Lao morning news for January 21

Lao morning news for January 21
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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR’s Macroeconomic Stability Amidst Uncertainty
Economic growth in the Lao PDR is estimated at 6.5 per cent in 2018 down from 6 9 per cent in 2017, in part due to the adverse impact of the recent widespread floods.

Chinese firm completes beam closure along China-Laos railway
A Chinese engineering company has completed the closing of the first cast-in-place continuous beam on Saturday.
— Xinhua

Left to fend for themselves
Victims of Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy dam collapse in Laos languish in shelters, staring at an uncertain future.
— The Nation (very annoying popup)

Laos eyes potential as regional internet link
Laos could serve as an internet cable connector within the region in the future thanks to its geographic location, an internet policy maker has said.
— Vientiane Times

$US199 Plus Tax Flights Vientiane To Shanghai via Lao Airlines
Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and there is yet another reason to celebrate with flights to China’s glitzy and advanced economic metropolitan magnet Shanghai from the capital of Laos, Vientiane.
— Laotian Times

Vietnam-Laos military ties should be upgraded: Lao minister
Vietnam and Laos should elevate the relations between their armies to a new height to prevent sabotage plots by hostile forces that harm the special friendship and solidarity between the two nations, said Lao Minister of Defence General Chansamon Chanyalat.

China-aided hospital building handed over to Laos
The handover and opening ceremony of the China-aided comprehensive medical building of Lao Military Hospital 103 has been held in Lao capital Vientiane.
— Xinhua

Lao Migrant Youth Increasingly Looking for Work in China
Young people from the northern provinces of Laos are increasingly moving across the border to China in search of jobs and higher wages.
— Radio Free Asia

Landlocked to Diplomatically Linked: San Marino & Laos Formalize Ties
Laos and the European nation of San Marino have inked diplomatic ties on the sidelines of the United Nations in New York.
— Laotian Times

Defence Minister to join Lao army’s anniversary
Defence Minister General Tea Banh will lead a delegation to Laos this weekend to attend celebrations marking the Lao People’s Army 70th anniversary.
— Khmer Times

MRC hosts Paklai dam discussion
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) yesterday hosted a regional meeting when Mekong stakeholders discussed the updated features of the planned Paklai dam on the Mekong River.
— Vientiane Times

Thailand’s China-backed Bangkok-Nong Khai Railway Back On Move
Construction of Thailand’s component of the regional high-speed rail network linked to China’s ambitious One Belt One Road plan is on the move again after years of delays hampered the progress of the high-profile project.
— Laotian Times

Vietnam helps Laos upgrade Military History Museum
A ceremony was held in Vientiane on January 19 to start a project on the maintenance and upgrade of the Lao Military History Museum as a gift from the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence to its Lao counterpart.
— VietnamPlus

PM calls for brainstorming on revenue collection, ways to drive growth
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called on senior government officials in charge of economic affairs to explore ways to ensure that all revenue streams are fully utilised, and to spur economic growth.
— Vientiane Times

Russia’s T-72 tanks take part in military parade in Laos
Russia’s T-72 tanks and BRDM-2M amphibious armored patrol cars were featured in a parade on occasion of the 70th anniversary since the founding of the Lao People’s Armed Forces, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters.

Modern Lao Homes: Paving the Way for A Higher Standard of Home Building in Laos
Founded by two expatriates, Mr Greg Nolan, an Australian and Mr Benjamin Soo, a Malaysian-Lao, Modern Lao Homes began with the mission to take on the challenges of building quality, modern homes in Laos.
— Laotian Times

Bigger than ever Boun Kabongyay festival planned for this year
Visitors are welcome at the Boun Kabongyay festival in Savannakhet next month to join Brou people from across the province in a celebration of food and culture.
— Vientiane Times


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of Education, January 24.


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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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