Lao morning news for November 18

Lao morning news for November 18
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Laos reiterates commitments to human-centered development at Nairobi Summit
The delegation from the Lao PDR announced a package of national commitments to the acceleration of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (PoA, ICPD) and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 this week.

Laos’ central bank to focus on currency management amid challenges
Responding to questions about currency management from National Assembly members on Wednesday, the Governor of the Bank of the Lao PDR, Mr Sonexay Sithphaxay, said Laos will continue to face challenges in foreign currency management because it is a net importer.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos belajar ke Indonesia kembangkan ekonomi digital
Pemerintah Republik Rakyat Demokratik Laos (Lao PDR) tertarik dengan cara Indonesia mengembangkan ekonomi digital.
— Indo Telko

Laos gov’t planning to spur economy
Laos needs about 27 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) for development next year to ensure the country’s steady economic growth.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Laos’ central bank set to focus on currency, inflation management
Lao’s central bank will tackle challenges to ensure the stability of the kip and prevent it weakening further against the Thai baht, and ensure the rate of inflation stays below five per cent.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 China-Laos joint poverty alleviation project transforms Lao hilly village
Some two hours’ drive on bumpy roads to the north from Laos’ capital Vientiane lies the village Ban Xor of Sangthong district, settled among the hills.
— Xinhua

Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force helped train Lao People’s Army personnel on search and rescue
A reception for the 2019 Programme on ‘’ Search and Rescue and Medic Seminar of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief’’ was organized on Nov 14 by the Embassy of Japan to the Lao PDR.

Lao Midwives Host Their 1st Workshop on Maternal Death Surveillance
Through the support of UNFPA and Lao Midwife Fund, the Lao Association of Midwives (LAM) hosted its first professional development workshop on the Maternal Death Surveillance and Response mechanism (MDSR) on Nov 13-14.

Korean companies eye market opportunities in Laos
Business operators from the two countries met for talks in Vientiane last week during the 2019 Chonnam Trade Mission.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos govt planning to spur economic growth in 2020
Of this amount, 4,750 billion kip, or 10.2 percent of the total, will be taken from the domestic budget, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Sonexay Siphandone, informed the National Assembly last week.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

FEATURE: Khaen music: forever embedded in Lao people’s hearts
Many facets of this traditional way of life imbue the Lao people with their national identity, one of which is the music of the khaen. This is enshrined in an old saying which holds that “Whoever lives in a stilted house, eats sticky rice and plays the khaen is certain to be Lao”.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

 Champassak on track to welcome one million tourists this year
Champassak province has met with success in its efforts to attract more tourists through improved services, and visitor numbers this high season are expected to exceed 1 million.Deputy Director of the province’s Information, Culture tourist and Tourism Department, Ms Mala Chanthalam, told Vientiane Times the province has improved the standard of its hotels, restaurants and popular tourist sites.
— ANN/Vientiane Times


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focus on World Toilet Day, November 19


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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