Lao morning news for March 12

Lao morning news for March 12

Lao PDR morning news

Laos, Thailand target $12B bilateral trade by 2021
Laos and Thailand have committed to increasing bilateral trade volume by 10 to 15 per cent annually as the two governments expect to meet the target of $12 billion in 2021, according to the Lao trade minister.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry regulates wildlife-related operations
A new guideline has been issued to regulate the establishment and operation of zoos, wildlife farms, and the trade of some wild animals and plants.
— Vientiane Times

Young Entrepreneurs Erom ASEAN Converge in Luang Prabang To Study Ecotourism
During the week of March 4-8, 2019, fifty young entrepreneurs from ASEAN countries and Timor Leste met in Luang Prabang Province, Laos to join a workshop on ecotourism organized through the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), a U.S. government-funded program.

Attapeu flood victims to receive 2,221 tonnes of rice
The government has obtained 2,221 tonnes of rice worth over 16 billion kip from the Asean plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR+3) for distribution to flood victims in Attapeu province.
— Vientiane Times

High-profile Australian Researchers Visit Laos
The Australian Commission for International Agricultural Research and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) Policy Advisory Council (PAC) arrived in Laos this week to visit ACIAR projects in the field.

Safety First: Lao Airlines Flight to Shanghai Heads Back to Vientiane’s Wattay Airport For Brake Check
Mechanical investigations have followed after a brake system warning led to a Lao Airlines flight from the capital to China’s city of Shanghai returning to Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport Sunday.
— Laotian Times

Thai Perfume Company “Ceresa” Penetrates Lao Markets
Ceresa Thai Perfumes, a main sponsor of Miss Laos Contest 2019, on Mar 10 opened its country branch at ITECC Mall, Vientiane on the sidelines of Top Thai Brands 2019.

Xekong beefs up visitor services
Xekong provincial authorities are making additions and improvements to visitor attractions so they are easier to access and provide a more enjoyable tourist experience.
— Vientiane Times

Lao man arrested in Stung Treng over meth pills
The Stung Treng Provincial Court on Saturday put a Lao man in pre-trial detention after he was arrested with 7,800 methamphetamine pills.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Crazier than Fiction: the Elephant Rangers of Laos
An innovative project to utilise Laos’ elephant experts in service of protecting the country’s natural treasures is waiting on just one thing – government approval.
— Geographical


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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