Lao morning news for September 25

Lao morning news for September 25
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Lao PDR morning newsTwo of Laos’ least developed towns to benefit from ADB grant
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) last week approved a US$48 million grant for the improvement of urban environmental services and the enhancement of economic connectivity in Paksan and Thakhek, two of the least developed towns along the North-South Economic Corridor of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in Lao PDR.
— AEC News Today

Bangladesh cuts duty on 602 products for APTA states
Bangladesh has offered duty concessions on import of 602 products from five countries including China and India under the Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA).
— New Age

Feature: Chinese firms contribute to Laos’ economic, social development
“Every project department of China Railway is ready to be dispatched at any time!”
— Xinhua

Flood victim assistance efforts considered in depth
Government officials yesterday met with development partner bodies to hold a brainstorming session on ways to best assist flooding victims nationwide and estimate damages and losses caused by recent disasters across the country.
— Vientiane Times

Stakeholder Forum Debates Proposed Pak Lay Project, Recommends Steps To Strengthen Basin Planning In The Mekong
A two-day regional stakeholder forum on the proposed Pak Lay hydropower project and other ongoing initiatives came to a close on Sep 21.
— Lao News Agency

New Lao Airlines chief navigates flag carrier toward future
Lao Airlines welcomed a significant leadership change yesterday that comes as the government moves to transform the state-owned enterprise into a more efficient and competitive one.
— Vientiane Times

Laos tops group advancing to second round AFC U-16 championship qualifiers
Laos has progressed to the second round of the 2019 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship qualifiers in Thailand next year after topping its first-round group in Mongolia from September 15-23.
— Vientiane Times

Demining Laos: ‘what my team do can save many people’s lives’
For almost four years, Phouviengsavanh “Toui” Keosouphan, 39, has worked to clear Laos’ plague of unexploded ordnance (UXO).
— Southeast Asia Globe

Hard work awaits for Lao media amid professionalism drive
Lao media needs to work harder to overcome shortcomings in striving to become professional information deliverers to serve the nation, a scientific meeting has learned.
— Vientiane Times

A luxury guide to Luang Prabang, Laos
An alluring combination of mountains and rice paddies, golden stupas and red terracotta rooftops, faded French villas and fantastic Gallic and Asian cuisine, built on a sacred intersection of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Luang Prabang.
— The National


Feature photo Glenn Lawler

This week’s morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for Universal Access to Information, September 28.


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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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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