Lao morning news for May 29

Lao morning news for May 29

Lao PDR morning newsXepian-Xe Namnoy Saddle Dam Collapse Is Not Force Majeure, Says A Report
The findings of an investigation conducted by a panel of professional and independent experts have suggested that the root cause of the saddle dam D of the Xepian- Xe Namnoy hydropower project is not force majeure.

Wife of Sombath Somphone Says Search For Husband Now at a ‘Dead End’
More than six years after her husband’s disappearance at a Lao police checkpoint, the wife of rural development advocate Sombath Somphone says her search for answers to her husband’s fate has now reached a dead end.
— Radio Free Asia

China, Laos ink deal on business development
The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC) have inked a cooperation agreement that formalizes the close working relationship between the two organizations in the future.

World Bank: Better business environment vital to sustain strong growth
Deepening reforms to improve the business environment, advance connectivity with neighbours and boost the productivity of local firms are essential to sustain strong growth in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

CBM, Bank of Lao PDR hold bilateral meeting
The fourth bilateral meeting between the Central Bank of Myanmar and the Bank of the Lao P.D.R was held at 9:00 a.m on 28 May 2019 at the Central Bank of Myanmar (Padauk Meeting Hall), Nay Pyi Taw. The Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar, H. E. U Kyaw Kyaw Maung, and the Governor.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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PM Thongloun To Attend 25th International Conference On The Future Of Asia
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will attend the 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia, to be held in Tokyo, Japan on May 30-31.

Lao Dam Collapse Due to Use of Soil: Water Experts
Poor construction methods, with soil used in place of concrete, caused a fatal hydropower dam collapse last year in Laos, a panel of water experts has concluded, prompting a rejection of its findings by the South Korean firm that built the project.
— Radio Free Asia

Lao Entrepreneurship Day boosts future business prospects
Young entrepreneurs and students have learned how to obtain funding from banks, make a business plan, and found out more about business operations after taking part in Lao Entrepreneurship Day 2019 at the National University of Laos last week.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Gov’t, UNICEF Conclude Series Of Children, Youth Consultations
Young representatives from central provinces are gathering in Vientiane Capital to propose solutions to overcome challenges in the realization of their rights as part of the activities planned to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

APT Trading, Vietnamese cooperative ink deal on fruit farming for export
Phaiboun Trading Import-Export Company Limited (APT Trading) and a Vietnamese cooperative, Hop Tac Xa Ngoc Lan, on Sunday signed an agreement on the Fruit-related Production and Consumption Project.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam partner in agricultural research
Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam will pursue their combined efforts to protect the diversity of agricultural crops through a new research project.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Cambodian NA President Pay Officials Visits to Vietnam and Laos
Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly of Cambodia, and his spouse departed here this morning for the official visits in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from May 28 to 30 and in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic from May 30 to June 1.

Lao Women’s Union supports victims of human trafficking
The Lao Women’s Union is partnering with UNICEF and relevant ministries in a bid to protect more women and children from human trafficking.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Yaogan-33 launch fails in north China, Possible debris recovered in Laos
The attempt to launch a remote sensing Yaogan-33 satellite carried by a Long March-4C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China’s Shanxi Province was unsuccessful on Thursday morning.
— Space Daily

Capital to plant trees on 300 hectares this year
Vientiane is making a strong contribution to the country’s efforts to restore forest cover to 70 percent of the total land area by the end of next year, a forestry official has said.
— Vientiane Times

Children speak up for their rights at forum
The National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Children (NCAWMC) and UNICEF yesterday launched a forum aimed at enabling children and young people around the country to express their voices concerning the problems they face.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Uncovering the real story of the MIA/POW in Laos, Cambodia & Thailand
Anyone who knows anything about the Vietnam war knows that there was a lot of unofficial action by US/”allied” forces in both Laos and Cambodia.

Universities prepare for new student intake
Close to 10,000 students will receive an offer of acceptance to study at Lao universities during the 2019-2020 academic year, estimates reveal.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Young Lao competitors to flex muscles at bodybuilding world championship
The Lao Bodybuilding Federation is turning its attention to up and coming athletes as it develops the national squad for domestic and international events this year.
— Xinhuanet

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


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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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