Lao morning news for August 20

Lao morning news for August 20
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Labor Imbalance Causes Unemployment in Laos
An imbalance in the supply and demand of labor in some sectors poses a challenge for Laos in its efforts to tackle rising unemployment.
— The Laotian Times

Govt, UN prepare for better emergency response
Humanitarian groups from the government, the United Nations and international civil society organisations met last week to discuss gaps in national crisis response and ways to overcome them.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos plans regulatory reforms to boost trade at border crossings
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce will continue efforts to improve or remove unnecessary measures and regulations relating to exports and imports to bolster cross-border trade.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Laos: 5 killed, 14 missing after bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes
Five people have been killed after a tour bus carrying 46 Chinese tourists crashed in Laos on Monday afternoon, according to China Global Television Network (CGTN)
— Devdiscourse

Peace Train-2019 China-Laos joint rescue drill conducts epidemic prevention operations
The “Peace Train-2019” China-Laos humanitarian and medical joint rescue exercise has carried out comprehensive epidemic prevention and control drills in Lao capital Vientiane.
— Xinhua

Recognizing Women’s Contribution On World Humanitarian Day 2019 In Lao PDR
The United Nations in the Lao PDR joined the world in recognizing the importance of humanitarian work and highlighting the active impact of women humanitarians.

Huge regional foreign investment potential amid trade tensions
Asean nations, including Laos, have the potential to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) into the region despite global uncertainty surrounding the prolonged US-China trade tensions.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Minister orders investigation into head-on collision in Sa Kaew killing 11
Following a collision between an articulated truck and a passenger van killing 11 people and injured 4 yesterday morning, the Transport Minister is calling for an investigation.
— The Thaiger

Young Lao entrepreneurs seek more investment from Cambodian counterparts
Budding Lao entrepreneurs have invited their counterparts from Cambodia to make more investment and to do business in Laos in order to boost cooperation in trade and entrepreneurial undertakings between the two sides.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Lao PM visits Savannakhet province and Special Economic Zone to promote investment
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and government officials last week visited the Savannakhet Dry Port and Savan Park to learn about their business operations and promote investment in these facilities.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Laos: 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.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

OPINION:Solidarity among people, villages a fine cultural model
Laos has preserved its strong culture and traditions for hundreds of years, with successive generations keeping the country’s history alive.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Agriculture ministry bolsters technical skills to improve farm production
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is continuing to train frontline officials so they can pass on their technical skills and improve local farmers’ yields.
— Vientiane Times

Floods wreak havoc in nation’s north
Some 125 families in three villages of Baeng district, Oudomxay province have been affected by floods after days of heavy rain, with property damage estimated at over 1 billion kip.
— Vientiane Times

University of Health Sciences, Health Frontiers ink training agreement
The University of Health Sciences (UHS) and the US-based non-profit organisation Health Frontiers will cooperate in a training programme from 2019-2024 to improve the quality of medical services in target fields.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Cuban embassy farewells six scholarship awardees
The Cuban Government has provided scholarships for six Lao nationals to study in Cuba at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana, as well as law and agronomy, for the academic year 2019-2020.
— Vientiane Times

THPC Supports Blood Donation
The Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) organized a blood donation session at the company’s hydropower plant on Aug 14.


Feature photo United Nations in Lao PDR

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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