Lao morning news for February 7

Lao morning news for February 7
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Lao PDR morning newsFrance to help protect Laos’ cultural heritage
A French aid organisation has expressed its intention to help the Lao government protect heritage sites and infrastructure in Savannakhet and Champassak provinces.
— Vientiane Times

Rights Groups Urge Laos to Include The Poor in Decision-Making, Ahead of UN Expert’s Visit
The government of Laos must ensure that people living in poverty are able to take part in key decision-making processes that affect their lives, rights groups said Wednesday, ahead of a fact-finding mission to the Southeast Asian nation by a United Nations expert.
— Radio Free Asia

Lao Airlines expects significant rise in Chinese bookings
Lao Airlines staff believe the number of Chinese customers could surge to 241,500 this year, an increase of about 42 per cent compared to last year when Chinese nationals made 170,500 flight reservations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Journey From Resource Exploitation To Knowledge Economy A Long, Necessary Road in Laos
It is a question many if not all of us will remember parents or elders asking when were kids.
— Laotian Times

Single window customs system to facilitate import-export
The government will introduce a single window customs system in the coming weeks to facilitate import and export procedures, which it is envisaged will help to improve the overall business environment.
— Vientiane Times

Hongsa Farmers Trained On Melon Processing
Farmers in Hongsa district, Xaaboury Province have attended a training course to learn how to process fruits.

US funds education about UXO dangers
More than 523,000 children in primary schools across the country are set to benefit from the ‘Comprehensive Mine Risk Education in Laos’ project funded by the United States’ Department of State.
— Vientiane Times

Laos’ Online Connectivity Lagging Behind Peers As World Bank Research Reveals Extent
“Digital connectivity—access to affordable and reliable internet services—has become a key driver of economic and social development.”
— Laotian Times


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges Chinese New Year, 2019.


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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