Lao morning news for June 19

Lao morning news for June 19
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Lao PDR morning newsGovt struggles to address budget deficit
The government has projected that the country’s budget deficit for the first six months of this year could increase to as much as 1.16 trillion kip, intensifying budgetary tension against the backdrop of continuing revenue shortfalls.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Front, UNICEF join hands to improve vulnerable children’s situation in Attapeu
A workshop to discuss children-related issues was organized on June 17 in Samakkhysay district of Attapeu province, co-chaired by Associate Professor Dr. SomOck Kingsada, Vice President of the Lao Front for National Development (LFND) and Mr Sisavanh Sengphaiboun, President of Attapeu LFND.

Asean, China bolster police training against cross-border crime
Laos joined China, other Asean, and neighbouring countries to discuss mutual support in developing police academies and training institutes to prevent transnational crime and boost law enforcement capacity building.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao govt, companies sign agreement for developing hydro-power plant
The Lao government and two firms have signed an agreement for developing Xebangfai 1 (Keng Keo) hydro-power project.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

KBank’s Lao unit helps finance Bangkok Chain group for construction of hospital in Vientiane
As part of its continual support for investment in Laos, Kasikornthai Bank Ltd, Lao PDR, has offered a financial facility to Bangkok Chain Hospital (BCH), a listed Thai company, for the construction of the 254-bed Kasemrad International Hospital Vientiane, which is scheduled to be operational in 2021.
— The Nation

Lao, South Korean business communities target investment in renewables
The business communities of Laos and South Korea are keen to jointly promote the development of renewable energy in Laos.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Commerce ministry resolves trading rights issue
Foreign enterprises that export goods to the Lao market will no longer need a domestic business licence as the Commerce Ministry has resolved this contentious issue.
— Vientiane Times

Lao science, tech to benefit from Asia conference
Local science, technology, and innovation are set to benefit after the nation attended the Asia Technology Transfer Matchmaking Conference in Kunming, China, from June 13-14.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Organic farmers meet buyers in Laos but need more opportunities
The Vientiane organic farmers group still needs more market opportunities to expand the business operations of its members so they can become sustainable.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

International Day of Yoga celebrated in Vientiane
The Indian Embassy in Laos hosted the International Day of Yoga celebrations in Vientiane on Saturday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


Feature photo UNDP Lao

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges United Nations Public Service Day, June, 23.


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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