Lao morning news for August 19

Lao morning news for August 19

Lao PDR morning news

Labour ministry projects high demand for construction workers
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has unveiled a new study, which delivers a strong message that the construction industry is suffering from a shortage of Lao workers and that a policy intervention is needed to address this deficiency.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Indian govt supports training for local techies
The Indian government is supporting a course for technical staff at the Laos-India Centre of Excellence in Software Development and Training (CESDT) of the Institute of Information and Communication Technology as part of a US$1.3 million project.
— Vientiane Times

11 die in early morning passenger van collision in Sa Kaew
Eleven people have been killed and four others seriously injured after a chartered van carrying Lao workers collided with an 18 wheel truck in Sa Kaew province, east of Bangkok on the Cambodian border, early today (map below).
— The Thaiger

China, Laos launch Peace Train-2019 joint humanitarian rescue drill
In the northern suburbs of the Lao capital Vientiane, the Chinese and Lao army men launched humanitarian and medical joint rescue exercise, including drill design, action planning, staff formation, rescue operations, and material supply.
— Xinhua

Meeting reviews headway in reducing gender-based violence
The government and development partners have reviewed progress in implementing the ‘Bringing Justice Closer to Women Suffering from Gender Based Violence’ project from 2016-2019.
— Vientiane Times

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Vietnam, Laos step up trade and energy cooperation
A delegation of the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), led by Minister Tran Tuan Anh, are in Vientiane, Laos, from August 16 to 18 for conferences on Vietnam-Laos cooperation in developing the industry & trade, energy and mining sectors.
— Nhan Dan

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia seek to promote Development Triangle efficiency
Officials in charge of external affairs from parliaments of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia gathered in the northern province of Quang Ninh on August 17 during their seventh conference that focused on the role of parliament in realising agreements reached by the three countries in the Development Triangle.
— Vietnamplus

Realise “Three-open” policy, PM tells Savannakhet
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told Savannakhet provincial authorities to work harder to realise the “Three-open” policy he initiated to attract local and foreign investment in the central province, one of the country’s economic hubs.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Campaign against plastic waste records success in Champassak
The successful outcome of a plastic bottle-free awareness campaign being piloted in Champassak province has raised hope for a significant reduction in the number of plastic bottles discarded in Laos, which currently number about 140,000 a day.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Police make arrests in hunt for Khammuan killer
Police on Friday arrested two suspects in the killing of a government prosecutor as he was driving to work in Thakhaek district on Wednesday morning.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

GISH 2019: Change-A-Life Laos
Each year, GISH participants work to “Change A Life” by making a profound difference in the lives of people and communities facing extraordinary hardship.
— Crowd Rise

Minnesota Catholics join Archbishop Hebda for CRS trip to Laos, Cambodia
When Michael Wenger of Nativity of Our Lord Parish in St. Paul served lunches to hungry elementary school students in Laos, he knew exactly why he had accepted an invitation to join a trip to Southeast Asia with other local Catholics.
— Crux

Saravan set to beef up visitor attractions, facilities
Saravan authorities are planning to develop infrastructure in and around tourist sites to facilitate visitors, according to a provincial official.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Over 200 exhibitors to weave magic at Handicraft Festival
More than 200 exhibitors from around the country are expected to attend this year’s Lao Handicraft Festival at the Lao International Trade Exhibition and Convention Centre (Lao-ITECC) in Vientiane from October 28 to November 3.
— Vientiane Times


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Humanitarian Day, August 19.


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).


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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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