Lao morning news for October 9

Lao morning news for October 9
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Chinese govt awards 50 scholarships to Lao students
The Chinese government has awarded 50 scholarships to outstanding local students and those from disadvantaged remote areas so they can study for bachelor and master’s degrees in China.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Deputy PM praises Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone
Dr Sonexay made these remarks during his visit to the Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone C – Savan Park and Savannakhet Dry Port on October 3. The zone is located in the middle of the East-West Economic Corridor and offers the best connectivity for the Asean region.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Save the Mekong Coalition Urges Cancellation of Laos’ Proposed Fifth Large Mekong River Dam
A coalition of NGOs called for the cancellation of a project to build what would be Laos’ fifth large Mekong river dam Tuesday, citing the disastrous effects that existing dams have had on the region’s ability to cope with environmental crises.

New Programme Launched To Improve Competitiveness Of Agro-Microenterprises In Laos
Most recently, the Lao government and the United States launched the “Laos Microenterprise Project”, which is funded by the United States through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Free eye tests, cataract surgeries mark World Sight Day
Hundreds of people received free eye tests at the Ophthalmology Centre in Vientiane on Tuesday while some people with cataracts had them removed free of charge.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos attends supreme audit congress in Russia
The Lao delegation attending the meeting was led by the President of the State Auditing Organisation, Dr Viengthong Siphandone.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Second phase of Nam Ou dam cascade to be operational by year’s end
A project steering committee, involving central and local sectors and project developers, met in Luang Prabang province on Monday to reveal the project’s progress and discuss solutions to social and environmental issues.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Asean meeting tackles regional disaster management
Topics at the meeting centred on a capacity-building training course in the regional countries, emergency assistance, information management and cooperation with partner organisations.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

BCEL, EV Lao to produce smart card for electric vehicle charging payments
A Memorandum of Understanding on the project was signed in Vientiane last week by the General Managing Director Mr Phoukhong Chanthachack and President of EV Lao Co., Ltd. Mr Bounleuth Luangpraseuth, in the presence of BCEL and company staff.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos seeks ways to bolster tourism industry
The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) on Friday arranged a special meeting to brainstorm ways to promote the tourism industry.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Working Together For Lao PDR’s Sustainable LDC Graduation
The Lao PDR is currently listed as a Least Developed Country (LDC). Countries recorded in the LDC category are defined as low-income countries that are facing severe structural impediments to sustainable development.

Chinese Cement Plant Explosion in Northern Laos Kills One, Injures 20
An explosion at a Chinese-owned cement plant Luang Prabang Province last Saturday has caused one death and multiple injuries.
— The Laotian Times

Viettel to test 5G broadcast in Laos
Telecom giant Viettel will test its 5G broadcast in Laos in Q4 following similar moves in Cambodia and Myanmar.
— VN Express

History Speaks Presentation Focuses on Hmong History in Laos
A presentation about a man’s trips to Laos and Thailand was used to talk about Hmong history

BCEL, EV Lao to produce smart cards for electric vehicle charging payment
Lao commercial bank Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL) and the EV Lao Co., Ltd. are partnering in the production of a smart card for the payment of charging costs for electric vehicles.
— Xinhua

Saravan prepares new crop to replace harvest lost to floods
Farmers in 50 villages of Khongxedon district, Saravan province, are preparing to plant over 3,000 hectares of dry season rice after they lost a large amount of the wet season rice crop in the recent floods.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Former Laotian Senator funeral held in Porterville
Well known leader Laochu Cha, known as Lawrence in this country, and former senator of Laos, has passed away and thousands among the Hmong community paid their respects during a huge ceremony at the Fresno Convention Center with more than 3,000 people attending from near and far, throughout the United States and overseas.
— Recorder Online


Feature photo Basile Morin

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of the Girl Child, October 11


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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