Lao morning news for July 3

Lao morning news for July 3
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Lao PDR morning newsConcerns nation may not achieve five-year economic plan
A lower economic growth rate has sparked concerns that Laos may not meet the average targeted rate of 7.2 percent as part of the country’s five-year economic development plan for 2016-2020.
— Vientiane Times

Forecasters warn of heavy rains
Weather forecasters are warning of strong wind gusts and heavy rain across the different regions of Laos during July 2-5
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt prioritises examination of dam standards, safety
The inspection of hydropower projects is at the top of the agenda for the Lao government to ensure the safety of all dams, a senior official has confirmed.
— Vientiane Times

National Road 11 construction officially kicks off
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has agreed with Thai and Lao consultants and contractors to begin construction of National Road No. 11, which will link Vientiane via Xayaboury province to northern Thailand.
— Vientiane Times

NEDA sets up mountain area tap water for Lao villagers, honoring HM King
The Neighboring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA) has set up a tap water system for Laoian villagers living at border areas, as part of assistance packages given to the neighboring country.
— NBT World

Lao Government Begins Plan to Inspect 55 Dams One Year After PNPC Disaster
The Lao government is embarking on an plan to inspect all 55 dams in the country nearly one year after the collapse of a saddle dam that caused a disaster described as Laos’ worst flooding in decades.

CP All negotiates for 7-Eleven stores in Cambodia and Laos
Thailand’s largest convenience-store operator CP All Plc released a report to the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) on Monday on its negotiations for a Master Franchise agreement in relation to the establishment and operation of 7-Eleven stores in Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Philippines bans pig imports from Laos due to swine fever: WTO
The Philippines has banned imports of pigs and pig products from Laos due to an African swine fever outbreak, it said in a filing published by the World Trade Organization on Tuesday (Jul 2).

Govt, international organisations discuss ICT policy development
Government officials and international organisations are meeting in Vientiane to discuss and share their experiences on ICT for policy development with the aim to further innovate ICT in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Norway continues to back Laos in development
Norway will continue to assist Laos in unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance projects, and other sectors of socio-economic development.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Anti-human trafficking efforts highlighted in southern provinces
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has organised a meeting in Attapeu province to assist southern authorities in the protection of vulnerable people against human trafficking.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao media personnel gain skills in mojo for radio and television production
Fifty representatives of 15 media organisations of Laos are attending a training session to improve and develop their skills in mobile journalism or mojo for radio and television production.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Miss World Laos 2019 Announces Application Opportunities
The Modeling Agency, the copyright holder of Miss World Laos, hosted a press conference on Miss World Laos 2019 on Jun 28.

Belt and Road Economic Information Partnership established in Beijing
The Belt and Road Economic Information Partnership (BREIP) co-founded by more than 30 institutions around the world was established in Beijing on Thursday 27 Jun.

Lao Airlines granted IOSA global safety standard
National flag carrier Lao Airlines is set to strengthen cooperation with international bodies in charge of airline safety in a bid to further improve its services in the aviation industry.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Lao Front, Phongsavanh Group, farmers jointly produce high quality fruits for export
The project includes the construction of a basin to store water for agricultural purposes and an artesian well, and installation of electric lines.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times


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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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