Lao morning news for January 6

Lao morning news for January 6

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Vietnam to buy 1.5 billion kWh of power annually from Laos
State power utility EVN will buy around 1.5 billion kWh of electricity a year from Laos for two years starting in 2021.
— VnExpress

Customs department to extend use of modern clearance system
The Socio-Economic News yesterday reported on this plan, referring to a statement by the department’s Acting Director General, under the Ministry of Finance, Mr Bounpaseuth Sikounlabouth.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos to channel more young people into vocational schools
Under the National Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2020, the government plans to increase the proportion of lower secondary school graduates attending vocational schools from 3.3 percent in 2019 to 5 percent in 2020.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos Vulnerable as Microsoft Stops Windows 7 Support
Laos may be vulnerable after Microsoft’s decision to cease support for its Windows 7 operating system, with the latest figures showing more than 35 percent of desktop users in the country continue to use the system.
— The Laotian Times

Vietnam’s waiver of sugar import quotas could sweeten Laos’ market share
It provides the potential for Lao businesses to gain a foothold in a large market with many consumers, according to a sugar processor in Savannakhet province.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

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China Chamber of Commerce holds first meeting in Vientiane
The first meeting of China Chamber of Commerce in Laos was attended by more than 80 members of the chamber and the executive board.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Vietnam and Laos committed to further cooperation
This will be the fourth consecutive occasion on which the heads of Government of the two countries lead the meeting, demonstrating a common interest in strengthening trade, political and bilateral cooperation ties.
— Prensa Latina

Vietnamese, Lao PMs: inter-gov’t committee meeting a success
HÀ NỘI The 42nd meeting of the Việt Nam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee was a success, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith said.
— Viet Nam News

Lao PM concludes Vietnam visit
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on January 4 concluded a visit to Vietnam to co-chair the 42nd meeting of the Inter-governmental Committee at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
— Vietnam Plus

Three Arrested in Thailand for Trafficking Lao Minors
Thai police have arrested three Lao nationals for trafficking five minors from Laos into prostitution.
— The Laotian Times

Patricide, Violent Tourist, and Big Holidays – This Week in the Lao Social Media
It’s that time again when the Laotian Times brings our readers a round-up of some of the most shared social media topics this past week, based on reach and engagement on Facebook. From a gruesome case of patricide to violence against shopkeepers, to gorgeous people with beautiful hearts and a student struggling to make ends meet, this list gives readers an overview of the range of topics that are shared in the Lao social media.
— The Laotian Times

Meuangfeuang, an unspoilt rural paradise in Vientiane province
But those wanting a similar but quieter and more natural option away from the crowds should opt for Meuangfeuang, which is perfect for anyone wanting more privacy and to feel special.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Foreign Man Arrested for Assaulting Shopkeeper
A foreign man has been arrested for the assault of a shopkeeper in downtown Vientiane, in Sihom, Chanthabouly District, after the incident was captured on CCTV.
— The Laotian Times

The Most Followed Lao Facebook Celebrities
According to certain data estimates from January 2019*, the number of internet users in Laos is somewhere between 1.26 to 2.7 million.
— The Laotian Times

Five Hollywood Stars Who Have Visited Laos
While Laos may not top the list of travel destinations for Tinseltown’s most famous, several Hollywood stars have taken time out from their busy schedules to visit.
— The Laotian Times


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