Lao morning news for February 18

Lao morning news for February 18

Lao PDR morning newsPrivate education institutes to resume bachelor degree courses
Education authorities have given approval for some private colleges to raise their status to private education institutes so they can recommence bachelor and higher level courses.
— Vientiane Times

Compensation talks begin for Lao dam disaster victims
LAO AUTHORITIES say negotiations have begun over compensation for the victims of last summer’s Xe Pian-Xe Nam Noy Dam collapse, but environmental activists and rights campaigners want the dam’s backers to do more than just pay out money – they should help restore their livelihoods, too.
— The Nation (very annoying popup)

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

UN calls for economic help for Laos
As a transit country, Thailand should play a significant role in helping the neighbouring landlocked country of Laos improve their economic growth to achieve the goals of the 10-year-Vienna Programme of the 10-year-Vienna Programme of Action (VPoA) for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014-2024, according to the programme’s chief.
— Bangkok Post

Vientiane Haft Marathon 2019 Scheduled For March 3
The 4th annual Vientiane International Half Marathon will be held on Mar 3, 2019, a press conference held in Vientiane was told on Feb 14.

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Laos, China ink US$4.5 million deal on cooperation projects
The Lao and Chinese governments have signed a funding agreement designed to finance a range of projects under the Mekong-Lancang cooperation framework.
— Vientiane Times

His Majesty receives in audience Lao Prime Minister
HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday received in audience Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) Prime Minister Dr Thongloun Sisoulith in an audience ceremony held at Cheradi Laila Kenchana of Istana Nurul Iman.
— Borneo Bulletin

Lao, Vietnamese teams top int’l dragon boat race in Hanoi
The Lao men’s team and the women’s team from Vietnam’s central Quang Tri province finished first at the two-day international dragon boat race which concluded here on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Brunei keen to broaden cooperation with Lao PDR
BRUNEI Darussalam is keen to explore different avenues of mutual cooperation while it continues to deepen its bilateral relationship with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam said in a titah last night.
— Borneo Bulletin

Laos seeks to become electricity transmitter
LAOS is developing a strategic plan to become the network centre for a regional electricity transmission system by 2025.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Round Table retreat reviews implementation of 2018 recommendations
The government and development partners met in Vientiane on Friday to discuss translation of the key recommendations of the 2018 Round Table Meeting into concrete follow-up actions.
— Vientiane Times

Quang Tri: Lao man arrested for smuggling 94,000 meth pills
Border guards in the central province of Quang Tri, in coordination with the security force of Savannakhet province of Laos, have arrested a Lao man for smuggling 94,000 meth pills.
— Vietnam Plus

U.S. Charity Supports Socially Responsible Dairy Business In Luang Prabang
Representatives from the U.S. charitable organization Spirit of America and the U.S. Embassy officially handed over more than US$10,000 in equipment and support to the Laos Buffalo Dairy in Luang Prabang on Feb 14, 2019.

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 Times


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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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