Lao morning news for August 1

Lao morning news for August 1

Lao PDR morning newsMinistry stresses importance of Health Insurance Law
Health authorities have vowed to spread the word about the importance of health insurance, hoping to improve the overall health of the population.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Luang Prabang flood victims in need of basic supplies
After being driven out of their homes following flooding on Tuesday, hundreds of people in Nan district, Luang Prabang province, now need essentials like food, drinking water and clothing.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Private sector investment goes off the boil
Investment by domestic and foreign enterprises has not grown as planned despite the government’s augmented measures to boost private sector growth and sustain the economy.
— Vientiane Times

Three Lao men caught transporting drugs worth $431,000
Three Lao men were arrested in Ha Tinh Province on Monday while transporting synthetic drugs worth VND10 billion ($431,120) from Laos to Vietnam.
— VN Express

Govt allocates budget for emergency control of sweetcorn pest
The government has allocated 800 million kip to control the outbreak of fall armyworm, a pest that has damaged thousands of hectares of sweetcorn, which is one of Laos’ major export crops.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Asean vows to strengthen regional cooperation
Southeast Asian foreign ministers opened their annual meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday to discuss and further strengthen Asean community building and enhance regional cooperation.
— Vientiane Times

China’s Wang Yi meets foreign ministers of Thailand, Laos
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here Wednesday with Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai and Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers’ meeting and other related meetings.
— Xinhua

Lavrov meets with foreign minister of Laos in Bangkok
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is holding a meeting with his Laotian counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith, a TASS correspondent reported.

Newly explored cave could be Laos’ largest
A group of Japanese experts say the little known Phaka cave in Namfeuang village, Maed district, Vientiane province, could be the largest cave in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

WFP Lao PDR Country Brief, June 2019
WFP distributed 116.7 mt of rice and 8.4 mt of canned fish to 5,395 flood-affected beneficiaries in Sanamxai District, Attapeu Province.
— Relief Web

China meeting highlights Mekong-Lancang views on cooperation
Strengthening regional cooperation was the focus of the 3rd Seminar for Media Officials and Journalists from Mekong-Lancang Countries held in Kunming, Yunnan province, China from July 21-29.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Savannakhet police raid weeds out marijuana crop
Police in Savannakhet province on Monday seized a large marijuana crop in Kaysone Phomvihane city’s Somsa-ath village, which a villager had clandestinely planted within a rubber plantation.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao PDR Marks 9th Anniversary Of Convention On Cluster Munitions
The 1st of August is a significant day for the Lao PDR – the most bombarded country per capita in the world – as it marks the anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, and this year commemorates its ninth anniversary.


Feature photo BABSEACLE

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on  World Day against Trafficking in Persons, July 30.


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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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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