Lao morning news for February 8

Lao morning news for February 8

Lao PDR morning newsTariff cuts have no significant impact on revenue collection
The government is still expecting the customs sector to play a key role in generating income even though Laos has eliminated import tariffs on most goods from Asean member countries.
— Vientiane Times

Public, Private Sectors Join Hands Improving Investment Climate
Representatives of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) joined in Vientiane those from the private sector to discuss recently implemented regulatory reforms for improving the ease of doing business in the Lao PDR on Thursday.

Govt commits to further reform, improved business climate
The government has committed to continued efforts in improving the nation’s business climate as it plans to diversify the economic base and secure sustainable growth.
— Vientiane Times

Hoya to build HDD glass substrate plant in Laos
Japanese optical glass maker Hoya Corp will build a huge plant in Laos to manufacture glass substrates for hard disk drives in response to growing demand from ballooning global data traffic.
— Bangkok Post

The Vientiane Village Chief Stamping Out Garbage Fires
Each and every morning, the loudspeakers in Vientiane’s Sangveuy Village, of Sisattanak District, can be heard sending out a special message from the Village Chief, Mr Oudomxay Sisomphone. His message is clear and concise: stop burning garbage, and stop littering.
— The Laotian Times

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Lao Motor Show to display latest automotive offerings
THE Vientiane Motor Show 2019 at Lao-ITECC from February 22 to March 2 will feature a wide variety of models from leading automakers ready to tempt car buyers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Farmers Like Her: Surpassing Opium Proves Personal As Coffee Grows in Northern Laos’ Huaphan Province
Bringing fresh hope and a hot coffee like a brand new day, Vanmai Coffee is a community of families in Northern Laos, growing coffee in a bid to leave behind troubles of opium, conflict, and poverty.
— The Laotian Times

Sikhottabong Festival
Sikhottabong Stupa festival is held annually during the full moon in February (Feb 19, 2019) and it is celebrated over several days.

Authorities announce bush fire prevention strategies
The government is on bush fire alert as temperatures rise and the country’s forests become drier.
— Vientiane Times


Feature photo Fishbio

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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