Lao morning news for January 3

Lao morning news for January 3
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos to complete 12 hydropower dam projects in 2019
The Lao Government will strive to complete 12 hydropower dam projects in 2019 with a total capacity of 1,950MW, reported local media.
— VietnamPlus

More Than 200 Lives Killed In Road Accidents in Vientiane
Some 238 people’s lives have been claimed in road accident during the celebration of New Year 2019 in Vientiane. Yet the death toll represents a decrease of 5 per cent as compared to last year.

The government is urging anti-money laundering
The National Committee Against Money Laundering and Funding for Terrorism held its second Annual General Meeting 2018 on December 27 at the Bank of the Lao PDR Hall, honoring the presidency of Mr. Somdy Duangdee, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, President of KT.
— Pasaxon

What’s in the New Russian Battle Tanks Deal for Laos?
Though details remain unclear about a recent delivery of military equipment, it has spotlighted the defense ties between both sides.
— The Diplomat

The Ministry of Labor is working on a visit to Ben Tre and Kengtung
Mr. Le Van Tieng, Director of the Central Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and his wife and leaders at the provincial and district levels attended the visit to the People’s Villages at the development site of Namdong Village, Bantong District, Xayaboury Province.
— Pasaxon

Amphetamines top list of drugs seized in Vientiane in 2018
Amphetamines and heroin were the most frequently confiscated items during a police crackdown on the drug trade in the capital this year.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Christians Detained at New Year are Freed
Seven Lao Christians arrested at the weekend for conducting an “illegal” church service have been released and allowed by police to return to their homes, a Lao source said.
— Radio Free Asia

New Year begins with hopes for a brighter future
Lao people nationwide together with people around world celebrated the New Year with hopes of greater achievements in life during 2019.
— Vientiane Times

Awarded the best product and printing products in the Laos Tourism Year 2018
Association News Lao PDR ceremonies award products and print ID photos on the theme “Tourism’s 2018” held on 31 December last station national television Laos to attend the awards your light rings of the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism (Laos) Chairman Steering Committee level in Tourism Year’s 2018, your heavenly city north Dortmund drug makers Prime Minister of Laos, president of the Lao Journalists Association, invited guests, parties involved and who received the award participants.
— Pasaxon

Savannakhet disciplines dozens of officials over misconduct
Savannakhet province has disciplined more than 30 officials and many others are being investigated over various forms of misconduct and corruption, local media reported.
— Vientiane Times

The Salvation Army concluded the Central Council work and disaster
The Youth Movement of the Youth and Youth Congress of Youth organized a summit of the Central Committee for Disaster and Disaster Prevention and Control in 2018 on 28th December, honoring the presidency of Mr. Al Rusai, the Central Committee of the Secretariat of the Executive Committee of the Party, the heads of the departments, departments and relevant officials.
— Pasaxon

Media rewarded for Visit Laos Year 2018 coverage
Individual members of news outlets on Monday received awards for outstanding coverage in relation to Visit Laos Year 2018.
— Vientiane Times


Feature photo J&C Service

This week’s morning news photo focuses on the death, pain, and loss that typically occurs at this time of year on Asean roads due to drunk driving, speeding, and a failure to wear protective helmets when travelling on motorbikes.


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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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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