Lao morning news for December 4

Lao morning news for December 4
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Laos, Korea sign three cooperation agreements
Laos and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have signed three memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to further strengthen their cooperation.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, Australia extend partnership in human resource development
The government is closely cooperating with Australia on human resource development and implementation of the development strategy in this field.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Dam Resettlement Village Out of Water Due to Drought
More than 100 Lao families who were moved to a resettlement village four years ago to make way for construction of the Nam Tha 1 Dam hydropower project in Luang Namtha province have run out of water amid a worsening drought, local sources say.
— RFA 

Vietnam, Laos ink cooperative MoU on archive
Hanoi (VNA) – The national archive agencies of Vietnam and Laos signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral cooperation in 2020 at a ceremony in Hanoi on December 3.
— Vietnam plus 

Survey Shows Favorable View of China’s Belt and Road Initiative
A new survey has revealed that people generally view China’s Belt and Road Initiative favorably, categorizing the BRI as a net “opportunity” for their home countries.
— The Laotian Times 

French research institute, Nam Theun 2 partner in environmental studies
The French Research Institute for Development (IRD) and Nam Theun 2 Power Company (NTPC) have agreed to cooperate on research in environmental protection, especially water quality and greenhouse gas emissions.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt, foreign diplomats celebrate Lao National Day
Foreign diplomats on Friday met with President Bounnhang Vorachit, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and other Party and state leaders to extend their best wishes to Laos as the country celebrates the 44th anniversary of the foundation of the republic.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos is developing relentlessly
In many ways, the country’s development is making good progress and is strong. The economy is recording continuous growth and today’s society is developing every day.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Miss Universe Laos 2019 Unveils National Costume
The Miss Universe Laos 2019 public relations team has just released teaser images of the national costume design to be worn by May Vichitta as she competes in the international Miss Universe Pageant in the United States on December 9.
— The Laotian Times

Winners of Short Film Contest depart for Japan to participate in Asian Film Festival
On Dec 1, nine Lao secondary school students and one government official departed from Wattay International Airport bound for Japan to participate in the 13th Asian International Children’s Film Festival to be held in Minami-Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on 7 December 2019.

Forced Conversion Becomes International Human Rights Problem
On 29 November, Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) from Italy and Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) from Belgium hosted a seminar on human rights entitled “Intolerance and Discrimination Against New Religious Movements: An International Problem”.

Govt, foreign diplomats celebrate Lao National Day
At a meeting held at the Presidential Palace, the Philippine Ambassador to Laos, Ms Belinda M. Ante, represented the diplomatic corps in delivering a speech to extend best wishes to Lao leaders and people on the occasion of National Day, which occurred on Monday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Ministry issues regulation for village financial administration
The Ministry of Finance has ruled that village authorities have no right to impose their budget plans independently as they are part of the state administration and subject to implementing the budget law.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt congratulates business sponsors for Viengxay anniversary celebration
The government last week presented congratulatory certificates to business sponsors after the successful national celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the Viengxay liberation forces’ command centre in Huaphan province last year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


Feature photo Lonely Tours

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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