Lao morning news for January 15

Lao morning news for January 15
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Laos: Planning minister calls for better use of development aid
This was the message to government bodies from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Sonexay Siphandone, delivered at a brainstorming session on Monday on a draft strategy to raise funding to support development until 2030.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Understanding China’s BRI in Laos
Upon his visit to Laos in November 2017, Xi Jinping wrote in an open letter, published in English and Lao in Laotian mainstream media, that “there is a high degree of complementarity between China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the strategy of Laos to transform itself from a landlocked to a land-linked country.”
— Business Times

KOICA extends programme on climate resilience, empowerment in Attapeu
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will continue to support an integrated programme on climate resilience and empowerment in Attapeu province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao-Chinese partnership to develop industry and agriculture in Savannakhet
Sun Paper Holding Lao Co., Ltd. will provide a grant of more than 177 billion kip (US$20 million) to carry out the project on 800 hectares of land.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

Laos urged to think beyond being a land bridge country
The government must employ concrete measures to implement its policy on transformation of the country from landlocked to a land bridge, a senior economist has said.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Moody’s assigns first-time issuer rating of B3 to Laos
However, the rating agency pointed out that the country’s weak executive institutions, limited transparency, and small economy could be challenges.
— Asean Economist  

Lao delegation pays pre-Tet visit to Thai Nguyen
A delegation from the Lao province of Houaphane, led by Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Vonboun Thavong visited the northern province of Thai Nguyen ahead of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
— Vietnam Plus 

Laos to re-evaluate anti money laundering efforts
The status assessment will be carried out by the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering, of which Laos is a member.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

Ministry assesses progress in improvement of health services
Officials from the Ministry of Health and the provinces met yesterday in Vientiane to discuss improvements to the health service and ways to enable more people to access better quality healthcare.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Boun Kongkhao, a rice festival steeped in tradition
This is the perfect time to experience this festival and Lao people always enjoy this celebration of their traditional way of life.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao companies seek to jump-start EV use with charging stations
EV Lao Company Limited has teamed up with Electricite du Laos (EdL) and will utilise state of the art technology to install 100 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

State lawmakers call for Hmong-Lao Veterans Day
Driving across Appleton you’d see signs that showcase the Hmong presence in the Fox Valley.
— Fox 11 Online


Feature photo ClimateLinks/ isabelmccan 

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on renewable energy use throughout Asean.


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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