Lao morning news for November 6

Lao morning news for November 6
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Lao PDR morning news“Space data offers instant clues to cause of deadly Laos dam disaster”: Stanford Professor
Space data gleaned from satellites has been used to create a hypothesis on the cause of the collapse of the saddle dam D at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy project in Attepeu province.
— The Laotian Times

Xi meets Lao prime minister
SHANGHAI, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday met with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, who will attend the first China International Import Expo opening Monday in Shanghai.
— Xinhuanet

Lao PDR Freight and Logistics Market estimated to be the fastest-growing region, owing to the presence of countries
The Lao PDR Freight & Logistics Market gives scope of the report includes a detailed study of Lao PDR Freight & Logistics Market with the reasons given for variations in the growth of the industry in certain regions.
— News Egypt

Connectivity, Transport Keys to Unlocking Laos’ Growth Potential While “Navigating Uncertainty”: WB
A complex and fast-changing world and a stronger US dollar on the back of interest rate rises could make for a rough or productive ride for business, investors and the economy in developing countries around the world seeking to ride the wave of continued economic growth, Laos included.
— The Laotian Times

PM tells Chinese President‘Cooperation projects progressing well’
Visiting Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday that Laos-China cooperation projects in Laos are progressing well and boosting Laos’ socio-economic development.
— Vientiane Times

Law App Developed With U.S. Funding Launched
Officials from the U.S. government and the Lao Ministry of Justice on Nov 2 launched a smart phone application that aims to digitally facilitate the country’s economic development and rule of law in Vientiane.
— Lao News Agency

Prime Minister Meets Chinese President
(Xinhua/KPL) Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Sunday met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai, China.
— Lao News Agency

PM Thongloun Pushes Laos-made at China International lmport Expo in Shanghai
Laos’ Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith was in China’s major economic city Shanghai pushing the Made-in-Laos message as the country’s policymakers and entrepreneurs seek to leverage increased connectivity to the massive consumer market on its doorstep at the China International Import Expo.
— The Laotian Times

Lao Judo Federation President Conferred Order Of Rising Sun, Gold Rays With Rosette
The government of Japan announced foreign recipients of the 2018 Autumn Imperial Decorations including Mr. Khemsath Philaphandeth, President of KP Co., Ltd and the Lao Judo Federation.
— Lao News Agency

Laos reaffirms continued support for children’s rights
In doing so, Laos aims to fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 under the Convention of the Rights of the Child.
— Vientiane Times

Vientiane-Pakxe Expressway Section 4 Feasibility Study Set To Begin
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Laos and the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a feasibility study of the planned expressway linking Vientiane and Pakxe, Section 4.
— Lao News Agency

Vice President To Visit France
Vice President Phankham Viphavanh will paid an official visit to France in response to the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macon to take part in the centennial commemoration of the end of World War I to be held on Nov 9-12, 2018 in Paris.
— Lao News Agency

Think tank: Laos-China railway opens doors for establishment of SEZs
The government’s top economic research agency has suggested that investment focus in areas which would make use of and maximise the benefits of the Laos-China railway.
— Vientiane Times

RHB Bank Lao Provides Assistance To Women With Disabilities
RHB Bank Lao has provided training equipment and daily necessaries worth 20 million kip to students at the Lao Disabled Women’s Development Centre.
— Lao News Agency

Free medical check-ups mark World Stroke Day
Health authorities organised free medical check-ups for about 500 people in Vientiane on Sunday to mark World Stroke Day (observed on October 29).
— Vientiane Times

Vietnamese, Lao theoretical officials meet
The National Lao Council for Social Sciences and the Theoretical Council of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee need to work more closely, especially in organizing the 7th theoretical seminar between the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, a senior official said.
— Vietnam+

Deepotsav begins: Laos Ramlila draws crowd
The three-day long Deepotsav celebration began in Ayodhya on Sunday with the Ramlila performed by a group of artists from Laos, a South East Asian country.
— The Times Of  India

The amazing attractions of Luang Prabang of Laos
It is mostly flat, ideal for walking and cycling but surrounded by lush mountain ranges and with a small hill, sacred Mount Phousi, in the middle of town, for those great views.
— Free Malaysia Today

Lao worker shot dead in Phayao, workmate sought
A Lao worker was shot dead at a timber warehouse in Phayao’s Muang district on Thursday night.
— The Nation


Feature photo Handicap International/ © Sara Goldberg


This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, November 6.

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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