Lao morning news for May 23

Lao morning news for May 23
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Lao PDR morning newsChina grants ICT development for trade, investment facilities
The Lao government expects that regional and international economic links in the areas of trade and investment will flourish with the development of necessary tools that will improve the business environment.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Stakeholders Seek Ways To Address Urgent Challenges Facing Mekong
On May 20-21, 180 representatives from various stakeholder groups gathered at the 7th Mekong River Commission (MRC) Regional Stakeholder Forum in Bangkok, Thailand to learn lessons from current joint efforts and find better ways to address urgent challenges facing the Mekong.

China-Laos Cooperation on Intellectual Property Steps into New Stage
On April 2, 2018, Changyu Shen, Commissioner of China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), and Houmphan Inthirath, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of Laos and Chairman of the Lao National Commission for Science and Technology, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Intellectual Property Cooperation between the National Intellectual Property Administration of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (MoU) in Vientiane, Laos.
— Lexology

Ministry offers scholarships to students orphaned in Attapeu flood
The Ministry of Education and Sports has offered an unlimited number scholarships for students whose parents died when a catastrophic flood raged through Sanamxay district in Attapeu province last summer
— Vientiane Times

Huaphan battles locust outbreak
Many hectares of trees and crops in Huaphan province have been affected by yellow-spined bamboo locusts and local authorities are working hard to stop further destruction of vegetation by spraying them with chemicals.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vietnam, Laos share experience in mass mobilisation work
The Commission for Mass Mobilisation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) Central Committee worked out directions for bilateral cooperation in the time ahead at their talks in Vientiane on May 22.
— Vietnamplus

Laos Needs Strict Crypto Regulations, Not a Blanket Ban
Earlier this week, Inside Bitcoins, reported that the Central Bank of Laos had issued a warning ordering the country’s citizens to stay away from cryptocurrencies.
— Inside Bitcoin

Media urged to shift focus in tourism promotion
Media organisations in Laos and Vietnam have been urged to alter their tourism promotions by collaborating more closely and jointly encouraging audiences to visit both countries.
— Vientiane Times

Business shortcuts the cause of banana problems, ministry says
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry said yesterday that problems surrounding banana plantations in Laos were due to the fact that investors carried out negotiations directly with local communities instead of going through full legal channels.
— Vientiane Times

Employment services get boost with provision of job vacancy website
Government officials from Vientiane and provinces met yesterday to share ideas and assess the results of a draft document on strengthening capacity for the development of an employment service system.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Farmers reap bountiful rice harvest
The dry season rice crop is now almost 100 percent harvested, according to the Lao Economic Daily.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Kasy-Nan road under repair after landslides
A 68km section of mountainous road that links Kasy district in Vientiane province to Nan district in Luang Prabang province is being cleared and resurfaced after being damaged by heavy rains and landslides last year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


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This week’s Thailand morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for Biological Diversity, May 22.


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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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