Lao morning news for June 5

Lao morning news for June 5

Lao PDR morning newsLao, Vietnamese PMs push for mega infrastructure projects
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc have called for the fulfilment of cooperation projects, notably mega infrastructure projects, during talks in Vietnam on Saturday.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, Korea agree to build state-of-the-art hospital
The governments of Laos and the Republic of Korea are teaming up to build a modern hospital in Vientiane to provide advanced healthcare services and reduce the number of people seeking treatment in neighbouring countries.
— Vientiane Times

Lao gov’t aims to lower electricity prices
The Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines is trying to cut electricity prices so that power is affordable for local residents and businesses.
— Xinhuanet

Thai cabinet gives green light for construction of 5th Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge
The Thai Cabinet on Tuesday gave the nod to the construction of the fifth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, linking Bueng Kan Province of Thailand to Pakxan town in Bolikhamxai Province of Laos.
— Xinhuanet

Vietnamese, Lao provinces boost trade union links
Representatives from trade unions of Vietnam’s central province of Thanh Hoa and Houaphan province of Laos met on June 4 to exchange experience in their field of work.
— Vietnamplus

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Energy and mining projects need careful study: PM
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called for the energy and mining sector to make greater use of natural resources to maximise sustainable incomes from various projects nationwide.
— Vientiane Times

Vientiane Center opens share trading on Lao stock market
Vientiane Center Lao Public Company (VCL) has officially opened share trading on Lao stock market, becoming the first state enterprise from Yunnan province, China and the tenth company on the list of Lao Securities Exchange (LSX).
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Lao DPM Pays Courtesy Call on Cambodian PM
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen held talks here this morning at the Peace Palace with visiting Lao Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Sonexay Siphandone.

Lao chamber keen on bigger business promotion role
The Board of Directors of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) is keen to improve the overall business environment in Laos and thereby boost the economy.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Nam Mang 3 dam goes green on Arbour Day
The EDL-Generation Public Company hosted a ceremony to plant trees in Thoulakhom district, Vientiane province, to preserve the environment and mark National Arbour Day.
–Vientiane Times (paywall)

Wattay International Airport declared a smoke-free zone
Smokers will not be allowed to light up at Wattay International Airport after it was declared a smoke-free zone on Friday.
–Vientiane Times (paywall)

Assembly opens mid-year session today
The National Assembly will convene its mid-year session today with debates on revenue collection, human resource development, and tourism promotion topping the agenda.
–Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao, Thai specialists join forces to treat bile duct cancer
Mahosot Hospital is partnering with experts from Asean countries including Thailand to improve treatment for patients with bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma).
–Vientiane Times (paywall)

Korea extending support for Lao dental lecturers
Seoul National University (SNU)’s Dr Lee Jong Wook-Seoul Project under the Republic of Korea is continuing to provide support to Lao human resource development in the health sector, especially in dentistry.
–Vientiane Times (paywall)


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


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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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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