Lao morning news for September 11

Lao morning news for September 11

Lao PDR morning news

EU ARISE Project to Help Laos’s Export Competitiveness
The European Union (EU) has launched its EUR 5 million (USD 5.5 million) ARISE project designed to boost Laos’s export competitiveness and integration in regional and global value chains.
— The Laotian Times

Laos, Cuba set new heights for economic and trade cooperation
Laos and Cuba are expected to enhance trade and investment opportunities following a high-ranking Cuban trade delegation’s official visit to Vientiane during September 8-9.
— Inquirer Net

EU programme supports Laos’ export
The ASEAN Regional Integration Support – Lao People’s Democratic Republic Trade-Related Assistance (ARISE Plus-Laos) programme is designed to enhance Laos’s export competitiveness and integration in export in regional and global value chains.
— Vietnam Plus

Union, associations boost Lao-Chinese cooperation on culture and economy
These projects cover Chinese language training, culture, agriculture and tourism.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Cambodia, Laos to Sign 2,400 MW Power Deal This Week
Cambodia and Laos will sign power deal shortly – the move that allows Cambodia to import 2,400 megawatts from its neighbouring country to bridge the Kingdom’s temporary utility gap.

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Govt focusing on education reform to wipe out illiteracy
The government is concentrating on lifting enrolments at higher primary and lower secondary schools as it aims to wipe out illiteracy, according to a leading official.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Authorities continue to help victims in flood-hit provinces
Authorities are repairing infrastructure and facilities, especially roads, bridges, schools and hospitals to ensure that flood victims at accommodation centres remain healthy and receive food and drinking water, a leading official said.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos assisting, closely following plight of flood victims
During the visit to the provinces of Savannakhet, Champassak and Saravan on September 7, Prime Minister Thongloun on behalf the government presented 1.2 billion kip to authorities to aid flood victims. He directed local authorities to focus on moving local residents, animals and essential items in flood-hit areas to safe places.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao speeding up flood assistance in southern provinces
The meeting was chaired by Minister of Labour and Social Welfare and Chairman of the National Disaster Prevention and Control Committee, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos, Cuba set new heights for economic and trade cooperation
The Cuban delegation was led by the Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Mr Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz, and included several officials.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Penal Code Published
The event was hosted by the government of the Lao PDR and took place during the official visit to the Lao PDR by the European Commissioner and the Luxembourg’s Minister. It saw the participation of over 100 people from the government, the National Assembly, State authorities, development partners and civil society.

Lao man sentenced to death for carrying heroin into Vietnam
A court in Quang Ninh Province said traffic police in Ha Long Town near the China border stopped Lao man Chittakone Luangaphay, 34, and Phung Trung Dung, 43, on March 29 last year and found the heroin hidden inside the vehicle and two bags of methamphetamine on Dung.
— VN Express

Southeast Asian Nations Grab Each Other’s Dissidents
On August 26, a Laotian refugee and prominent critic of the Laotian government named Od Sayavong disappeared from his house in Bangkok and has never been seen since.
— Asia Sentinel

Lao man arrested with 60,000 ecstasy pills in central Vietnam
The man was driving a Lao-licensed truck at the border of Vietnam and Laos when he was stopped for a check by border guards in Quang Tri. They found the pills wrapped and taped in plastic bags.
— VN Express

Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Floods – Information bulletin
Since 29 August 2019, Tropical Storm (TS) Podul has crossed into Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), bringing rainfall and winds causing flash flooding affecting six provinces, namely: Attapeu, Chamapasak, Khamoun, Salawa, Savanhkhet and Sekong. As of publication of this bulletin, flood waters have not receded, and 37 districts, and 1,187 villages are affected.
— Relief Web



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