Lao morning news for January 3

Lao morning news for January 3

Lao PDR morning news

Commentary: The ups and downs of Laos’ road to graduate from least developed country status
Laos’ economic development depends alot on mining and hydropower, which breeds new risk for the country’s ambitions to graduate from the United Nation’s Least Developed Country status in 2024.
— Channel News

Lao capital monitors increasing pork prices
Vientiane authorities are carefully monitoring the price of pork after it rose above the Lao government’s set price, affecting the large number of people who regularly buy this popular meat.
— The Phnom Penh Postv 

Rice centre sprouts new climate-resilient varieties
The Rice Research Centre under the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is accelerating efforts to develop new climate-resilient rice varieties to help farmers in times of flood or drought.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Customs department to extend use of modern clearance system
The Customs Department will extend the use of an automated customs management system to other main customs checkpoints after optimal results were obtained from its rollout at the first Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt to channel more young people into vocational schools
The government will encourage students who have completed lower secondary school to learn much-needed practical skills at vocational schools, so they can fill the shortages in today’s job market.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

What Lies Ahead for Laos’ Economy Beyond Its Coming LDC Graduation?
Past policies that have enabled Laos to meet the UN’s least developed country (LDC) graduation thresholds are no longer adequate to ensure sustainable development.
— The Diplomat  

Philippines, Laos sign IP cooperation agreement
THE Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) said it signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) to mutually promote and improve intellectual property systems.
— Business World

Lao PM visits, co-chairs inter-governmental committee meeting in Vietnam
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith is leading a delegation to Vietnam for a visit and to co-chair the 42nd meeting of the Vietnam – Laos Inter-Governmental Committee from January 2-4 at the invitation of his counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
— Vietnam Plus 

Vientiane joyfully welcomes New Year 2020
A wide range of musical offerings was available to get everyone in the party mood, including a Lao song expressing good wishes for Happy New Year 2020, along with traditional and modern dancing.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos, Vietnam to open new shared border crossings
The facilities to be upgraded are the Pa Hang-Long Sap crossing point between Laos’ Huaphan province and Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa province, and the Dak Ta-ok-Nam Giang crossing point between Xekong and Quang Nam provinces.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Magic Lao Carpets teams up with Liberty to make silk carpets for export
Established more than two decades ago, Magic Lao Carpets Handicrafts is a family business that has expanded over the years.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Chinese delegation assesses business climate in Laos
The Chinese delegation was led by the General Manager of Sichuan Guang’an AAA Public Co., Ltd., Mr Yu Zhengjun.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos Misses 2020 Deadline for Least Developed Country Status Graduation
Laos has missed its 2020 deadline for graduation from Least Developed Country status but is on track to meet its goal in 2024.
— The Laotian Times

Paul Walker’s Daughter to Build a School in Laos
Actor Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow Walker, has announced plans to build a school in rural Laos after a round of fundraising.
— The Laotian Times

Laos, China Commence Power Grid Project for China-Laos railway
Laos and China have commenced the country’s first build-operate-transfer power grid project for the China-Laos railway.
— The Laotian Times

Lao Baseball Team Scores Victory in Latest Overseas Match
Lao national baseball team has won in the latest friendly matches held in Vietnam.
— The Laotian Times

National University of Laos to Develop E-learning Content
The National University of Laos (NUoL) is to develop e-learning content with help from a South Korean university.
— The Laotian Times

Vietnam – Laos great friendship further developed
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith is set to lead a high-ranking delegation of the Lao government to visit Vietnam and co-chair the 42nd meeting of the Vietnam – Laos Inter-Governmental Committee in Hanoi from January 2-4.
— Vietnam Plus


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