lao national seismic monitoring network and data center.
— Khmer Times

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Gov’t Plans Recovery Efforts In Disaster-hit Areas
The government has deliberated and approved in principle a disaster recovery plan to be implemented in 124 districts hit by disasters.

The 6 th Ordinary Session of the 8th National Assembly on November 28, 2017 was presided over by President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. National Assembly Vice Chairwoman, Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and Member of the National Assembly (NA) attended.
— Vientiane Mai

Germany, EU Renew Support To Strengthen Mekong Transboundary Water Cooperation
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the government of Germany and the European Union on Nov 28 signed agreements worth EUR 8.92 million, approx. US$10 million, to enhance Mekong cross-border water cooperation, at the sidelines of the 25th Meeting of the MRC Council.

MRC gets funding injection, new CEO
Germany and the European Union have renewed their financial support for the Mekong River Commission (MRC), recognising the importance of the intergovernmental organisation in maintaining the balance between the need for economic growth and environmental protection in the Mekong River basin.
— Vientiane Times

The 14th meeting of the 14th ASEAN-Russia Trade and Science-Technology and Trade Commission was held on 26th.
— Vientiane Mai


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).

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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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