Lao morning news for June 28

Lao morning news for June 28

Lao PDR morning newsTwo Years Later, 60 Families in Laos Still Waiting for Compensation for Dam Collapse
Sixty families in Laos who were affected by the collapse of a small hydroelectric dam two years ago may finally learn when they can expect cash compensation now that a central-government-backed investigation into the damages is complete.

Foreign firms eye bigger markets in Laos
Companies from Asia, Asean states and Europe are eyeing markets for their products in Laos, which is witnessing strong demand.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Australia Announces Additional Funding For UXO Clearance In Attapeu
The Government of Australia has increased its contribution to UXO clearance operations in the areas flooded last year in Attapeu in order to ensure the safety of resettled communities dislocated by the floods.

Govt agrees to lower electricity rates to promote productivity
The government has agreed to lower the cost of electricity in a move to create more incentives for boosting investment and productivity while improving the livelihoods of low-income earners.
— Vientiane Times

Philippines bans Laos pork imports due to African swine fever
The Department of Agriculture’s temporary import ban on pork goods from Laos will immediately take effect
— Rappler

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New Confucius Institute to elevate Laos-China understanding
The links between Laos and China are expected to grow even stronger with the handover of the new Confucius Institute at the National University of Laos (NUOL) in the capital on Wednesday.
— Vientiane Times

Laos govt to focus on funding existing development projects
The government has announced that new State investment projects planned for this year will be postponed until 2020.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Youth Union, local firm boost young people’s career prospects
Youth Union, local firm boost young people’s career prospectsLao Youth Union and Ratch Lao Services Company Limited are continuing cooperation in career development for young people with the firm providing more than 84 million kip (300,000 Thai baht) for the Lao Youth Sustainable Growth Project.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

New Road Connects Thai Border to Luang Prabang, Reduces Travel Time
A new road connecting the Thai border at Nan Province with Luang Prabang Province in Laos has officially opened, cutting the travel time for visitors.
— The Laotian Times

Laos PM calls for joint effort to combat drugs problem
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for the continued participation of all sectors to combat drug trafficking.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Laos, Mekong-Lancang countries discuss ICT cooperation development
Delegations from Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and China are meeting in Vientiane to share their current ICT development and discuss the technology and digital landscape, with the aim of strengthening cooperation in these fields.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vice President Receives Outgoing Ireland Ambassador
Vice President Phankham Viphavanh received on Jun 27 a courtesy call from outgoing Ireland ambassador to the Lao PDR Cait Moran as the latter has completed her diplomatic tenure in the Lao PDR.

Ministry, partners tackle digital disaster early warning system
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in cooperation with its partners discussed the development of an E-Government platform to support an E-Disaster system in the capital yesterday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt warns it will scrap inactive land concession projects
The government has warned that it will revoke the licences of investors whose land concession projects have not made any development or progress.
— Vientiane Times

Fifteen percent of Xekong road upgraded
Xekong authorities are continuing to upgrade the 10.3- km road in the provincial capital and the project is now over 15 percent complete.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Construction of Elephant Conservation Center in Laos Held Up Over Land Dispute
The construction of an elephant conservation and breeding center in Laos has been delayed due to an ongoing land dispute with villagers living on the proposed site.


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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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