Lao morning news for October 29

Lao morning news for October 29

Lao PDR morning newsLaos dam collapse: bombshell accusations, few answers (video)
Questions, accountability concerns, and controversies continue to swirl around the Laos dam disaster in July that killed more than 40 villagers, as evidenced by a range of new reports that stretch from South Korea to Thailand.
— AEC News Today

Chinese engineering company digs 1st over-1000m railway tunnel in Laos
Chinese engineering company completed on Sunday the first over-1000-meter tunnel along the China-Laos railway.

Anaesthesiologists’ workshop targets improved safety, patient care
Lao anaesthesiologists, experts and cooperation partners met in Vientiane on Friday to review their work in the sector and discuss methods of improving patient care and providing safe anaesthetics.
— Vientiane Times

Korean firms seek Lao business partners
Laos is hopeful of boosting cooperation with the Republic of Korea in logistics and the tourism industry, building on the two countries long-term trade and investment relations.
— Vientiane Times

Contractor revs up work on Donnokkhoum-450 Road
The company contracted to build an 11-km road running from Donnokkhoum village in Sisattanak district to the 450 Year Road in Xaysettha district is speeding up the pace of work, aiming to complete the project by the end of 2019.
— Vientiane Times

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Nghe An police seize big amount of meth, heroin from Lao traffickers
Police in the central province of Nghe An, in collaboration with the Drug Crime Investigation Department under the Ministry of Public Security, on October 26 discovered a group of Lao citizens smuggling drugs into Vietnam.
— Saigon Online

Borikhamxay manufacturer is proud to provide jobs, support local community
SES Construction Complex Sole Co., Ltd. in Phonsa-aath village, Pakxan district, Borikhamxay province, is actively involved in the manufacture of electrical products, which provides jobs for local people and benefits nearby communities.
— Vientiane Times

President Congratulates Newly Elected Vietnamese Counterpart
President Bounnhang, who is also Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, on behalf of the Party, government and multi-ethnic people of Laos and on his own behalf, sent a congratulatory message to President Trong in Hanoi.
— Lao News Agency

Waters Refreshed, Wishes Released: Retreating Rain As Laos Lights Up
Rain has made way for blue skies as annual festivities and devotions inside and outside the nation’s temples and on water for the finale of the annual Vassa (Buddhist Lent) brought the light and colour to both day & night in Laos again this week.
— The Laotian Times

Govt gears up for reorganisation of state departments
Central and local state departments are preparing to streamline the organisation of their various divisions, following a government order.
— Vientiane Times


Feature photo EcoMobility Festival

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Cities Day, October 31.


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).


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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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