Lao morning news for June 6

Lao morning news for June 6

Lao PDR morning newsLao gov’t steps up electricity trade with neighboring countries
Lao government has agreed to conduct a feasibility study on electricity trading and hydropower exchanges with neighboring countries to boost cooperation in the energy sector, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Wednesday.
— Xinhuanet

9th Annual Vientiane Career & Education Fair June 22 & 23 at Don Chan Palace
The Annual Vientiane Career & Education Fair started as a Class project in the Business Degree Program at the Lao-American College in the Spring of 2011 with 50 students and 2 staff members.
— J&C

UN Volunteer helps prepare communities in Lao PDR for climate-related disasters
Victor Igbokwe, international UN Volunteer from Nigeria serving in Lao PDR, is currently involved in implementing early warning systems in Bolikhamxay and Saravane provinces.
— UN Volunteers

Over 250,000 Chinese Nationals Visit Laos
The first three months of this year recorded over 259,000 Chinese visitor arrivals in Laos, according to the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdara.

Laos, Norway agree on diplomatic visa exemption
Holders of Lao diplomatic passports, known as red passports, no longer need to obtain a visa to enter Norway, according to the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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PM Highlights Economic Difficulties At NA’s 7th Ordinary Session
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has pointed out difficulties and shortcomings facing the economy in a report presented at the 7th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature in Vientiane on Jun 5, 2019.

B Grimm brings Laos hydropower plant on stream
B Grimm Power Plc says operations at its 15-megawatt Nam Che hydropower plant in Laos were launched on Saturday.
— The Nation

Govt vows to upgrade facilities to draw more overseas tourists
The government is committed to developing and improving five tourism sites in each province along with road access and other facilities over the coming year, in a bid to attract more tourists.
— Vientiane Times

ECCIL white paper promotes investment in Laos
The European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Laos (ECCIL) has launched a 2019 White Paper that provides detailed information on the Lao economy which it hopes will attract more EU investment in the country.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Laos, China discuss development of digital economy
Lao and Chinese officials, researchers and businesses came together in Vientiane yesterday to discuss digital economic development, applying big data in tourism and strengthening capacity in emergency response.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

National Assembly Opens Its 7th Ordinary Session
The 7th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature was opened this morning in Vientiane in the presence of the President of the National Assembly Pany Yathortou, President Bounnhang Vorachit, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and other Party and government leaders, and people’s representatives.

PM makes no change to government plans
The government has decided to keep its current national socio-economic development plan and budget plan unchanged despite facing challenges in meeting their targets.
— Vientiane Times

Overseas visitors spending less time in Laos
Foreign tourists are taking slightly shorter holidays in Laos than before – a sign that the government needs to take steps to encourage visitors to linger longer.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Road repairs pave way for tourism revival in Vangvieng
Tour operators in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province, have long been urging public works and transport officials to improve roads in the area, which they said was taking a toll on tourism.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt, Korean foundation bolstering health officials’ skills
The government and the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) are strengthening the skills of local health officials as part of efforts to improve the management of medical equipment across the country.
— 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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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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