Lao morning news for February 27

Lao morning news for February 27

Lao PDR morning newsLower Mother Mortality Rate Recorded Last Year
Last year witnessed a reduction in mother mortality rate to 129 from 151 recorded in 2017, according to a report of the Ministry of Health.

Laos, Vietnam target 15% increase in trade
The Lao and Vietnamese governments will try to bolster two-way trade by at least 15 per cent this year as part of efforts to expand cooperation between the two countries.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Feature: China-Laos railway project makes dreams come true for local workers
The China-Laos railway is gradually revealing its first signs of true glory, as the bridge and roadbed are taking shape and vehicles loaded with equipment are continuously entering and exiting the tunnel.
— Xinhua

FEATURE: Waste management remains a challenge for Lao hospitals
Waste management in hospitals remains a challenge because most health facilities in Laos do not have waste disposal systems that are comply with international hygiene standards.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Oudomxay rolls out welcome mat for tourists
Oudomxay provincial authorities are accelerating infrastructure developments to make the province a more viable tourism destination through improved access.
— Vientiane Times

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Open more organic markets to meet consumer demand, Lao producers advised
Even though organic farming is on the rise, growers are still struggling to meet demand due to problems in customers accessing local markets.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Lao businesses tackle challenges in switch to digital operations
Lao business operators have been learning the latest technology to upgrade their ‘business 4.0’ skills at a recent seminar in Vientiane to ensure they can reach customers effectively.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Top leader’s visits to Laos, Cambodia – important external activities
The visits to Laos and Cambodia by Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong are important external activities which have profound meaning in the relationship between Vietnam and the neighbouring countries, said head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan.
— Nhan Dan Online

Health sector check-up reveals good progress
Ministry of Health officials from around the country met for their annual meeting in Vientiane yesterday to review progress in the sector and discuss plans for 2019.
— Vientiane Times

Lao media highlights Vietnamese top leader’s visit
Lao news outlets have devoted their front pages to articles praising the success and outcomes of the official friendship visit to Laos by Party General Secretary and President of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong from February 24-25.
— Vietnam Plus

New MG Models Unveiled
MG authorized dealer Vientiane Motor Marketing has unveiled at the Vientiane International Motor Expo 2019 four new MG models in Vientiane Capital.

OPINION: Laos needs regional cooperation to realise its land-bridge dream
A UN official in charge of helping landlocked nations around the world to fulfil their development potential has asked Thailand to play a greater role in assisting Laos to become a regional land link.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Laos reinforces support for convention on aircraft financing
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport is continuing to work with its partner, the US Embassy to Laos, to discuss best practices for strengthening the business environment in relation to aircraft ownership and financing under the Cape Town Convention.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

State agencies urged to comply with procurement law
State agencies that intend to spend more than 5 million kip of state funds must put project contracts up for bid, according to the Ministry of Finance.
— The Vientiane Post

Pay Road Tax 2019 Or Face A Big Fine
Large fines meted out by authorities on slow paying vehicle owners are forcing more to pay their road tax on time and helping to fill the government’s coffers, according to a Taxation Department official.
— J&C/ Vientiane Times

Visit Laos-China Year Kicks Off
The Visit Laos-China Year 2019 was launched on Jan 25, 2019 in Vientiane, the capital.

Transportation Proposals
Total Proposed Spending of $23.5 Billion. The Governor’s budget provides a total of $23.5 billion from all fund sources for the state’s transportation departments and programs in 2019‑20.
— Lao

Champasak – The Best Place Attracting Tourists for Laos Tourism in 2019
Champasak is focusing on distinctive festivities and various in a bid to lure more tourists to the southern province during Laos vacation 2019.
— GoLaos Tours

Cambodia’s Meal Temple acquires Laos food delivery platform MyDelivery
Cambodia-based on-demand food delivery and logistics firm Meal Temple Group has acquired Laos-based MyDelivery, a unit of fintech firm Kiwi Group, according to an official release.
— Deal Street Asia

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Khamphay Sana Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary
A leading construction corporate Khamphay Sana Group on Feb 22 celebrated its 20th anniversary at its new 11-floor headquarters in Thongsangnang, Chanthaboury district, Vientiane Capital.

Kaya FC in away AFC Cup match in Vientiane, Laos
REIGNING Copa Paulino Alcantara champion Kaya FC-Iloilo gets its 2019 AFC Cup campaign rolling today, taking on Lao Toyota FC in opening Group H action at the New Laos National Stadium in Vientiane.
— BusinessWorld Online


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges Zero Discrimination Day, March 1.


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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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