Lao morning news for July 18

Lao morning news for July 18
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Lao PDR morning newsSevere form of dengue strikes as cases continue to mount
Laos is facing an outbreak of the most virulent form of the dengue virus this rainy season.
— Vientiane Times

After Relocating for Dam Construction Project, 1,400 Lao Villagers Face Difficulties
Around 1,400 people in Laos are finding it difficult to support themselves three months after relocating for a local dam construction project.

World Bank: Malnutrition costs 2.4 percent of Lao GDP annually
High levels of childhood malnutrition present a staggering, yet avoidable, loss of human and economic potential for Laos, according to the World Bank.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos recommits to bolstering rehabilitation services
Laos will continue to work with development partners and other countries to strengthen services and investment in rehabilitation, according to a leading health official.
— Vientiane Times

Laos seeks South Korea support for regional connectivity projects
Sharing borders with five Asean member states, Laos is seeking to facilitate the connectivity of infrastructure across the region by strengthening cooperation with South Korea.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam, Laos hold fourth political consultation in Vientiane
Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung and his Lao counterpart Khamphau Onthavanh co-chaired the fourth political consultation between the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Vientiane on July 16.
— Vietnam Plus

Vietnam, Laos foster cooperation in deposit insurance
The Deposit Insurance of Vietnam (DIV) and the Depositor Protection Fund of Laos (DPF) have held talks to review their cooperation last year and exchange ideas for the future partnership.
— Vietnam Plus

Xayaboury dam on track to start commercial operation at year’s end
The Xayaboury hydropower plant yesterday began a trial operation of its fifth generator, setting the first run-of-river dam in the lower Mekong basin on track to begin commercial operation at the end of this year.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Expects Rising Demand for Elevators and Escalators
Japanese electronics giant Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has set up a new subsidiary in Laos amid growing demand in the country for elevators and escalators.
— The Laotian Times

Training session bolsters expertise in food processing
The Lao government and China National Research Institute of Food & Fermentation Industry conducted a training workshop in Vientiane on Monday to strengthen skills in the local processing of agricultural products.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Media tour China’s military world games venues
Journalists from numerous countries including Laos took part in the Worldwide Media Focus on the 7th International Military Sports Council (CISM) Military World Games in Wuhan, China recently.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Motorists to pay more for petrol following latest price hikes
Petrol stations across Laos today increased the retail price of petrol and diesel following changes in global oil prices.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

FM Receives R. Korea’s Deputy Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith on Jul 16 received a courtesy call from the Republic of Korea’s Deputy Minister for Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yoon Soon-gu who is on a working visit to the Lao PDR (Jul 15-17).

PICTURES: Donated Edenderry GAA jerseys delivered to children in Laos
Edenderry GAA has spread the goodwill within the club by donating jerseys to young children in Laos – that’s the country, not our neighbours in Laois.
— Offaly Express


Feature photo Lonely Tours

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Asalha Puja, July 16.


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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