Lao morning news for September 10

Lao morning news for September 10
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Lao PDR morning newsThai-Lao business meeting to yield 62 million baht in trade
The latest Thai-Lao business matching conference will result in 62 million baht’s worth of two-way trade, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— Pattaya Mail

Thailand & Laos discuss reducing trade and investment barriers
Thailand and Laos have engaged in negotiations to reduce trade and investment barriers, with the aim of creating a logistics network that will boost bilateral trade to 11 billion US dollars by 2021, up from 6.1 billion dollars last year.
— News Today (video)

ADB, Laos partner to promote sustainable, climate-smart agribusiness
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Lao government on Thursday signed an agreement for a US$40.5 million grant for the Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project, which will help farmers and agribusiness develop sustainable and climate-smart agriculture value chains.
— Vientiane Times

Lao’s Sekong River under siege
In serving as the “Battery of Asia” to its power-hungry neighbours, Lao PDR is cramming dozens of dams onto its network of rivers.
— The Asean Post

Laos Launches Website to Promote and Preserve Traditional Food and Farming
Restaurateurs and entrepreneurs can now tap into Laos’s rich food and farming culture, with the launch of a website dedicated to preserving traditional recipes and agricultural practices before they die out.
— Jakarta Globe

Laos calls on int’l community to join forces against cluster munitions
Laos has affirmed its commitment to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, while calling on countries the world over to also support the ban on the use of such devices.
— Vientiane Times

Getting high in Laos’ opium-riddled mountains
In a hut on the top of a fog-licked mountain in northern Laos, Vo Pali is getting high.
— The Jakarta Post

The Man Behind Laos’s Most Powerful Logging Company (1996)
Logging Lord (1996): ABC Australia profiles Laos’s General Cheng, leader of the military, director of one of the country’s biggest logging company BPKP, and one of Laos’s most powerful figures.
— Journeyman Pictures

PM holds up Nam Theun 2 dam as successful hydro model
The government views the Nam Theun 2 hydropower project in Khammuan province as a successful model as it seeks to strengthen the country’s electricity generation policy, according to Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.
— Vientiane Times

More Australian Students Choose Laos For Unique Learning Experience
Strong people-to-people and educational links between Australia and Laos continue to grow, with a new group of Australian students choosing to undertake educational experiences in the Lao PDR under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan mobility programme.
— Lao News Agency

Laos, Vietnam affirm continuing cooperation in national solidarity
Laos and Vietnam have affirmed their continued partnership in maintaining national solidarity and development through the sharing of information and experiences.
— Vientiane Times


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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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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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