Lao morning news for October 11

Lao morning news for October 11
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Lao PDR morning newsRussian Military Unit Departs for Lao PDR to Defuse Unexploded Shells From 1960s
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that its mine clearance team has traveled to Lao to assist the country in demining the territory which still had unexploded ordnance left from the 1960s civil war.
— Sputnik International

Over 200 exhibitors expected for 18th Handicrafts Festival
More than 200 exhibitors are anticipated to display their wares during the 18th Lao Handicrafts Festival 2018 from October 27 to November 4 at Lao International Trade Exhibition and Convention Centre (Lao-ITECC) in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times

Twin Cities Book Festival, dog Halloween, MN RollerGirls: A-List 10.10-16
The work lyrically reflects on the author’s upbringing as part of a Lao refugee immigrant family, and opens with a forward by poet and children’s book author Bao Phi.
— City Pages

Australia’s Endeavour Scholarship Gives High Priority To Lao PDR
Applications are now open for the 2019 Round of the Australian Government Endeavour Leadership Programme, which provides scholarships for high-performing international students, researchers and professionals to undertake short or long-term education, training and research opportunities in Australia.
— Lao News Agency

The Mekong time machine: sailing back in time on board Gypsy
There are many ways to travel to Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, but only one makes sense of the place.
— The Telegraph

Vietnamese senior officials visit Vientiane
Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Tran Quoc Vuong and a Vietnamese delegation visited Vientiane province of Laos on November 10.
— Vietnam Plus

The Mekong time machine: sailing back in time on board Gypsy
There are many ways to travel to Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos, but only one makes sense of the place.
— The Telegraph

Miss Tourism Queen Laos Shortlists Announced
Twenty finalists of Miss Tourism Queen Laos Contest have been announced for the final round to be held at the Lao ITECC Mall in Vientiane on November 23, 2018.
— Lao News Agency

Arrest made after deadly mall shootout
The shooting of the Indian, and injuries to a compatriot, a Lao national and two Thais, near the Watergate Pavilion shopping mall on the night of Oct 7, have led to police holding daily briefings.
— The Phuket News

Lao powerlifter Pia grabs gold at Asian Para Games 2018
Laos’ history-making male parasports powerlifter in the Men’s 49kg category has now proved he is also the best in Asia.
— Vientiane Times


Feature photo Asian Development Bank

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


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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