Lao morning news for January 16

Lao morning news for January 16

Lao PDR morning news

Laos, Chinese firm cooperating in clean agriculture
Lao government is cooperating with a Chinese firm on a clean agriculture development project aimed to expand trade opportunities between the two countries, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Mega First’s Laos turbine likely to be installed in March
Maintain outperform with an unchanged target price of RM4.74 per share: We recently had a meeting with Mega First Corp Bhd’s management and came away with some positive developments.
— The Edge Markets

Lao Wood Furniture Fair 2019 Launched
The 5th Lao Wood Furniture Fair was opened on Jan 14 to promote local manufacturers of timber, bamboo and rattan furniture, and handicraft products.

Lao police seize huge haul of drugs
The Lao drug control and supervision police have seized a huge shipment of drugs in northern Laos.
— Xinhua

Laos to host 2024 ASEAN School Games
Laos will have the opportunity to host the 16th ASEAN School Games for the very first time in its capital Vientiane in 2024, Lao sports authorities said.
— Goachronicle

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Hmong Exiles Reach End of Road in Suit Against Laos
The Ninth Circuit on Monday tossed a Hmong woman’s proposed class action accusing Laos and several of its highest-ranking government officials of trying to exterminate Hmong people who fought in the Vietnam War as part of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s “secret army.”
— Courthouse News

Lao lottery vendor stabbed to death on Loei riverbank
A Lao lottery vendor was stabbed to death on a riverbank in Loei’s Dan Sai district on Monday afternoon, say police.
— The Nation (annoying popup)

Nongbone Secondary School Granted Support For Japanese Language Learning
The Japanese government has provided grant assistance worth USD 89,195 for “the Project for Improvement of Japanese language Center” at the Nongbone Secondary School in Vientiane Capital through its Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Projects.

NA Vice Chairwoman receives Lao news agency delegation
National Assembly Permanent Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong hosted a reception for a visiting delegation from the Laos news agency Khaosan Pathet Lao (KPL) led by its General Director Sounthone Khanthavong in Hanoi on January 15.
— Nhan Dan

Vietnam News Agency receives Lao noble orders
The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) held a grand ceremony at its headquarters in Hanoi on January 15 to receive noble orders granted by the State of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
— VietnamPlus

Christians in Laos detained for holding “illegal” church service
Seven Christians spent five days behind bars after police raided a Christmas church service in Laos on 29 December 2018.
— barnabasfund

DVV International Donates Educational Equipment To Department Of Non-formal Education
DVV International has presented 5,470 books and other educational equipment worth 180 million kip to the Department of Non-formal Education, Ministry of Education and Sports.

Authentic, Natural, Charming, Chill As Bloggers, New Media Explore Unpretentious, Indelible Mekong Moments in Southern Laos
Like a rustic riverboat floating down the river around the bend into sight, the boatman and passengers sardonic smile a nod of recognition before continuing on its way, this part of multiethnic and deeply cultural Laos is at once revealing and elusive, genuine and intriguing, practical, straightforward and beguiling.
— Laotian Times


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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