Lao morning news for October 31

Lao morning news for October 31

Lao PDR morning newsVietnam, Laos step up collaboration in forestry law enforcement
Representatives from the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) and the Lao Department of Forestry Inspection (DOFI) sat down in the central province of Ha Tinh on October 30 to review their cooperation in forestry law enforcement.
— Vietnam+

Chiang Khong Border Checkpoint to become e-Commerce warehouse
The minister said the establishment of the special economic zone would lead to greater trade and investment opportunities among the Mekhong-Lan Chang nations including Thailand, Laos, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Combined Force Seize 14.6 Million Methamphetamine Tablets in Wiang Kaen District of Chiang Rai
The operation was carried out at about 1.30am following a report that a major drug smuggling operation was being planned in this Thai-Lao border area.
— Chiang Rai Times

Laos – TTC Attapeu Sugar Cane Co. and ED&F Man sign MOU on exporting organic sugar
TTC Attapeu Sugar Cane Sole Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Thanh Thanh Cong Bien Hoa JSC (TTC Sugar), will export its sugar to the European market following an agreement with ED&F Man Sugar, according to Vietnamese press reports.
— Agra Net

Hyundai Donates US$ 100,000 For Flood Relief In Laos
(KPL) Hyundai Motors has donated US$ 100,000 to help flood relief efforts in provinces across Laos.
— Lao News Agency

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How Will Technologies Change Journalism
(KPL) The second day of the 2018 Korean Press Foundation (KPF) Journalism Conference started with Knight Center for Journalism in Americas Founding Director Rosental Alves discussing ‘How Will Technologies Change Journalism”.
— Lao News Agency

As Lao PDR Prepares For LDC Graduation, Inequality Has To Be Overcome
In light of UNDP’s latest statistical update on human development indices and indicators, launched recently, the Lao PDR appears to be continuing on its path towards graduation from Least Developed Country status in 2024.
— Lao News Agency

Northern provinces target Asean community-based tourism standards
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism together with staff from Bokeo, Oudomxay and Luang Prabang tourism departments convened three training sessions on the evaluation of Asean Community Based Tourism Standards at the Gibbon Experience in Bokeo, Namkat Yorla Pa in Oudomxay, and Kuang Xi waterfall in Luang Prabang province.
— Open Development

Energy Efficient Data Center Handed Over To Local Ministry
(KPL) The Laos Energy Efficient Data Center (LEED) has been handed over to the Ministry of Science and Technology.
— Lao News Agency

Govt, ILO partner to strengthen occupational safety and health
The government has agreed with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to implement the Occupational Safety and Health in Laos Supply Chains project, which aims to protect workers.
— Vientiane Times

As Laos prepares for LDC graduation, inequality must be overcome
Laos needs to overcome the pressing issue of inequality as the country prepares to abandon its Least Developed Country (LDC) status supposedly by 2024, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has said.
— Open Development

New law spells out duties of billboard makers
Businesses that make signs and billboards will have their operations suspended if they continue to break the regulations regarding content and language.
— Vientiane Times

Ministry to strengthen coordination among emergency medical teams
Lao officials and representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO) are meeting in Vientiane to discuss ways to improve coordination between emergency medical teams.
— Open Development

Feasibility study of Vientiane-Pakxe expressway section IV set to begin
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport and the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a feasibility study of the planned expressway linking Vientiane and Pakxe, Section IV.
— Vientiane Times

Govt to unlock tourism sector’s potential through ongoing promotion
The government has reaffirmed its commitment to the ongoing promotion of the tourism sector even though the Visit Laos Year 2018 campaign will soon come to a close.
— Open Development

Japan hands over management of data centre to Laos
The Japanese government on Friday handed over the first Lao Energy Efficient Data Centre to the Lao government for the continued management and development of modern information systems and secure storage solutions.
— Vientiane Times

Loguide App Wins Samsung Tech Institute 2018
(KPL) Samsung Tech Institute 2018 announced on Friday Loguide App as the winner of the project themed “Promoting Tourism in Laos”.
— Lao News Agency

Community hospital in Xayaboury receives essential eye test equipment
After suffering for years due to the lack of an important piece of equipment used in detecting vision abnormalities, the community hospital in Xaysathan district, the remotest district in Xayaboury province, finally received a new slit lamp.
— Vientiane Times

Inequality, Disasters Risks to Development as Progress Pushed in Laos: UNDP
Inequality, disaster risk key factors to overcome in Laos’ aspiration to shed Least Developed Country status by the revised target of 2024, says UNDP.
— The Laotian Times

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Australia lends support for greater inclusion of people with disabilities
The Laos Australia Institute is working to boost human resource development in Laos, especially in relation to people with disabilities.
— Vientiane Times


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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).


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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