Lao morning news for March 15

Lao morning news for March 15

Lao PDR morning news

Lao gov’t, development partners discuss LDC status graduation
The Lao government officials and development partners are meeting here to discuss the efforts Laos needs to take to graduate from the Least Developed Country (LDC) status.

Laos supports Mekong-Lancang cooperation, a bright future expected
Laos will do everything it can to help the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) deliver as many tangible benefits as possible to the people of the Mekong region.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Government Slaps Wrists of 7 Vientiane Officials for Public Project Fraud
Seven high-ranking current or formal officials in Laos’ Vientiane province have been warned and publicly identified for their involvement in several fraudulent development projects.
— Radio Free Asia

Meth production in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand booming: UN
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) published a report Tuesday which names the “Golden Triangle” of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos as the heart of methamphetamine production and trafficking in East and Southeast Asia.
— Taiwan News

Intrepid German adventurer explores Laos by bike
AFTER hearing about Laos from some friends and getting information from YouTube, websites and travel guides, an intrepid German traveller decided that Laos’s spectacular landscape was not to be missed and that the country was the perfect place for a motorbike tour.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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National Olympic Committee of Laos promotes table tennis development
The Laos National Olympic Committee (NOCL) headquarters have played host to a promotional event for the South East Asia Regional Hopes Week and Challenge, which is currently taking place in Vientiane as part of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) development programme.
— Inside the games

Advocacy group pushes for inclusion of Laos history in California’s curriculum
The push comes after then-Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill in 2018 adding lessons on Vietnamese-American refugees, the Cambodian genocide and the Hmong history.
— NBC News

PM’s visit: Germany pledges to help Laos banish poverty
Germany has pledged to increase assistance to Laos for the development of agriculture and the processing industry, to help Laos graduate from Least Developed Country status and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
— Vientiane Times

Vice President Receives Nobel Laureates
Vice President Phankham Viphavanh on Thursday received a courtesy call from Nobel laureates Prof. Finn Erling Kydland, who was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics, and Dr Sir Paul M. Nurse, who was awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2001.

Pollution at hazardous levels in Vientiane
Wildfires in Laos and neighbouring countries are causing dangerous levels of air pollution in many regions of Laos, especially in the capital.
— Vientiane 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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