Lao morning news for July 10

Lao morning news for July 10
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Lao PDR morning newsOfficials Trained On Food Security
Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs funded a three-week training course on “Building Food Security” for 14 Lao government officials from Jul 1-5.

E-visa Launched Allowing Foreigners Apply For Lao Visas Online
Lao e-visa, a system that allows foreigners to apply for visas to the Lao PDR online, was launched on Jul 9 at the Wattay International Airport, Vientiane Capital.

Young entrepreneurs call on Lao govt to back special fund
The Young Entrepreneurs Association of Laos (YEAL) has called on the government to set up a special fund to enable emerging businesspeople make a contribution to the economy.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Authorities reassure consumers on pork as Vientiane outbreak reported
Authorities have confirmed that all pork sold at Vientiane markets is safe to eat with regular inspections being carried out following the initial African swine fever outbreak in Saravan province last month.
— Vientiane Times

Health Minister Urges Public Participation In Anti-dengue Efforts
Minister of Health Bounkong Sihavong has urged general public members to join anti dengue efforts as the disease has claimed 27 lives in six out of 18 provinces and infected almost 12,000 people nationwide.

French Ambassador Highlights Sustainable Development In Laos
Sustainable development is a priority of the action plan of the French Embassy in the Lao PDR. That’s why French National Day is devoted to sustainable development this year, said French Ambassador to the Lao PDR Florence Jeanblanc-Risler on Jul 9, 2019 in Vientiane Capital.

Geospatial training to improve land management
Lao officials are undergoing training in geospatial information from July 9-11 to strengthen their skills in the field, supported by the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) as part of a corporate social responsibility project.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Water supply officials beef up on management skills
Government officials and JICA representatives met in Xieng Khuang province last week to discuss the work of Water Supply State Enterprises in relation to data management and customer relations.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

ANU helps secure world heritage status for jars of Laos
Mysterious jars potentially used for burial rituals in Laos have won world heritage status after years of research by archaeological scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Melbourne.
— Mirage News

Thai Nguyen helps Laos with human resources training
The Lao State has recognised significant contributions of collectives and individuals in Vietnam’s northern Thai Nguyen province to training human resources for the Lao northern provinces of Luang Prabang, Phongsaly, Luang Namtha, and Oudomxay.
— Vietnam Plus

Laos’ Xieng Khuang vows to approve investment projects within two weeks
Xieng Khuang provincial authorities have announced plans to approve all investment project proposals within two weeks without any delays.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UN ramps up message on prevention of violence against women
Village authorities will spread the word about eliminating violence against women, hoping to change attitudes and put a stop to the abuse of women and girls.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos keen to learn from Vietnam’s State apparatus experience
Lao Minister of Home Affairs Khamman Sounvileuth expressed wish to learn from Vietnam’s experience in strengthening State apparatus during a reception in Hanoi on July 9 hosted by Vietnamese Minister of Home Affairs Le Vinh Tan.
— Vietnam Plus

Asean countries, Japan partnering in training for autistic athletes
The Mekong Sub-Region and Asean countries, as well as Japan, are partnering to train the parents and teachers of potential athletes with autism to be effective trainers in adapted sports.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Chinese, Laotian parties hold eighth theory seminar
The Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) held their eighth theory seminar on Tuesday in China’s southeastern city of Xiamen.
— Xinhua

Govt awards outgoing Singapore ambassador
The government has presented Singapore Ambassador to Laos Dominic Goh with a Friendship Medal in recognition of his successful diplomatic mission which has contributed significantly to the enhancement of Laos-Singapore relations.
— Vientiane Times

Prime Minister hosts Lao Minister of Home Affairs
The Vietnamese Government supports stronger cooperation between the ministries of home affairs of Vietnam and Laos, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a reception in Hanoi on July 9 for Lao Minister of Home Affairs Khamman Sounvileuth.
— Vietnam Plus

Nam Lanh-Muong Po auxiliary border gate pair inaugurated
The Nam Lanh-Muong Po auxiliary border gates connecting the northwestern mountainous province of Son La’s Sop Cop district with Muong Son district of Laos’ Houaphanh province were inaugurated on July 9.
— Nhan Dan

Air University Press releases book on secret war in Laos
Air University Press’s latest book release is Special Air Warfare and the Secret War in Laos: Air Commandos 1964–1975 by retired Army Col. Joseph D. Celeski.

Asia: Inside the caves of Laos where wartime bombs fell, a revolution was hatched and a community survived
Wartime caves In Laos are not easy to access and their stories are not easy to forget, writes Janie Walker.
— NZ Herald

FEATURE: Hadxaikhao waterfall: a sight not to be missed
Many people were shocked to learn that there were waterfalls at the foot of the hills in the village of Kern, about 60 kilometres north of Vientiane
— ANN/ Vientiane Times


Feature photo WWF

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Asean’s endangered species, here, the saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis).


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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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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