Lao morning news for June 3

Lao morning news for June 3
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Lao PDR morning newsRMB cash transfer in China-Laos economic cooperation zone exceeds 100 mln yuan
Cross-border renminbi (RMB) cash transfer has exceed 100 million yuan (14.5 million U.S. dollars) in the Mohan-Boten Economic Cooperation Zone between China and Laos, through a specially built road tunnel.
— Xinhuanet

Laos can ‘manage’ debt to China, PM insists
Laos borrows from China and other countries only for projects that are both necessary and economically viable, the country’s prime minister said on Friday, pushing back against international warnings about his government’s debt to Asia’s emerging superpower.
— Nikkei Asia Review (paywall)

Last beam of longest bridge along China-Laos railway erected
The last T-shaped beam was laid between two piers of the Nam Khone super major bridge, the longest bridge along the China-Laos railway, on Saturday in Lao capital Vientiane, marking the completion of the beam erection stage of the bridge construction.
— Global Times

Laos Builds On Green Growth Foundations With World Bank Support
The Lao PDR will benefit from reforms to strengthen fiscal sustainability and financial stability and incorporate green growth principles into development planning with support from the World Bank.

Vietnam, Laos resolved to create breakthrough in trade
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith vowed to work for a breakthrough in bilateral trade during their meeting in Hanoi on June 1.
— Nhan Dan Online

Laos, Cambodia assemblies cement cooperation
The legislative bodies of Laos and Cambodia should continue to encourage their respective governments to address border issues to allow the completion of border marker installation.
— Vientiane Times

Laos capital welcomes China Tourism and Culture Week
The China Tourism and Culture Week, one of the important activities of the Visit Laos-China Year 2019, was inaugurated in Lao capital Vientiane on Friday.
— eTN

Laos, China share experiences in tourism
Tourism representatives from Laos and China met in Vientiane last week to share their experiences of tourism services as part of exchanges to strengthen cooperation in the field.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Arbour Day bolsters government’s reforestation drive
Party and state leaders and members of the public planted thousands of saplings on National Arbour Day on Saturday, giving a huge boost to the government’s effort to increase forest cover to 70 percent by 2020.
— Vientiane Times

PM emphasises rule-based world order at int’l conference
Upholding and strengthening existing international rules is the best way to overcome today’s challenges, while seeking a new world order can be an option in addressing emerging issues, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told an international conference in Japan on Friday.
— Vientiane Times

Home affairs ministry to play role in building administrators
The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a notice that defines the roles that the various state organisations should play in building the capacity of civil servants to better perform their duties.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao single customs window driving vehicle import management
Vehicle import and export documents must now be declared using the Lao National Single Window (LNSW) at the International Customs Checkpoint, Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge I.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

International fair promotes trade with Laos, Thailand
As many as 118 businesses across the country and from Laos and Thailand are showcasing their latest products and technologies in industrial production and processing at the Quang Binh international trade fair 2019, which opened in the central coastal province on May 30.
— Vietnamplus

Perceived Barriers in Accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Youth in Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Sexual activity during youth is common in Lao PDR. However, young people seldom utilize sexual and reproductive health services and subsequently suffer from poor sexual and reproductive health.
— BioRxiv

Lao youngsters voice vision on International Children’s Day
International Children’s Day was celebrated across Laos on Friday with particular attention paid to listening to the collective voice of the nation’s youngsters.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao E-Books website boosts knowledge store
Students, researchers, readers, and the general public now have easier access to sources of knowledge with the introduction of an electronic collection of books known as Lao E-Books, created by the Institute of Computer and Electronic Technology.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Feature: Lao primary school teachers, students tour construction site of China-Laos railway
The teachers and students of the China-Laos Friendship Nongping Primary School in Lao capital Vientiane observed the International Children’s Day on Saturday by going on a tour to the construction site of the China-Laos railway.
— Xinhuanet

Lao man sentenced to death for smuggling 10 kilos of drugs to Vietnam
A court in the central province of Nghe An sentenced a Lao man to death on Friday for carrying 10.7 kilos of drugs into Vietnam.
— VnExpress International

Lao President Satisfied with Cambodia-Laos Good Relations
Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly (NA) of Cambodia, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Bounnhang Vorachith, General Secretary of Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, in Vientiane, Laos, yesterday afternoon.

Thai animated feature marks launch of Asean Culture Year in Laos
A Thai animated film “Ramavatar Murals Brought to Life” was screened to mark the launch of Asean Culture Year 2019 at the National Culture Hall in Vientiane last week.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao, Indian cyclists hit the road in support of the environment
Members of the Lao and Indian cycling fraternity gathered at Patouxay Park on Sunday morning for a ride to strengthen community bonds.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges World Bicycle Day, June 3.


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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