Lao morning news for November 7

Lao morning news for November 7
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Lao PDR morning newsXieng Khuang’s old Buddha endures scars of war to entice visitors
Local officials notice that when foreign visitors come to Xieng Khuang province many are drawn to the large Buddha at Phiavat temple which suffered from American bombing during the Indochina War.
— Vientiane Times

Lao think tank suggests to maximize Laos-China railway
The Lao government’s top economic research agency has suggested that investment focus in areas that would make use of and maximize the benefits of the Laos-China railway.
— Xinhuanet

Laos joins China in promoting open door trade at Shanghai expo
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith is leading a Lao delegation to the China International ImportExpo in Shanghai, joining the world’s second largest economy and other countries in promoting the opening-up of trade amid tensions between global economic powers.
— Vientiane Times

AFF Cup: Vietnam-Laos match tickets in high demand
The Laos National Stadium can host 20,000 spectators and about 15,000 tickets for the match between Laos and Vietnam on November 8 has been sold. Many buyers are Vietnamese living in Laos, according to an official of the Laos Football Federation (LFF).
—VN Express

Preparations Made For Viengxay’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
(KPL) The government is arranging a number of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Viengxay, one of two strongholds of the Lao revolutionary forces during the Indochina War.
— Lao News Agency

Cuban leader to pay state visit to Laos this weekend
President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba, Mr Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, and his wife, together with an official delegation, will pay a state visit to Laos from November 10-11.
— Vientiane Times

Turkish FM to visit Lao People’s Democratic Republic
“Minister Cavusoglu’s visit will be the first visit to Laos from Turkey at foreign ministers level,” according to a statement from Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.
— Anadolu Agency

President greets new ambassadors prior to assuming office
President Bounnhang Vorachit yesterday received newly appointed foreign ambassadors and Lao ambassadors preparing to take up office overseas as the country’s diplomatic representatives.
— Vientiane Times

Phnom Penh to Laos: a cycling trip along the once-popular Mekong Discovery Trail
Shrouded in mystery and muttered about on cycle touring forums, the Mekong Discovery Trail was a once-popular bike trail along the banks of the Mekong river between Phnom Penh in Cambodia and Laos, through quiet villages and unspoilt islands.
—Evening Standard


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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