Lao morning news for February 19

Lao morning news for February 19
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Lao PDR morning newsPM pushes for Bruneian investment
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told ministries to be proactive in attracting investment from Brunei Darussalam after learning that companies in the oil-rich country want to do business in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Improves Trade Facilitation Framework
The Ministry of Finance in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and local companies organized a consultation workshop to provide inputs and suggestions on Draft Ministry of Finance’s Instruction on Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) and Draft MOF Instruction on Customs Brokers.

Thailand, Laos hold talk on cooperation in immigration
Thailand’s and Laos’ immigration units held talk in Udon Thani province on security measures and cooperation in immigration affairs.

Laos, Brunei Enhance Cooperation
Prime Minister Mr Thongloun Sisoulith and His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam have highly valued the friendly relations and cooperation between Laos and Brunei Darussalam.

Vietnam, Laos boost partnership in energy development
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung highlighted the crucial role of energy cooperation with Laos during a reception in Hanoi on February 18 for Lao Minister of Energy and Mines Khammany Inthirath.
— Vietnam Plus

Pakngum residents raise issues with NA, Vientiane People’s Council
Residents of Sangsai village in Pakngum district, Vientiane, have raised the chronic problems they face with representatives of the National Assembly (NA) and Vientiane People’s Council.
— Vientiane Times

Six Government Officers Join A Study Tour To Japan
Six government officers departed from Vientiane on Feb 11 for Japan to participate in the “Exchange for Improvement of Atmospheric Environment by Mekong-5 Countries and Japan”, or a programme conducted under the framework of JENESYS 2018, which is supported by the Japanese government.

Thailand urged to help Laos improve regional connectivity
A senior UN official in charge of helping landlocked nations tackle their development challenges has urged Thailand to play a greater role in helping Laos achieve regional transport connectivity.
— Vientiane Times

WeloveU Foundation Helps Renovate Xepon Ethnic Secondary School
Feb 12 witnessed the handover of the newly renovated Xepon Ethnic Secondary School from the International WeloveU Foundation to the management of the school in Xepon district, Savannakhet Province.

Two new Savannakhet bridges heading for May handover
The new Xekoumkam and Xethamuak bridges along National Road No. 9 in Savannakhet province are approaching 80 percent completion with the official in charge expecting to hand over the projects in May.
— Vientiane Times

Mabel Beauty Centre and SPA opens in Vientiane
February 17 witnessed the inauguration of the Mabel Beauty Centre and SPA at Donpamay village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane Capital.


Feature photo John Pavelka


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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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