Lao morning news for October 22

Lao morning news for October 22
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Lao PDR morning newsAsia, Europe should cement cooperation to narrow development gap: Laos
Asia and Europe should strengthen cooperation to narrow the development gap that remains wide, Laos has told the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem12) in Brussels, Belgium.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Workers Jailed For Criticizing Government Are Separated in Prison
Three Lao workers given long prison terms in April 2017 for criticizing their government while working in Thailand have been separated in prison, with one now sent to a separate facility in his hometown and the other two housed with other prisoners in the Lao capital, Lao sources say.
— Radio Free Asia

Govt: Collect full revenue, prioritise investment
The government has told the relevant ministries and sectors to strive to hit revenue targets despite projections indicating that collections may fall short.
— Vientiane Times

Laos-China cooperation to improve workplace safety
Laos and China have agreed to ongoing cooperation in the labour sector with an emphasis on improving occupational safety in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

A Reception Hosted For Lao Alumni of Japanese Language Programme
Ambassador of Japan to the Lao PDR Takeshi Hikihara hosted a reception party for the Lao alumni of the Japanese Language Programme for Foreign-Service Officers and Public Officials in Vientiane Capital.
— Lao News Agency

Clean Hands – A Recipe For Health
Increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap is an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
— Lao News Agency

Singapore Awards ASEAN Scholarship To A Lao Student
Singapore government has awarded the 2018 ASEAN Scholarship to Miss Kounlasatty Manivong to pursue high school and pre-university studies in Singapore for the Academic Year 2019.
— Lao News Agency

Underweight Kids On Road To Recovery with Nutrition, Ante-Natal Efforts
Nutrition is still an issue in developing countries including Laos.
— Laotian Times

Businesses eye upcoming festive season to boost sales
Several marketing managers heading companies in Vientiane are trying to make the most of the upcoming festivals in Laos to promote the sales of their goods.
— Vientiane Times

Chinese defense minister meets with Lao counterpart
Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe (R) meets with his Lao counterpart Chansamone Chanyalath in Singapore Oct. 18, 2018.
— Xinhuanet


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Day of Audiovisual Heritage, October 27.

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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