Lao morning news for August 21

Lao morning news for August 21

Lao PDR morning news

Laos, UN prepare for better emergency response
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), as the Logistic Cluster lead organisation, works closely with the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare to enhance disaster preparedness through logistics.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Floods wreak havoc in northern Laos
Some 125 families in three villages in northern Lao province of Oudomxay have been affected by floods after days of heavy rain, with property damage estimated at over 1 billion kip (114,692 U.S. dollars).
— Xinhua

Agriculture ministry bolsters technical skills to improve farm production in Laos
Some 40 people from Phongsaly, Oudomxay, Luang Namtha, Bokeo and Luang Prabang provinces, as well as Vientiane, were recently trained as trainers at the Centre for Development and Huayxon-Huayxua Agriculture Service.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos, Thailand To Build Another Friendship Bridge
Laos and Thailand are considering the construction of one more friendship bridge to connect the two countries in a move that would link Vientiane Province and Loei.
— The Laotian Times

Huge regional foreign investment potential amid trade tensions
International economists say multinational firms are looking to relocate their production bases to avoid being affected by ongoing trade disputes.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos, Vietnam target 15% increase in bilateral trade
Last year’s figure exceeded the plan by 10 per cent – two-way trade between Laos and Vietnam in the first seven months of 2019 touched $663.76 million, an increase of nearly 13 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to a report from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Laos urged to speed up energy transfer
Cambodia yesterday asked Laos to speed up the transmission of energy to the Kingdom under a deal signed earlier this year.
— Khmer Times

Friendship Medal Awarded To Japanese Ambassador
Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith representing the Lao government has pinned a friendship medal on outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Laos, Mr Takeshi Hikihara in recognition of his contributions to enhancing the relations and cooperation between Laos and Japan.

Huge regional FDI potential in Laos amid trade tensions
International economists say multinational firms are looking to relocate their production bases to avoid being affected by ongoing trade disputes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government Officials Trained On Project Proposal Writing
The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs sponsored a three-week training course on “Project Proposal Writing and Presentation” for 19 Lao government officials from Jul 29 to Aug 16.

se tourists killed in Laos bus crash
A tour bus transporting dozens of Chinese tourists crashed in northern Laos, killing at least 13 people, officials said Tuesday.

Saravan road upgrades open up province’s rural areas
Newly completed road construction in Saravan will improve access, particularly in poorer areas of the province, to markets, schools, health centres and public services.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

University officials stress need for more information on reproductive health
Health officials and local authorities need to provide more information about sexual and reproductive health services for young people in the hope of reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Ten Lao Migrant Workers Die, Three Injured in Thailand Road Crash
Ten undocumented Lao migrant workers were killed and three others were seriously injured in a head-on collision early Sunday in eastern Thailand’s Sa Kaeo

NA Chairwoman receives Lao National Assembly Vice President
Chairwoman Ngan said that the Vietnamese NA appreciates the visit by the Lao NA Vice President, noting that the consolidation of bilateral relations between Vietnam and Laos is among strategic tasks, which is of great significance for the development of each country.
— Nhan Dan

At least 8 killed in bus crash in northern Laos
Eight Chinese nationals were killed, 29 others injured and one remained missing in a bus crash in northern Laos, the Chinese Embassy to Laos told Xinhua on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Can Lao’s media survive in today’s world?
Lao recently held an event where managers of its mass media and publishing generally agreed that the country’s media and the publications they produce needed to aspire to self-development. They said this was so they are better equipped to fulfil their duty to promote national protection and development.
— The Asean Post

Bando Densen of Japan expands cable production to Laos amid U.S.-China row
Electric wire maker Bando Densen Co. has set up a cable plant in Laos as part of its “China plus one” strategy, expanding production bases amid the U.S.-China trade row.
— The Japan Times

The Moodie Davitt ‘Roarport’: A tiger gets loose in Laos
The Roar Crew has raced into Laos, described thus by Lonely Planet: “A land of the lotus eaters amid the bloated development of its neighbours, Laos brings together the best of Southeast Asia in one bite-sized destination.”
— The Moodie Davitt Report

Lao Supermodel 2019 Winners Announced
The final walk of Lao Supermodel 2019 was held at the Landmark Hotel in Vientiane Capital on Aug 17.


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