Lao morning news for November 28

Lao morning news for November 28
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ADB-funded Project Helps Develop Local Workers
Asian Development Bank – ADB – is helping develop workers in southern Laos to ensure they are fit for labour markets through the Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project in Champassak.
— KPL 

Elderly Lao Man Held in Land Dispute Released on Bail
A 69-year-old Lao man who was detained two months ago for refusing to give up land that had been in his family since 1965, was released on bail this week, RFA’s Lao Service has learned.
— RFA 

SEA Games 2019: Vietnam vs Laos live stream, updates, when and where to watch
Vietnam had defeated a hapless Brunei Darussalam 6-0 in their opener while Laos had held Singapore goalless in their first fixture. As many as 11 ASEAN nations are fighting each other to finish on the podium in the men’s football tournament in this year’s Southeast Asian Games hosted by the Philippines.
— Fox Sport Asia 

First Mekong-Republic of Korea Summit Held in Busan
The leaders of South Korea and the five Mekong nations agreed Wednesday to prioritize cooperation in seven fields, stepping up efforts for synergy between Seoul’s development experience and the Mekong region’s huge growth potential.
— The Laotian Times

Govt proposes amendment to Enterprise Bankruptcy Law in Laos
Minister of Justice Mr Xaysy Santivong on Tuesday presented a draft of the revised Law on Enterprise Bankruptcy for lawmakers to consider and approve.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Vietnam congratulates Laos on 44th National Day
Chargé d’ affaires of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos Nguyen Thanh Tung led a delegation to visit the Lao Foreign Ministry and the External Relations Commission of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Central Committee to extend congratulations on the country’s 44th National Day (December 2,1975-2019).
— Vietnam Plus 

Meet Your Amazing New Office in Vientiane
An average 21st-century person spends most of their waking hours in the office instead of with their families or at their homes. That’s why revitalizing the office as a space for creativity rather than a sterile, cubicle environment is extremely necessary.
— The Laotian Times

Laos to Teach Korean Language at Secondary School Next Year
Laos is to begin teaching Korean language at secondary schools from next year.
— The Laotian Times

Greater Mekong Basin Focuses On The Control Of Hepatitis B, Elimination Of Hepatitis C
More than 100 researchers and health professionals from Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, India, the Philippines, Australia, France and, for the first time, China met in Vientiane Capital on Nov 27-29 to lay the foundations for a regional network to fight chronic hepatitis, a major public health issue in the Greater Mekong River Basin.

Nam Theun 2, IRD sign scientific and technical cooperation agreement
The Nam Theun 2 Power Company and the French Research Institute for Development (IRD) have signed an agreement for scientific and technical cooperation to promote scientific monitoring of aquatic ecosystems within the Nam Theun 2 basin.

S. Korea, Mekong Nations Pick 7 Priority Cooperation Sectors
BUSAN, Nov. 27 (Yonhap/KPL) — The leaders of South Korea and the five Mekong nations agreed Wednesday to prioritize cooperation in seven fields, stepping up efforts for synergy between Seoul’s development experience and Mekong’s huge growth potential.

Laos govt, international partners take stock of progress towards development goals
Speaking on Tuesday at the closing ceremony of the Round Table Implementation Meeting 2019, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Sonexay Siphandone, said one of the most important goals for Laos was achieving the National SDG titled “Lives Safe from Unexploded Ordnance”.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

“Taste of Korea” gives Vientiane audience an insight into colourful lifestyle
The two-day event took place at the Vientiane Center on Friday and Saturday and attracted a large number of onlookers, mostly young people.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos’ Nam Pha Gnai hydropower plant begins electricity generation
An opening ceremony took place last week in Pha Noi village, Long Chaeng district, Xaysomboun province, attended by Politburo member and Head of the Organisations and Personnel Committee of the Party Central Committee, Mr Chansy Phosikham, Minister of Energy and Mines, Dr Khammany Inthirath, Xaysomboun provincial Governor, Major General Khamlieng Outhakaysone, and President of the D.S.K. Group, Mr Sayasing Sanakeo.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

S. Korea, Laos Agree on Cooperation in Infrastructure
President Moon Jae-in held summit talks with Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Tuesday to discuss ways to promote cooperation and exchanges in diverse areas.
— KBS World

We Visited the Infamous Laos-China Border Town of Boten
When we arrive at the border post in Mohan, on the Chinese side of the China-Laos border, it is well after dark. The hustle and bustle of daily foot and vehicle traffic has slowed, and only a handful of women linger around outside the customs checkpoint, hawking SIM cards and offering currency exchange services.
— Thats Mags

Benjamin Soo, Founder, Laos
I think one of the most pressing political challenges facing my generation, at least in my region, is the insufficient forethought, vision and resources that are being invested into the future of youths. Public schools often are the least maintained, school curricula outdated and the youths are still not considered stakeholders in a lot of the big decisions countries make for the economy.
— Gov Insider

Singapore and Laos ink intellectual property partnership
SINGAPORE and Laos have inked an agreement to collaborate in the area of intellectual property (IP), allowing companies in both countries swifter access to a combined market of some 12.5 million people.
— Business Times

Feature: “Bright Journey” to Lao capital highlights China-Laos friendship
A team of oculists from China’s Yunnan province have concluded a “Bright Journey” in Lao capital Vientiane from last Friday to Tuesday, which highlights the bilateral people-to-people friendship.
— Xinhua

Laos democrats fight a lonely losing struggle
A small demonstration of a few dozen people advocating for human rights was set to take place in the Lao capital of Vientiane on November 11, in what would have been a rare protest in the repressive one-party state.
— Asia Times



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


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