Lao morning news for October 17

Lao morning news for October 17
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Laos, UN celebrate World Food Day, poverty eradication efforts
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and UN agencies in Laos on Wednesday kicked off events to mark World Food Day and International Day and National Week for the Eradication of Poverty at Lao-ITECC.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Coalition of Overseas Lao Organizations Demand Release of Woman Jailed for Criticizing Lao Government on Facebook
Eleven overseas Lao organizations that gathered for a conference in the United States have called for the release of a Lao woman who was arrested last month on charges of defaming the one-party communist country.

EU provides € 200,000 to assist storm victims in Laos
The European Union is allocating € 200,000 (LAK 1.95 Billion) to provide essential humanitarian assistance to families affected by the recent tropical storm Podul and tropical depression Kajiki, which wreaked havoc across large parts of Lao People’s Democratic Republic in early September.
— ReliefWeb

Experts underline importance of technological innovation
A seminar titled “Science, Technology and Innovation in the I.R 4.0” took place at the National Convention Centre and was led by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Chanseng Phimmavong.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos vows improved healthcare access at regional conference
Laos will continue to cooperate with regional and development partners to improve access to health services, a recent conference in Manila, the Philippines, has heard.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, UN Join Forces To Promote SDGs
The Government of the Lao PDR and UN agencies kicked off on Oct 16 the celebrations to mark World Food Day (WFD) and the International Day and National Week for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) aiming at ensuring commitments to action on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Laos, China partner in quality control of agricultural exports
A Memorandum of Understanding on a project to build the facility was signed in Vientiane recently by the Director General of the Agriculture Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Mr Chantha Thipphavongphanh, and the Chairman of Yunnan Yuzhan Agriculture Development Co., Ltd., Ms Liang Yali.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Ministry regulates pesticide quality
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has issued a new regulation that enables authorities to check the quality and safety of pesticides before they are used on crops in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

BCEL, Swift Pass partner in payments through WeChat Pay and AliPay
An official launch of WeChat Pay and AliPay took place in Vientiane last week.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos-China science and tech expo promotes industrial development
The exhibition is taking place at the National Convention Centre from October 11-16 with the participation of about 100 Lao and Chinese enterprises.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao Students To Take Part In Exchange Programme In Japan
Nineteen Lao university students on Oct 14 departed from Wattay International Airport bound for Japan to participate in the exchange program on environmental and disaster prevention under the framework of JENESYS 2019, which is supported by the Japanese Government.

Man extradited from Laos sentenced for Green Bay sexual assault
A man who was extradited from Laos to face sexual assault charges was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
— Fox 11 News

Gender Equality Among Adolescents: Issues, Challenges, And Way Forward
The 4th Adolescent Research Day (ARD) was held at Done Chan Palace Hotel, Vientiane Capital on Tuesday, Oct 15.

Over Billion Kips Donated For Relief, Recovery Efforts In Flood-hit Provinces
Unitel, a telecom company, and Hongsa Power Company presented yesterday 1 billion kip and almost 300 kip, respectively, to Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone to be used as relief aid for flood victims in central and southern Laos

Thai Bakery Chain Opens Vientiane Branch
Tha Chang Thai Dessert, a Thai bakery chain, on Oct 15 opened its new branch at the Food Court of the National University of Laos Dongdok campus, Vientiane Capital.

Telecom fraud suspects escorted back to China from Laos
A total of 136 suspects involved in telecom frauds were sent back to China from Laos on Tuesday, the Ministry of Public Security said.
— Xinhua

A neon-lit restaurant founded by two Laotian royal descendants in the Thonglor area is trying to bring back the glory of their ex-kingdom via wagyu and foie gras.
— Khaosod English


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on  Vientiane Boat Racing celebrating Boun Awk Phansa, October 13.


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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