Lao morning news for May 28

Lao morning news for May 28
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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR’s Ease of Doing Business rank reflecting complex business environment
Lao PDR has experienced rapid economic growth over the past 25 years.
— Devdiscourse

Ministry expands farmland available for dry season crops
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry achieved its 2018 target by creating an additional 153,000 hectares of agricultural land that can be farmed in the dry season.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Thailand-Laos forest planting activity held
Thung Chang district in Nan province of Thailand has held an ASEAN forest planting activity as part of the campaign promoting security and strength in villages along Thailand-Laos border, enhancing both countries’ relations.
— Vietnamplus

Lao, Thai Designers Present Fashion Collections
Top Lao and Thai designers presented their fashion collections at Vientiane WOW Fashion Week 2019 held at the Don Chan Palace Hotel in Vientiane Capital on May 25.

More English based schools open in Laos
Heathfield International School Vientiane is yet another English-language based institution to open, with parents wanting their children to study the internationally accepted language.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Expresses Condolences Over Demise of Former Malaysian King
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Khamphao Ernthavanh representing the government of the Lao PDR signed a book of condolences for former Malaysian King Sultan Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar who passed away on May 22 at the age of 88.

Celebration Of Japanese Emperor Naruhito’s Accession To The Throne
The Ambassador of Japan to the Lao PDR Takeshi Hikihara hosted a reception party in Vientiane on May 23 to celebrate the accession of Emperor Naruhito of Japan to the throne.

PM to give speech at ‘future of Asia conference’ in Japan
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his delegation will depart Laos on May 29 to attend the 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia, scheduled to take place in Tokyo on May 30-31.
— Vientiane Times

WIG closes its doors after almost 30 years
WIG, formerly the Women’s International Group, was dissolved on February 18, 2019, after becoming a fixture in Vientiane’s local community since its establishment in 1990.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Colourful Lao culture, traditions showcased in Japan
Laos showcased its vibrant and diverse culture and traditional activities to Japanese visitors at the Lao Festival 2019 last weekend as part of efforts to promote tourism.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Tour guides add to store of knowledge with new training programme
The Institute of Mass Media, Culture and Tourism under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has launched the 26th National Tour Guide training programme, which serves to improve the skills of guides at some of the country’s most popular tourist sites.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Women’s Union courses boost trainees’ job prospects
The Lao Women’s Training Centre under the Lao Women’s Union is helping rural and marginalised women to find employment by providing them with appropriate training courses.
— 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).

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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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