Lao morning news for September 2

Lao morning news for September 2
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Why agriculture investment in Lao is lacking
While the Lao PDR government recently called for increased investment in agriculture to boost its export market, there are several issues that have to be tackled before foreign investors come knocking.
— The Asean Post

Wife, Rights Organizations Remember Missing Lao Activist on International Day of the Disappeared
Sombath Somphone, a Lao activist who has been missing for seven years amid stonewalling by his country’s communist government, was commemorated in Bangkok on Friday, the International Day for the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

Ecological tourism helps local impoverished people get rid of poverty in Lingyun County, China’s Guangxi
Lao Ketuan hands out life vests to tourists at the Haokun Lake scenic spot in Lingyun County, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Aug. 31, 2019.
— Xinhua

Illegal structures in Sukhna Lake’s catchment area face demolition
Working to remove encroachments in Sukhna Lake’s catchment area, the UT land acquisition officer (LAO) has issued notices to owners of illegal structures in Khuda Ali Sher village.
— Hindustan Times

Nippon gives educational boost to people with disabilities
The Nippon Foundation of Japan has provided more than 2.6 billion kip (US$300,000) to the Ministry of Education and Sports to improve access to education for people with disabilities.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, Cambodia Withdraw Troops From Disputed Area
Laos and Cambodia have withdrawn troops from the disputed border area located at E 0523410, N 1579776 in Mounlapamok district, Champassak province.

Woodwork trainers carve new notch in skill levels
Teachers from 11 provincial vocational education schools have gained new knowledge and skills following training in Vientiane from June 24 to August 30 under a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Hin Nam No moves closer to becoming world heritage site
The 8th national steering committee meeting concerning the application was convened in Vientiane on Thursday, chaired by Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

US launches programme to improve reading in Laos
The United States has agreed to support Laos with more than US$19.4 million to fund a comprehensive basic education programme to improve reading outcomes.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Medics get lessons in ways to support human trafficking victims
The training workshop was held in Savannakhet province with medical personnel also attending from the capital and the provinces of Borikhamxay, Khammuan, Xaysomboun, and Vientiane.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Bokeo border patrol seizes over 2.5 million amphetamine pills
A police officer in charge of drug control in Bokeo province told Vientiane Times yesterday that during a routine patrol along the Mekong, soldiers saw suspicious boats. When they called out, the boats stopped by the riverbank and the two boatmen ran off.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao cabinet pushes for effective management of exchange rates
According to a media release issued at the end of the cabinet’s monthly meeting on August 19, the government stressed the need for the Bank of the Lao PDR and relevant sectors to tighten the management of currency exchange.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Millers ask authorities to increase supply of rice to markets
Rice mills are facing problems in finding and buying rice during the rainy season because of a shortfall in supply. This means consumers have to spend more on this staple food item.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Huaphan speeds up search for six missing in landslide
Huaphan provincial authorities are speeding up their search for six people missing after a landslide swept away two houses in Hindam village, Viengxay district on August 3.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

OPINION: Does education enable people to escape from poverty?
According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), there is a strong possibility that Laos will graduate from this development status in 2024 after meeting three set criteria, of which two have already been achieved.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

RoK President begins trip to Southeast Asia
President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in on September 1 departed for Thailand on a week-long trip that will also take him to Myanmar and Laos as part of efforts to deepen the country’s partnerships with the region.
— Vietnam Plus

Lao Securities Exchange Calls Out Firm for Failing Discloser
The Lao Securities Exchange (LSX) has designated Phousy Construction and Development Public Company (PCD) as an “Unfaithful Disclosure” Corporation, after PDC failed to disclose its semi-annual and annual 2018 reports via LSX disclosure portal.
— The Laotian Times

Costa proposal aims to expand Hmong, Lao veterans burial rights
Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16), has introduced H.R. 4204, The Special Guerrilla Units (SGU) Service Recognition Expansion Act, bipartisan legislation that expands eligibility for interment in national cemeteries to all Hmong and Lao citizens who fought in support of the United States during the Vietnam War.
— Merced County Times



Feature photo Bequal

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Literacy Day, September 8.


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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