Lao morning news for November 1

Lao morning news for November 1

Lao PDR morning news

New guidelines for import/export of agricultural products in Laos
Under the new guidelines, every household should own some tools and machinery such as a tractor. There should be at least one tractor per household, one motor pump per household and one food grinder per household.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos, Chile to boost business, trade cooperation
Vice President of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), Mr Daovone Phachanthavong, led the Lao delegation which included chamber officials and business operators.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao business start-ups, entrepreneurs meet in networking event
The networking event was held in Vientiane on Wednesday and attended by foreign investors, local entrepreneurs and newly formed businesses.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao handicraft festival targets tourist market
The nine-day festival, with the theme “Promote Lao Handicrafts through Tourism”, was officially opened on Tuesday, co-organised by the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Lao Handicraft Association.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao officials praise Vietnamese voluntary soldiers, experts’ role
The Vietnamese voluntary army in Laos, founded on October 30, 1949, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Lao revolutionary army during the war time to defend the Lao people and assist their revolutionary cause, Lao officials have affirmed.
— Vietnam Plus

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Fighting Back Against Exploitation in Laos
The Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU), is building the power of private-sector workers to fight back against exploitation.
— Apheda

Photo exhibition on Vietnamese volunteer soldiers in Laos
The photo exhibition aims to help the Lao people and international friends understand better the noble international spirit of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and experts who performed international missions in Laos.
— Vietnam Plus

DoF, WWF-Laos Sign Agreement to Protect Forests, Biodiversity of Central Annamites Landscape
Officials from WWF-Laos and the Department of Forestry (DoF) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry kicked off the Laos side of an ambitious project to protect the forests and wildlife of Southern Laos and Central Vietnam on Oct 29, 2019 in Pakse, Champassak Province.

Lao Airlines to Launch New Routes to Japan’s Kumamoto in March, 2020
Japan Civil Aviation Bureau has given a green light to Lao Airlines to launch two new routes connecting the Lao capital of Vientiane and the resort town of Luang Prabang with the Japanese city of Kumamoto.
— The Laotian Times

Mekong levels at lowest on record as drought and dams strangle river
The once-mighty Mekong river has been reduced to a thin, grubby neck of water in stretches of northern Thailand — record lows blamed on drought and a recently completed dam far upstream. —— Yahoo News  

President calls for strengthening of Youth Union
President Bounnhang Vorachit has advised the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union to improve its organisational structure and to encourage members of youth organisations to become role models in terms of ideology and behaviour.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Ministry, WWF-Laos kick off forest conservation project
The Department of Forestry and WWF-Laos have begun the Lao side of an ambitious project to protect the forests and wildlife of southern Laos and central Vietnam.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

That Luang festival to showcase locally made products, Lao traditions
The That Luang Festival scheduled from November 5-11 will give local businesses the chance to display their One District, One Product (ODOP) goods as well as showcasing Lao traditions to an international audience, according to the city’s vice mayor.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Smart city project tops agenda at monthly gov’t meeting
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith presided over the meeting on October 25, at which government members also discussed a draft report on the implementation of this year’s socio-economic development plan, the budget and monetary plans, and plans for next year.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

New chief appointed at Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism
The ministry announced the appointment at the National Culture Hall where a signing ceremony between Prof. Dr Kikeo and Prof. Dr Bosengkham took place to hand over the post.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Buddhists celebrate success of five-nation Dharmayatra pilgrimage
The 100-plus convoy of monks and Buddhist devotees from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam reflected on the huge success of their Dharma mission, which began in Chiang Rai province, Thailand.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Discovering rural gems in Luang Namtha and Bokeo
Staff from Vientiane Times, Lao National Radio and Lao National TV last week enjoyed an informative 10-day visit to Luang Namtha and Bokeo provinces, learning about their most interesting attractions as part of activities to promote Visit Laos-China Year 2019.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao parliament opened to debate personnel appointment, work reports
The Lao parliament National Assembly (NA) will begin its eighth ordinary session next week with several issues of national importance to be debated, including various reports and personnel appointment, throughout the month-long sitting.
— Xinhua

Does Lao’s Xayaburi dam benefit its people?
The newly-built Xayaburi dam has raised some key concerns about Lao PDR’s hydropower strategy.
— The Asean Post

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