Lao morning news for January 15

Lao morning news for January 15

Lao PDR morning newsGovt announces list of controlled businesses
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has approved a list of businesses that are subject to government control, while also stating that types of business not on the list would find it easier to operate.
— Vientiane Times

Mega First’s Laos hydropower project in final stage of completion
Mega First Corp Bhd’s Laos hydropower project is in the final stage of completion with the first turbine installation in March followed by the energy test in June-July.
— The Star Online

Laos doubles export of finished timber products
The export of Laos’ finished wood products increased by 107 percent in 2018 after the government banned the export of unfinished timber and promoted value-adding through the production of finished goods.
— Eleven Myanmar

Party adopts nine urgent measures to drive economy
The Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party recently adopted core and urgent measures to drive the macro economy which is currently encountering some difficulties.
— Vientiane Times

Drug Trafficker Arrested, 5.76 Million Amphetamine Tablets Seized
Military officers arrested on Sunday Mr Song Thor, 27, as he was transporting 5.764 million amphetamine tablets, and three sacks of heroin (180 bars) in a Vientiane-registered Vigo pickup truck from Huaylom village en route to Huaykhai village, Tonpheung district, Bokeo Province.

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Illegal ivory seized in raid on Luang Prabang shop
More than 73 kilograms of ivory products were confiscated from a souvenir shop in Luang Prabang province recently and the foreign owner detained for suspected trading in elephant ivory.
— Eleven Myanmar

191 Telecom Fraud Suspects Escorted Back To China From Laos
A total of 191 telecom and Internet fraud suspects were brought back from Laos to central China’s Henan Province on two chartered airplanes under escort of Chinese police officers Friday, according to authorities.

Why Russia is getting back 30 World War II tanks from Laos
Russia is taking back World War II-era tanks from Laos because, well, Moscow needs a star, lots of them.

Pullman Luang Prabang launches sustainable programme at ATF 2019
Sustainability may have been a burning issue — some would even say a buzzword — in the hospitality and tourism sectors in recent years, but for Luang Prabang it is simply part of the ancient city’s fabric.
— Travel Daily News

Zaap Lai Brings Thai and Laotian Cuisine to the Tri-Cities
I am fortunate to have a dining partner and circle of friends who want to try new dining experiences whenever we can. Recently, the dine-around bunch and I dined at one of the newest Asian-themed restaurants in the Tri-Cities. Zaap Lai opened for business last September in north Johnson City. In addition to Thai cookery, Zaap Lai’s owner Soukchinda Bouriboun, (“Sue” to you) is gently introducing us all to the cuisine of the Southeast Asian country of Laos.
— Johnson Citypress


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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