Lao morning news for December 2

Lao morning news for December 2
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Rural schools in Lao give life to students’ dreams (video)
“When I grow up, I want to become a soldier to serve my country”, said 10-year-old Ton, talking about his dreams for the future. When he is not in school Ton helps his family in the rice fields and with day-to-day chores such as tending the cows and feeding the pigs. He lives in a one-room house along with his five siblings; he is the only one in the family who has had the opportunity to go to school.
— AEC News Today

ADB-funded Project Helps Develop Local Workers
Asian Development Bank – ADB – is helping develop workers in southern Laos to ensure they are fit for labour markets through the Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project in Champassak.
— KPL 

Chinese company explores business opportunities in Laos
The company showcased some of its wares at the Economic and Technological Exhibition for Lancang-Mekong Cooperation 2019 which opened in Vientiane earlier this week.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Women and girls’ pathway to a life free from violence in Laos
La provides psycho-social support for victims of violence and human trafficking through a community organization in Vientiane, Laos.
— KPL 

Jailed Thai seeks help of Laos premier
Lawyers of a Thai engineer who has been detained in a Lao detention centre for more than 13 months for causing about 1.7 million baht in damages to a Lao company’s business have submitted a letter to Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, asking him to provide justice to their client.
— Bangkok Post 

Laos ministry details international support for education, sports
International groups this year will provide US$17,253,833 to develop universities, schools and other education and sports sector initiatives in numerous provinces.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

The integrated travel tech portal, Discover Laos Today, opens
Attending the launch ceremony were Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Mr Ounthuang Khaophanh, Director of the Luang Prabang Provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department Mr Soulithip Norkhounphonh, and over 100 tourism professionals from hotels, restaurants and tour companies.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Miss Universe Laos Receives Heartwarming Welcome From Fans in Atlanta
left Vientiane on Wednesday to compete in the 68th edition of the International Miss Universe Pageant in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. Upon her arrival, the reigning Miss Universe Laos of 2019 was greeted with fanfare and applause from the crowd of primarily Lao-American fans who had been anxiously awaiting her arrival to cheer her on.
— The Laotian Times 

Laos eyes upgrade of organic agriculture to build trade competitiveness
That’s the message at the 7th Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF) under the theme: ‘National Strategy for Green Development and International Competitiveness’ taking place in Vientiane from November 28-29.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

US Department of State News: Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s National Day
On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to President Bounnhang Vorachit and the people of Laos as you commemorate your National Day on December 2.
— STL News 

Ministries, World Bank highlight benefits of improved digital economy
Government officials, private sector representatives and international experts attended the workshop to discuss the digital economy, its potential to impact on economic growth, and ways to ensure that more people can benefit from digital opportunities in Laos.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Agro-biodiversity initiative helps northern fish conservation
The project, which was launched in 2009, has increased the number of conservation areas to 262. Fishing is banned in 144, while the remaining 118 reservoirs are available for managed fishing in the provinces of Luang Prabang, Xieng Khuang and Huaphan.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos: Govt partners in global war on drugs at airports
The issue is being discussed at the 9th Asean Airport Interdiction Task Force meeting taking place in Vientiane from November 27-29.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Ticket prices can spoil a holiday in Vangvieng
It seems there’s almost no one in Laos who doesn’t know how beautiful Vangvieng is and for many people it’s their first choice when considering a trip somewhere. It’s a particular favourite with residents of Vientiane when they fancy a short break, but nearly everyone complains about the costs involved.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

New film law will strengthen movie industry: Culture minister
Laos’ film industry will get a major boost in the coming years after the introduction of the Law on Film, according to the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao Communities Making a Difference in Ending AIDS by 2030
World AIDS Day marked on 1 December brings forward the discussion on ending the AIDS epidemic by achieving “zero” by 2030: Zero New Infections, Zero Discrimination, and Zero Deaths.
— The Laotian Times

Petanque Federation President Speaks Out over Laos Trophy Incident
The president of the International Petanque Federation has spoken with the Laotian Times to clarify the trophy handover incident.
— The Laotian Times

Law on Film introduced to lawmakers
The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune presented on Nov 27 the Law on Film to the ongoing 8th ordinary session of the 8th Legislature of the National Assembly for consideration and approval.

Japan Supports Improving Reading Skills of Children in Thapangthong
(KPL) The government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth US$516,347 to support improving the reading skills of children and the learning environment as well as the advancement of primary schools in the Lao PDR.

Lao gov’t works towards SDGs in all sectors
Laos will continue to work towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in all sectors as well as intensify capacity building and awareness-raising in the area of climate change.
— Infosurhoy


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on National Day, December 2.

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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