Lao morning news for March 13

Lao morning news for March 13

Lao PDR morning news

Lao Front committee bolsters support for development process
The Committee of the Lao Front for National development is meeting in Vientiane to summarise its most recent activities and outline plans in support of its role to boost solidarity and encourage the people of Laos to support the country’s development.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnam’s investment in Laos continued to decline due to lack of capital
Investment of Vietnamese companies in Laos continues to decline due to lack of capital revolving The special relationship is that Vietnam will invest in Laos soon.

Southern Lao flood victims receive rice relief from ASEAN+3
The Lao government has obtained 2,221 tons of rice from the ASEAN plus Three (China, Japan, South Korea) Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR+3) for distribution to flood victims in Attapeu province in southern Laos.
— Xinhua

Lao government considers tax to protect environment
INDUSTRIES that produce pollution may have to pay more taxes now that the Lao government has embraced the National Green Growth Strategy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Laos conducts tourism campaign in Shanghai
The Lao government has taken several steps to make it easier for Chinese nationals to visit Laos, such as reducing the visa fee from US$14 to US$10, said Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara recently.
— Vientiane Times

AMLO confiscates Bt40m worth of Lao drug convict Xaysana’s assets
The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) has temporarily confiscated 43 assets worth Bt40.9 million belonging to Lao drug convict Xaysana Keopimpa, according to an order published on Tuesday on the agency’s website.
— The Nation

Research Making A Difference: Laos, Australia Celebrate More Than 25 Years Of Partnership To Improve Farmer’s Livelihoods
Laos and the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) are celebrating more than 25 years of successful collaboration on agriculture research this week in Vientiane.

Laos, Hungary raise bilateral ties to strategic partnership
Visiting Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban have agreed to elevate bilateral relations between Laos and Hungary to a strategic partnership.
— Vientiane Times

Pheuksa Garden Pleases Women On Women’s Day
Pheuksa Garden, an affiliate to Phouvong Jewellery Shop, hosted an event to please women on the occasion of the 109th anniversary of International Women’s Day – March 8.

In Khao Noodle, Old East Dallas Gets a Hub For Laotian Food
Donny Sirisavath gives honor to his mother’s recipes at his small new noodle shop. You want to hear his story.
— D Magazine

A Design Lover’s Guide to Cambodia and Laos
There’s a tendency to assume a certain sameness among Southeast Asian countries—after all, the saying is “same same,” with the “but different” usually being left off. But though they’re close neighbors and are very easily paired on one excursion to the region, Cambodia and Laos, specifically the culture-rich temple havens of Cambodia‘s Siem Reap and Laos’s Luang Prabang—musts for anyone intrigued by ancient civilizations and exotic design—are quite distinctive.
— Architectural Digest

Thai-Lao Food Fair Returns to Murfreesboro
Get ready to enjoy, as organizers bring the heat again in Murfreesboro, as the Thai-Lao Food Fair returns to the Wat Amphawan 4880 Barfield Crescent Road. Wat Amphawan is the second Theravada Buddhist temple in Murfreesboro, established in 2009, and this fundraiser for the temple sounds like a great deal!
— Nashville Scene

Thailand offers loans for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam entrepreneurs
The government’s Peace Commission has focused on informal talks with armed ethnic groups to move the peace process forward, amid a lack of substantive progress since the National League for Democracy (NLD) came to power in 2016.
— Myanmar Times


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

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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