Lao morning news for June 25

Lao morning news for June 25

Lao PDR morning newsThai and Lao central banks ink MoU on banking supervision
The central banks of Thailand and Laos on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding on banking supervision.
— The Nation

Asean, Germany conclude cooperation project on econ development, biodiversity protection
After four years of implementation, the Asean-German Cooperation Project, “Biodiversity-based Products (BBP) as an Economic Source for the Improvement of Livelihoods and Biodiversity Protection,” celebrated its success in a recent regional project closing event in the Lao PDR ancient capital of Luang Prabang.
— Business Mirror

Kids to learn English from Penguins in Lao, Myanmar
One of the world’s longest established language schools is hoping to find fertile fields in Lao PDR with the signing of a master licensee agreement for the Pingu’s English-language teaching method.
— AEC News Today

UK provides over 36 billion kip for UXO clearance
The United Kingdom government will provide grant aid worth 36 billion kip (US$4,274,709) for clearing Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and developing capacity in the UXO sector of Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Saravan pig movements banned to prevent spread of African swine fever
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry called on Saravan authorities to closely monitor the provincial ban on pig movements in the frontline against African swine fever following confirmed outbreaks last week.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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Lao PM urges Asean to implement prioritised work
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged Asean leaders to push for the translation of the Asean priorities into practice so regional community building can be realised.
— Vientiane Times

Govt to kick off agriculture survey next month
The nation will begin carrying out an agriculture survey next month to help determine the government’s policy on agricultural and social development.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Central bank urges cooperation to create QR code payment standard in Vientiane
The Bank of the Lao PDR requires closer cooperation with relevant sectors to create a national QR code standard for banks and financial institutions to further enable the convenient payment service.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

New training facility to enhance Vangvieng tourism
A new tourism and hospitality practical training facility will soon run upgraded vocational education programmes in the popular visitor destination.
— Vientiane Times

Laos tackles undocumented foreign biz
The Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce is on a mission to address the number of foreign-owned businesses which have opened their doors without the proper operating permit.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Laos, Vietnam relations climb to new heights
Political relations between Laos and Vietnam have soared to new heights, while the two parties and governments have persistently encouraged bilateral and economic cooperation.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam pledge to promote people’s livelihood in Development Triangle Area
Prime Minister Hun Sen, Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pledged to improve livelihood of people living in the Development Triangle Area.
— Khmer Times

New mother and child centre opens in Phongsaly
A new mother and child centre recently opened in Phongsaly to serve local communities following cooperation between provincial authorities and a Korea foundation.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

NA urges govt to enhance disaster management efforts
The National Assembly has called on the government to enhance efforts to better assist victims of natural disasters and to minimise loss of life and property in such incidents.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane authorities need to find solution to problem of collecting road tax
The collection of road fees to generate revenues for the government continues to be a problem for authorities.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Every Stunted Child Deprived In Three Or More Areas Of Well-Being
The report “Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis on Stunting among children under 5 years, Lao PDR” released on Jun 20 indicates that at both national and provincial levels, every stunted child in the Lao PDR is also deprived in three or more areas of well-being, emphasizing the high correlation between stunting and multidimensional poverty in the country and suggesting that reducing stunting can be only achieved with the reduction of multidimensional poverty.

Burned House on the Mend with THPC Help
A family at Keosenkham village, in Bolikhamxay’s Khamkeut district, is able to start rebuilding its house following a fire that took their home away in May.


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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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