Lao morning news for October 18

Lao morning news for October 18

Lao PDR morning newsUnitel to provide Internet access to 80 pct of Lao population
Star Telecom (Unitel), a joint venture between Vietnam’s Viettel Global JSC and Laos Asia Telecom, sets to provide high-speed Internet access to 80 percent of the Lao population by 2020, according to Unitel General Director Cao Anh Son.
— Vietnam Plus

Tourism Access, Urban Services Improvements Attract $US125.5 Million Boost via ADB in Laos
Better roads to ease access to tourist hotspots, improved urban water supplies and sewage treatment are among the sweeteners revealed in the announcement of funds totalling $125.5 million for three projects in the tourism and urban sectors announced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Lao Government.
— Laotian Times

Multimillion-dollar assistance for dam collapse victims
Developers of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Hydropower project have extended a multimillion dollar aid to the victims of the dam collapse for relief and recovery operations in Sanamxay, Deputy Prime Minister said this week.
— Vientiane Times

Tourism, urban services set to improve via three ADB grants
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided US$125.5 million to the Lao government for three projects in the tourism and urban development sectors.
— Vientiane Times

Senior U.S. Official Meets With Lao Government On Indo-Pacific Strategy
On October 14-16, a senior official from the U.S. State Department visited Laos to review the continued progress in bilateral relations and to brief Lao officials on the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy.
— Lao News Agency

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Health researchers put non-communicable disease control under microscope
Representatives from development partners and line departments of the Ministry of Health met yesterday in Vientiane to discuss the control of non-communicable diseases (NCD).
— Vientiane Times

ADB, Laos Sign Deals To Improve Tourism, Urban Service
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of the Lao PDR on Oct 16, 2018 signed grant agreements worth US$ 125.5 million in total for three projects in the tourism and urban sectors.
— Lao News Agency

Colorful activities to be part of boat racing festival in Oudomxay
An official of Oudomxay’s Information, Culture and Tourism Department, Mr Vilayphet Ounaphone, told Vientiane Times on Tuesday that the boat racing festival will be held during October 26-27 to celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent and Visit Laos Year.
— Vientiane Times

Renewable energy high priority for Mekong region: scientists
Cambodia, Laos and Việt Nam must work closer together to make the shift to using more renewable energy.
— Vietnam News


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of Rural Woman, October 15.


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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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