Lao morning news for December 12

Lao morning news for December 12
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Lao statistics bureau researches growth of youth population
Lao Statistics Bureau is researching to estimate the growth rate of the youth population from 2015-2035 as a valuable data to assist the country’s socio-economic development plans.
— Xinhua

Laos promotes investment in nutrition at local level
Laos will continue to promote investment in nutrition at the local level to create communities that can sustainably produce and have access to nutritious food.

Indonesia and Laos Sign MoU on Defense Cooperation
Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto and his Laotian counterpart Gen. Chansamone Chanyalath signed a memorandum of understanding on a new defense cooperation in Jakarta on Wednesday.
— Jakarta Globe 

Exhibition marks conclusion of peach pit carving workshop in Laos
The carved pits were very beautiful and in many forms and sizes, such as Buddha images, flowers and animals.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos ministry calls for coordination to boost tourist inflows
Through coordination with the foreign ministry, overseas embassies and consulates are expected to provide a much-needed push for the information, culture and tourism sector to perform its promotional tasks and raise Laos’ profile internationally.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Int’l organisations help Savannakhet children get new school building
More than 100 children of Dong Nakharm village in Atsphangthong district, Savannakhet province have a new school to study in – thanks to Acronis Cyber Foundation that provided aid for its construction.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Germany continues support for Lao biodiversity protection
The government of Germany has agreed to continue financial support of EUR 6.2 million to implement the second phase of the Protection and Sustainable Use of Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity (ProFEB) project in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

NUOL faculty, youth rally on educational development
Ministry of Education and Sports officials along with National University of Laos (NUOL) lecturers and students came together on Wednesday to discuss the development of education and its ongoing contribution to the nation.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

SEA Games 2019: Laos Scores First Gold Medal in Kickboxing
Laos has clinched its first gold medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games after beating Indonesia in the men’s 60 kg Low Kick final kickboxing match.
— The Laotian Times

Mekong’s aquamarine hue likely to occur elsewhere due to low flows, bringing possible risks
The extremely low flow, slow drop in the river sediments, and presence of algae on the sand and bedrock river bottom are some of the possible causes why the Mekong River has recently acquired an aquamarine color, says the Mekong River Commission.

Public, private sectors address Japanese business constraints in Laos
They met for the 13th annual meeting of the Lao-Japan Public and Private Sectors Joint Dialogue (Lao-Japan PPSJD), aiming to boost investment from the land of the rising sun.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

FEATURE: Heading to Luang Namtha? Stay at Pou Villa
The provincial town is built on Nam Tha River and is a popular tourist destination among trekkers and bikers. However, this is a place that needs a bit of homework ahead of the visit. One has know the right places for treks and also the right places to check into.
— ANN/Vientiane Times


Feature photo Ashley Scott Kelly 

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Mountain Day, December 11.


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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