Lao morning news for January 22

Lao morning news for January 22

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Activists Protest Laos’ Rights Record at UN Meeting in Geneva
Dozens of human rights activists held protests Tuesday in front of the headquarters of the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHCR) as the council conducted Laos’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR) meeting in Geneva.
— Radio Free Asia

Govt gives stamp of approval to Hin Nam No national park
Hin Nam No’s establishment will preserve the area’s unique natural landscape and its historical significance, as well as help improve local residents’ living standards through socio-economic development.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

US backs UXO-related activities with US$5 million
The United States government will provide more than US$4.96 million in assistance to Laos from 2019 to 2022 to support an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey as well as clearance and capacity development activities.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Minister visits SOS Children’s Village in Xieng Khuang
Teachers and officials working for the SOS Children’s Village in Xieng Khuang province need to do more to help orphans become useful members of society.
— Vientiane Times (paywall) ​

Laos to review progress of smart city scheme
A memorandum of understanding on a feasibility study of the development of a smart city was signed by the government and Thailand’s Amata Corporation.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

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The Future of Laos Automobile Markets 2023, Trends, Drivers and Supply, Demand Outlook of Laos Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles
Laos Passenger cars and commercial vehicles outlook report provides detailed research and outlook of automobile sector in Laos. Current market conditions, consumer preferences and key strategies of leading players in the Laos automobile sector are analyzed in detail.
— Dagoretti News 

Minister highlights army’s deep-seated ties to the Lao people
Minister of Defence General Chansamone Chanyalath made the comment when speaking at a ceremony at the ministry on Monday to pay tribute to the heroic achievements of the Lao People’s Army on its 71st anniversary.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos once considered the letter ‘R’ a Western interloper; the internet helped bring it back
Listen closely in Laos and you can hear a linguistic renaissance. It sounds a lot like the letter “R.”
— The Seattle Times

Bill Would Create Hmong-Lao Veterans Day In Wisconsin
It’s a recognition advocates say is overdue, and a step toward full veteran status for about 1,000 Wisconsinites.

Research institute needs to branch out, PM advises
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has advised the National Institute for Economic Research that it should independently choose areas of research in relation to macroeconomic growth rather than waiting for assignments to be handed down by the government.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on  International Day of Education, Jan 24.


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