Lao morning news for September 26

Lao morning news for September 26

Lao PDR morning news

Laos’ Economy Forecast To Moderate This Year
Economic growth for the Lao PDR is forecast to moderate in 2019 and 2020 as expansion in the industry and services sectors softened in the first half of 2019 due to lesser international tourist arrivals and near stagnation in electricity exports and generation despite a slight recovery in the agriculture sector, a report has said.

Laos service sector wants electricity price reduction
The service sector pays more than 1,000 kip per 1,000 kWh for electricity, while the industry and commerce sector is charged about 700 kip, a representative of the association revealed at the meeting between the public and private sectors in Vientiane last week.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Vientiane-Vangvieng Expressway 40 per cent complete
The construction of the 113.5-km road, which kick-started last April, is expected to take three years to complete, officials in charge said.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

ADB outlook expects moderate Lao economic growth
Lao economic growth will remain moderate in 2019 and 2020, as expansion in the industry and services sectors softened in the first half of 2019 due to fewer international visitor arrivals, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecast.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Blind students ably joining in NUOL studies
Blind students are currently joining other classmates to pursue studies at various faculties of the National University of Laos (NUOL) following the provision of suitable educational equipment.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Railway to strengthen Laos-China economic ties
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone made the remark while attending the 16th China-Asean Expo in Nanning, the capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on September 21.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos to Continue Luang Prabang Dam Project
Laos is gearing up to construct a new dam in Luang Prabang, marking its latest effort to realize the goal of becoming the “Battery of Southeast Asia”.
— The Laotian Times

Lao PM to pay official visit to Vietnam
Lao Prime Mininister Thongloun Sisoulith and his spouse will lead a high-ranking delegation from the Lao Government to visit Vietnam from October 1-3.
— Vietnam Plus

Construction begins on ExxonMobil Baytown LAO unit
ExxonMobil has announced that construction of its new full-range linear alpha olefins (LAO) production unit at the Baytown Chemical Plant in Baytown, Texas is underway. Strategically located on the US Gulf Coast to take advantage of existing production, supply chain and logistics infrastructure, the unit will enable ExxonMobil to enter the LAO market with world-scale supply capability.
— Hydrocarbon Engineering

Mekong River Commission Defends Seven-Week Silence on Lao Dam Project Submission
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) Wednesday defended its decision to wait nearly seven weeks before officially notifying the public that Laos began a preliminary procedure for the construction of a large dam that would be its fifth on the Mekong river.



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of Sign Languages, September 23


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