Lao morning news for October 9

Lao morning news for October 9
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Lao PDR morning newsIFC’s $3.4 Billion Investment in East Asia, Pacific to Develop Infrastructure, Steer Green Growth, Create Jobs
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, committed US$3.4 billion in fiscal year 2018 in East Asia and the Pacific, spurring the growth of a thriving private sector in the region to ensure sustained growth through innovation, job creation, and infrastructure development, among others.
— Lao News Agency

Laos Announces US$ 100,000 Relief Aid For Indonesia
The Government of the Lao PDR has announced 100,000 US dollars as relief aid for the victims of recent earthquakes and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
— Lao News Agency

Lao-Thai cooperation targeting better treatment for gastrointestinal patients
Mahosot Hospital is cooperating with experts from Asean countries including Thailand aiming to improve treatment for patients with gastrointestinal problems.
— The Nation

Party official: Vietnam fully supports Lao reform
Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Tran Quoc Vuong has affirmed that Vietnam fully supports Laos’ process of reform.
— Nhan Dan Online

Australia Continues Support For Recovery Efforts In Sanamxay
The Australian Ambassador to the Lao PDR Jean-Bernard Carrasco, travelled to Sanamxay district, Attapeu Province last month to meet local government officials and view new activities funded by the Australian government to support the recovery of people affected by the flooding disaster.
— Lao News Agency

Korean Week Festival highlights Laos-Korea cooperation
The first ever ‘Korean Week Festival in Vientiane 2018’ on the weekend explored business opportunities for the food and agriculture sectors between Lao and Korean firms.
— Vientiane Times

Laos’ Nam Ha named among Asia’s top 10 eco-tourism destinations
Nam Ha National Protected Area of Luang Namtha province has recently been named as one of the top 10 ecotourism destinations in Asia, according to the website
— Borneo Bulletin

Laos, San Marino Establish Diplomatic Relations
Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Khommasith and San Marino’s Minister of Foreign and Political Affairs and Justice Nicola Renzi signed an agreement to establish the diplomatic ties at the United Nations Head Quarter in New York, USA on Sep 28.
— Lao News Agency

The train of opportunities as Laos builds rail link with China : Vientiane Times contributor
Laos is speeding up construction of the high speed railway link with China hoping this historic and major investment project will be completed and operational over the next two years.
— The Straits Times

Lao celluloid hits screens at film week in China
The Lao films “Louis Loves Baitong” and “Memories Of The Year” were screened at the 2nd Lanmei International Film Week at Kunming in China recently.
— Vientiane Times

Yakusa Wins Korean Food Cooking Contest In Vientiane
A group of two cooking students, nicknamed Yakusa, has won Korean Food Cooking Contest, (Hansik Contest) grabbing the first prize of US$ 600.
— Lao News Agency

Lecturer’s lifelong devotion to Lao health sciences
Dr Bounthome Samountry, 55, Vice President, University of Health Sciences and Deputy Head of the Pathology Department is a lecturer who has spent more than half of his life studying and teaching Anatomical Pathology at the university and in neighbouring countries.
— Vientiane Times

Lao media get firsthand insight into tourism in Indonesia
Media representatives from Laos participated in a familiarisation trip (famtrip) to popular tourist destinations in Jakarta, Bali and Yogyakarta to learn about the culture of the Republic of Indonesia.
— Vientiane Times

Tapioca factory creates jobs in Vientiane province
The Hinheup Cassava Flour Factory in Vientiane province is installing a second machine to ensure sufficient production to meet customer demand in the years to come.
— Vientiane Times

Thai police seek shooters who killed tourist in crossfire
Police Lt. Col. Kasem Pipitkul, the investigator in charge of the case, said four people were hospitalized – an Indian and a Laotian who are in critical condition and two Thais.
— The Washington Times

How D.C. learned to love minced alligator
Now, nearly four decades later, Luangrath sat in Thip Khao, the Laotian restaurant she owns in Columbia Heights, and poured her life story into a microphone.
— The Washington Post

Boun Khao Phansa celebrates start of Buddhist Lent
The Buddhist Lent festival (Boun Khao Phansa) takes place today when people nationwide mark the occasion by going to their local temple in the early morning to give alms.
— Vientiane Times


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This week’s Myanmar 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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