Lao morning news for September 18

Lao morning news for September 18
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Nation’s south speeds up school damage appraisal after flooding
Authorities are speeding up their assessment of the damage and losses caused after Tropical Storm Podul hit infrastructure including school buildings in the nation’s south.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos State Media: Woman Arrested for Criticizing Government on Facebook Confesses
Lao state media reported Tuesday that a woman who was arrested in Laos last week for criticizing the government on Facebook has confessed to her crime.

EU continues support for basic education in Laos
The European Union (EU) will continue to add more than 135 billion kip (14 million euros) for the ‘Basic Education Support Programme in Laos’ to help the nation achieve its education development plans.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, Cambodia mark dawn of new era in bilateral cooperation
The Lao and Cambodian governments have signed a joint communiqué, marking the start of a new era in relations and cooperation between the neighbouring nations.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

FEATURE: Phahom crabs – a delicacy for some
For many years, roads users have seen crabs being sold there. If it was some other animal, l thought it would have become extinct, but these crabs usually spawn in large numbers.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao-Viet cooperation helps media brush up on skills
Local journalists have brushed up on their skills following another course organised as part of ongoing cooperation between Laos and Vietnam.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Ten Lao banks to seek loan for promotion of SMEs
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the project was recently signed in Vientiane between the department and the Banque pour le Commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL), Lao Development Bank (LDB), Agricultural
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Russian communists visit Laos
The delegation yesterday paid a courtesy visit to LPRP Secretariat Standing Committee permanent member and Vice President of the Lao PDR, Mr Phankham Viphavanh, and met with LPRP Secretariat Standing Committee member and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Propaganda and Training Board, Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoun.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos Fashion Week Wrapped Up With Top Five Young Designers Announced
Lao Fashion Week 2019 was wrapped up on Sunday’s night following the announcement of the top five of Lao Young Designer 2019 and the showcasing of more than 100 collections of international designers.

New Campaign Launched To Engage Youth To Take Action On Climate Change
The Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Lao PDR launched on Sep 16 the campaign “Me, My Body, My Planet, My Future” in Vientiane Capital to encourage and engage youth to take actions for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Band Of Life Attracts Crowded Audience
Saturday’s performances by the U.S band – Oscar Williams and The Band of Life – have attracted a large audience of young people, families and local fans in Vientiane Capital.

Paksan Customs Fails to Meet Revenue Target in First 8 Months
Paksan International Customs in Bolikhamxay Province has failed to meet its revenue target between January and August amid a drop in the volume of imports.
— The Laotian Times

IFC agrees $87.5M loan for Vietnam, Lao tourism
Bim Land Joint Stock Company, a property developer under BIM Group, has reached an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, for a loan of up to $87.5 million to develop tourism infrastructure in Vietnam and Laos.
— The Phnom Penh Post

VietinBank inaugurates headquarters in Laos
Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) on September 17 inaugurated the headquarters in Vientiane of its affiliate VietinBank Laos.
— Vientiane Plus

PM signs SME fund decree
The government has issued a prime ministerial decree to establish a Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Promotion Fund, hoping the intervention will boost business access to finance.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt decides on measures to address flood impact
The government has stressed the availability of food and clean water along with safety and disease prevention for flood-impacted communities still staying in temporary accommodation and shelters.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Morning Market Mall Complex Slated for Redevelopment
A press conference was held last Friday at Vientiane’s Talat Sao (Morning Market) Mall to inform the public of the future of the market and mall complex, which has been uncertain for some years.
— The Laotian Times



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on flooding in Lao.


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