Lao morning news for November 26

Lao morning news for November 26

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Laos Says It’s Set to Benefit From the U.S.-China Trade War
Landlocked Laos may be a net beneficiary of the trade tension between the U.S. and China.
— Bloomerg 

Chinese Yunnan province kicks off “Bright Journey” in Lao capital to provide free eye surgeries
Photo taken on Nov. 25, 2019 shows a patient in Lao capital Vientiane. A team of oculists from China’s Yunnan province have kicked off a “Bright Journey” in Lao capital Vientiane on Friday.
— Xinhua

Despite Efforts to Stamp Out Corruption, Laos Remains Corrupt
Laos continues to struggle with rampant corruption despite recent efforts to eliminate it from the halls of government, according to the country’s State Audit Organization (SAO).

International food delivery service enters Lao market
A food delivery service that was originally established in Singapore, foodpanda, is testing the waters in Laos in the belief there will be strong consumer interest.
— Inquirer. Net 

Lao capital Vientiane on track to reach targeted number of tourists for 2019
Lao capital Vientiane officials are confident that the targeted number of 2 million visitors set for Visit China-Laos Year 2019 will be reached.
— Xinhua

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Lao Woman Gets Five Years for Criticizing Government on Facebook
Authorities in Laos last week sentenced a woman to five years in prison for criticizing the government on Facebook.
— RFA 

Course organisers assess scheme to provide rural women with job skills
The Lao Women’s Union and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family have joined forces to provide vocational training for Lao women, to improve their job prospects..
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane on track to reach targeted number of tourists for 2019
Vientiane officials are confident that the targeted number of 2 million visitors set for Visit Laos-China Year 2019 will be reached.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Mekong countries gather in Vientiane to drive community development agenda
The best practices are aimed at strengthening cooperation in the area of community-driven development as an effective form of rural development and poverty eradication.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

71 houses damaged in Xayaboury earthquake
According to a report from the Hongsa district office, the earthquakes measuring 6.4 and 5.9 on the Richter scale struck the district early on November 21.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Hmong festival celebrated at Pheuksa Garden in Laos
The festival took place at the garden from November 22 to 24 to promote the culture and traditions of the Hmong people as well as tourism in the district and in Vientiane as a whole. The popular event attracted a lot of people.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Chomkhao Manirat temple, a hilltop haven in Bokeo
The river forms the border between northern Laos and northeast Thailand, with a bridge linking the two countries at this point.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Chinese Firms Sign USD 184m Deals to Buy Goods from Laos
Chinese firms have signed contracts worth CNY 1.3 billion (around USD 184 million) for the purchase of goods from Laos, mainly agricultural products.
— The Laotian Times

GIZ Continues To Make Lao Children ‘Fit for School’
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has continued to support the Lao children for the “Fit for school Programme”, currently entering its third phase.

World Peace Council’s Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting Held in Vientiane
Thirty delegates representing the World Peace Council and peace organizations in the Asia-Pacific region met in Vientiane Capital on Nov 24, 2019 to discuss cooperation mechanism and future directions for their activities in a candid and constructive manner, with the objectives to contribute to the safeguarding of the world peace and stability.

S. Korea, ASEAN Members Sign MOU On Development Assistance
South Korea and five member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Monday on boosting development cooperation in education, smart cities and other fields, Seoul’s aid agency said.

Delegations in accord as World Peace Council meets in Vientiane
Delegations from organisations promoting peace met in Vientiane on Sunday for the Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of the World Peace Council (WPC).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Police, handicraft-maker partner in fundraising scheme to combat drug use
The Lao National Commission for Drug Control and Supervision has entered into a partnership with the Somsanga Drug Treatment and Vocational Training Centre and Handicraft Art Champa Lao to raise money for the Drug Fund, which finances drug awareness campaigns and helps prevent drug trafficking.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Korea, Asean leaders highlight cooperation
BUSAN (Korea Herald/ANN) — South Korea and Indonesia on Monday issued a joint declaration announcing the successful end of the comprehensive economic partnership agreement negotiations.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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Senior CPC officials meet Laotian ruling party delegation
Senior officials of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Monday met with a delegation of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP).
— Xinhua


Feature photo UN Women

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focus on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25.


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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