Lao morning news for October 10

Lao morning news for October 10

Lao PDR morning newsQuality infrastructure proving useful, effective, PM says in Japan
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has exchanged views with fellow heads of government from Mekong countries and Japan at the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit from October 8-9 in Tokyo.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, Japan Highly Value Bilateral Cooperation
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have highly valued the bilateral cooperation between the two countries under the Mekong-Japan cooperation framework, especially the implementation of the activities under Tokyo Strategy 2015 and Action Plan for Realising Tokyo Strategy 2016-2018.
— Lao News Agency

Bokeo police seize 4.3m amphetamine pills
Police have launched a manhunt for a gang of drug traffickers after seizing more than four million amphetamine pills in Tonpheung district of Bokeo province last week.
— Vientiane Times

Japan, Mekong Leaders To Adopt New Strategy Centering On Connectivity
The leaders of Japan and five Southeast Asian nations along the Mekong River held a summit Tuesday in Tokyo with the aim of adopting a new three-year strategy to improve connectivity in the region through quality infrastructure building.
— Lao News Agency

Foreign owned hair salons face up to cuts as authorities act
Numerous hair salons operated or owned by foreign nationals in Vientiane have been ordered to shut down temporarily after authorities found them to be in breach of the related regulations.
— Vientiane Times

Laos lecturer’s lifelong devotion to health sciences
Dr Bounthome Samountry, 55, Vice President of the University of Health Sciences and Deputy Head of the Pathology Department is a lecturer who has spent more than half of his life studying and teaching Anatomical Pathology at the university and in neighbouring countries.
— Borneo Bulletin

World Day Against Death Penalty
Today the European Union and its Member States reaffirm their strong commitment for the global abolition of the death penalty.
— Lao News Agency

Air safety committee meets to strengthen civil aviation
The National Committee for Civil Aviation Safety met in Vientiane yesterday to discuss ways of strengthening safety for the nation’s domestic and international air travellers.
— Vientiane Times

Thai-Lao Cuisine is a welcome addition to the food truck scene
Part of my love and appreciation for food comes from my grandmother — she loves food and has shared that love of food with me time and again.
— Smile Politely

Enduring deaf association support a reassuring sign
The Association for the Deaf (AFD) has confirmed that it will continue to develop sign language as a major part of improving the quality of life of deaf people in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Asean countries assess progress of legal works
A meeting of the Asean Senior Law Officials (ASLOM) was held in Vientiane during October 9-10 for consultations on cooperation and to assess the progress of the body’s work.
— Vientiane Times

University graduate finds sweetest success selling traditional desserts
A graduate of the National University of Laos turned his back on a regular job several years ago to chase success selling traditional Lao desserts.
— Vientiane Times

Upcoming e-Library expected to provide faster, more accessible information
A quick glance into the library and one might not see many people there.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnamese Party delegation visits Laos
Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) Tran Quoc Vuong met with Lao National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou in Vientiane on October 9 as part of his official visit to Laos.
— Nhan Dan

Taxpayers again take California fiscal hit
The LAO reports that this year, the Legislature was “faced with decisions over how to allocate $10 billion in discretionary general fund resources.”
— GopUSA


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of the Girl Child, October 11.


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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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