Lao morning news for October 1

Lao morning news for October 1

Lao PDR morning newsRegional, global solidarity indispensable to achieve sustainable development, says Lao PDR minister
Addressing world leaders at the Assembly’s general debate, Saleumxay Kommasith added that priority must be accorded to least developed and land-locked developing countries given their added vulnerabilities. There countries were also at an added disadvantage due to the impact of climate change, which hit them hard.
— UN News

Laos’ economic growth rate revised to 6.6%, floods dampen prospects
Anyone who has been flicking on screens to news of floods in Laos, extreme weather-related disasters in the region and trade frictions beyond will not be surprised to hear that such developments have subdued economic growth somewhat.
— Laotian Times

Govt orders action to prevent unapproved flood recovery projects
The government has told ministries and provinces to take action to prevent unapproved projects from being carried as part of flood recovery efforts.
— Vientiane Times

Chinese railway engineering firms hand over 4 bridges to Laos
Chinese engineering companies, which are building China-Laos railway in northern Laos, have handed over four bridges to the Lao government.
— Xinhua

One dollar charge awaits travelers, foreign residents returning to Laos
All travelers entering Laos on foreign passports, including residents, will have to reach into their pockets for an extra US$1 bill in the form of a tourism development levy when entering via international border immigration checkpoints from October 1.
— Laotian Times

Capital strides out to celebrate World Tourism Day
Hundreds of people came together in Vientiane early Saturday morning to walk and mark World Tourism Day (September 27) under the theme “Tourism and the Digital Transformation” as well as promote Visit Laos Year 2018.
— Vientiane Times

By the numbers: Giving voice to vulnerable Lao youth
It’s a hot afternoon in Savannakhet, Laos. While summer is about to give way to the rainy season, it’s doing its best to remind the residents of this small city that it won’t go out gently. Outside the…
— Bangkok Post

Boao Forum showcases nation’s development, investment opportunities
Development and investment opportunities in Laos and the region along with the nation’s exciting potential have been showcased at the Boao Forum held in Vientiane from September 28-29.
— Vientiane Times

Public Welcomed To Join S2N Charity Run For Hospitals In Attapeu And Luang Prabang
General public members are encouraged to join South to North (S2N) Laos Charity Run to raise funds for the Attapeu Provincial Hospital and the Lao Friend Hospital in Luang Prabang.

Xaysana’s Second Life Sentence, Cooperation With Police Avoids Capital Punishment
Millions of pills smuggled across borders have resulted in a court in Bangkok delivering a second life sentence Wednesday to Lao citizen and convicted drug criminal Xaysana Keophimpha.
— Laotian Times


Feature photo Asian Development Bank

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Teachers’ Day, October 5.


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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