Lao morning news for May 27

Lao morning news for May 27
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Lao PDR morning newsGlobal Fund gives boost to battle against malaria
The Global Fund has forecast a budget of over US$2 million in assistance to Laos from 2018 to 2020 to assist with the elimination of malaria and reduce the impact of multi-drug resistance in five southern provinces.
— Vientiane Times

ADB Supports Employment Service System Development
ADB- supported Technical assistance (TA) project has helped to develop employment service system for the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW) expand opportunities for local job seekers’ access to employment information.

Laos Silent About Villager’s Jail Death as Exile Rights Groups Demand Answers
Exile Lao human rights groups on Friday pressed the Vientiane government to investigate the death in custody last month of Lao villager who had been detained since 2011 over a land protest in the country’s Salavan province.
— Radio Free Asia

Attracting one million Chinese tourists ‘achievable’: report
Meeting the target to draw one million Chinese tourists to Laos in 2019 is achievable, according to a report.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Airlines to restore direct flight to Phnom Penh
Laos Ambassador to Cambodia Amphay Kindavong on Friday told Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon that the airline will restore its flight connecting the capitals of both countries in upcoming months.
— Khmer Times

Champassak preparing to go green on Arbor Day
Champassak provincial authorities are planning to grow trees on 950 hectares this year, in a bid to rehabilitate the environment and contribute to the government’s goal to increase forest cover to 70 percent of land by 2020.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Renovated Bokeo vocational school reopens with German support
The official handover ceremony of the renovated Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) School in Bokeo province took place recently.
— Vientiane Times

Advertising of dubious medical products persists
The sale and advertising of bogus medical and related products through newspapers, television, and radio is continuing, even though the authorities are carrying out regular checks in an attempt to rein in the practice.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Asian support group extends assistance for disabled people in Huaphan
Asian Development with Disabled Persons (ADDP) has pledged to continue supporting people living with disabilities by creating more job opportunities for them in Huaphan province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

What a Railway in Laos Can Tell Us about China’s Belt and Road
The Chinese-financed effort to build a national railway through Laos is a quintessential project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Most people coming to Laos are here for a holiday: survey
By far the majority of foreign visitors to Laos said they were coming to the country for a holiday, a new survey has revealed.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Arson suspected as cause of fire in National Protected Area
Authorities believe that arson caused the destruction of almost 1,000 hectares of forest after a fire raged through the Nam Kan National Protected Area in Bokeo province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Commemorating the courageous spirit of Battalion 2
Sixty years have passed since the night when the Lao People’s Army’s Battalion 2 broke through an enemy blockade, averting a clash that would have meant almost certain death.
— Vientiane Times

The harrowing truth about tiger farming in southeast Asia
He was up there somewhere, at the top of the hill, the man Karl Ammann had come to see.
— Independent

Designers dazzle audiences at Wow Fashion Week 2019
Lao and Thai fashion designers put their best styles on the runway at the Vientiane WOW Fashion Week event at the Don Chan Palace hotel last week.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Martyrs in Laos, Cambodia laid to rest in Kon Tum province
A ceremony was held by the Party Committee, the People’s Committee and the Vietnam Fatherland Front chapter of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum to on May 25 bury remains of 14 Vietnamese voluntary troops and experts who sacrificed their lives in Laos and Cambodia.
— Vietnamplus

Vinamilk expands organic milch cow breeding in Laos
The Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) debuted the Lao – Jagro Development Xiengkhouang Co.,Ltd (Lao – Jagro) and started construction of the first stage of an organic milch cow farming resort complex in the Lao province of Xiengkhouang on May 24.
— Vietnamplus (media release)

Government praises courageous spirit of U-15 girls’ football team
Senior government officials on Friday expressed their admiration for the determination shown by the national girls’ U-15 football team after they placed second at the Asean Football Federation (AFF).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


Feature photo Unicef

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo acknowledges International Children’s day, June 1.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Lao morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

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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