Lao morning news for July 30

Lao morning news for July 30

Lao PDR morning newsTwo Lao Teens Rescued From Forced Marriages in China Amid Anti-Trafficking Drive
Two teenage Lao girls trafficked to China in March to be wed to Chinese men returned home last week, an anti-human trafficking police officer in northwestern Laos’ Oudomxay province said, amid increased efforts by authorities in the impoverished Southeast Asian nation to curb the crime.

South Korea to Help Laos Improve Waste Management
South Korea will provide a grant of USD 6.78 million to Laos to support the country’s project to develop a green city and improve access to waste management and treatment services.
— The Laotian Times

Work on Mekong railway bridge running ahead of schedule
Construction of a bridge across the Mekong River in Luang Prabang which will carry the Laos-China railway is running ahead of schedule, according to Chinese construction companies.
— Vientiane Times

International World Day Against Trafficking In Persons Marked
Over 200 government officials and representatives of international organizations turned out on Chao Fa Ngum Avenue in Vientiane Capital on Saturday, Jul 27, to join a walk celebrating International World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

Defense Policy Exchange Spotlights Vietnam-Laos Military Cooperation
A recent interaction spotlighted ongoing efforts by the two sides to make advances in their security collaboration.
— The Diplomat (paywall)

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Farmers stand to lose millions of kip from caterpillar infestation
Sweetcorn farmer Mr Sengchanh Vilaylak has incurred losses to the tune of more than 20 million kip this year after his crop was severely impacted by the current epidemic of fall armyworms in Xayaboury province.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Lao SMEs seek ways to penetrate foreign markets
More Lao businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), are set to benefit from attending trade fairs in foreign countries in the near future.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Vietnamese Men Arrested Smuggling Tiger Carcasses from Laos
Three Vietnamese men have been detained for trafficking seven frozen tiger carcasses from Laos.
— The Laotian Times

Chinese programme tops the list among students registering for university entrance exams
Chinese is proving to be the most popular subject among students registering online to take the entrance exams for bachelor degree programmes at the National University of Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

IT security advice centre to advance the digital age in Laos
Laos will soon have an IT security advice centre which will provide information about modern digital systems, their administration and transparency.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Issuing duplicate land titles will incur harsh penalties: authorities
Vientiane authorities have warned that officials who knowingly issue duplicate land titles will face strong disciplinary action, with land disputes continuing to persist.
— Vientiane Times

Authorities eye improved farmland management through crop mapping
The Department of Agricultural Land Management, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is hosting advanced geographic information system (GIS) training to monitor the evolution of cropland systems in the country.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Oudomxay raises the bar for economic development
Oudomxay province will try to achieve an annual economic growth rate of 7.7 percent, building on the growth rate of 6.8 percent over the first six months of this year, which is higher than the national average.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Visit Laos-China Year bringing in more tourists
The Visit Laos-China Year 2019 tourism promotion has proved successful in driving up visitor numbers, according to tourism officials.
— Vientiane Times

Laos initiates reform of public investment management
Government officials gathered with representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japanese Embassy to Laos in Vientiane on Friday to discuss improvements in the field of public investment management (PIM).
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Regional Francophone students gather in Luang Prabang for lessons in tourism
Some 14 young French speakers from Cambodia, Republic of Korea, Laos and Vietnam have been attending a summer school for Francophone students in Luang Prabang, under the theme “Francophone tourism jobs project”.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Hanoi’s youths launch volunteer activities in Laos
Hanoi’s young people on July 29 headed towards the Lao capital city of Vientiane for an annual volunteer programme.
— Vietnam Plus

Receding rivers leave villagers unfazed
There have been many reports about the alarmingly low level of the Mekong this rainy season, both in Laos and in neighbouring countries, but other rivers are also shrinking.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Police Arrests Three Nigerians with 20 kg of Illegal Drugs from Laos
Cambodian police arrested three Nigerian drug traffickers in Phnom Penh’s Mean Chey district on Sunday.
— Fresh News Asia

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LAOS: Promoting partnership of small holder rice producer group and a rice company
Farmers in Tholakhom district, Vientiane province, have had rich experience on lowland rice farming practices for ages.

World Hepatitis Day 2019 Highlights “Investing In Eliminating Hepatitis”
In Laos in 2015, over 8,000 people died because of this kind of long term Hepatitis virus infection.

Thailand Shopping & Dining Paradise 2019 Planned To Boost Shopping During Green Season
The Tourism Authority of Thailand and Udon Thani province will hold a Thailand Shopping & Dining Paradise 2019 exhibition to attract domestic and foreign visitors, especially those from Laos.

Children’s Home Foundation Launched
The Children’s Home Foundation (CHHF) was launched in Vientiane last Friday, July 26 to promote child education and culture.


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on  World Day against Trafficking in Persons, July 30.


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).


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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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