Lao morning news for February 15

Lao morning news for February 15

Lao PDR morning newsE-Commerce Benefits Require Access, Digital Connectivity At Right Cost in Laos
Technology, e-Commerce, and connectivity mean the potential for exporting goods and services from Laos has never been greater, yet obstacles remain to fully comprehend and grab some of the many opportunities on offer, according to research released by the multilateral financier, the World Bank.
— The Laotian Times

Lao State Workers Go Without Salaries, Even After PM’s Directive to Pay Them Monthly
State employees in many provinces of Laos have not received their January salaries in violation of a recent government mandate that the workers be paid on the 25th of every month, indicating that the directive may be a toothless effort to resolve a longstanding problem of lack of regional funds to pay workers on time.
— Radio Free Asia

Laos moves to streamline apparatus of state agencies
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has asked the country’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) to take prompt action to streamline the apparatus of state organisations so as to improve the performance of officials and public employees.
— Vietnam Plus

Long-suffering residents call for completion of road works
People living alongside a 9.4-km road that is in the process of being upgraded have taken to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the perpetual clouds of dust that engulf them while the road remains unsurfaced.
— Vientiane Times

Asian organized crime doubles down on casinos
When a major government designates a business as a front for organized crime, the accused normally go into hiding and tell their lawyers to get ready.

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Laotian government told to prioritise tourism to drive economic growth | #AsiaNewsNetwork
Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara made the recommendation at an official ceremony held at the National Culture Hall on Monday to close Visit Laos Year 2018.
— Eleven Myanmar

Lao Telecom To Invest US$ 17.8 Million This Year
Lao Telecom will invest US$17.8 million this year to expand mobile broadband and fixed broadband networks to better serve internet demand in the country.

Market to decide 5G service in Laos: telecom official
The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications will rely on market mechanisms to decide whether the country will launch a 5G service, according to a ministry official.
— Vientiane Time

Laos seeks to become regional hub for electricity transmission by 2025
Laos is developing a strategic plan to become the network center for a regional electricity transmission system by 2025.
— China Org

Champassak tempting tourists for Visit Laos-China Year
Champassak is focusing on distinctive festivities and various initiatives in a bid to lure more tourists to the southern province during Visit Laos-China Year 2019.
— Vientiane Times

Lao PM to visit Brunei to enhance ties
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will lead government officials on an official visit to Brunei on Saturday and Sunday, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Thursday.
— Xinhua


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of Women and Girls in Science February, 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).

Lao morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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