Lao Doctors Urged to Provide Correct Dengue Treatment
Laos has advised health officials and medical staff to ensure that all dengue patients strictly follow the treatment plan provided by doctors.
— The Laotian Times
Chinese, Lao militaries to have joint medical rescue drill
A medical contingent from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will visit Laos on a 14-day humanitarian medical rescue joint training and provide medical services for locals from Aug. 13 to 26.
Dam Break in Northeast Laos Causes Heavy Losses For Locals, Builder
Heavy monsoonal rains in northeastern Laos ripped through a small one-megawatt hydropower dam in Xieng Khouang province’s Pek district earlier this week, causing extensive damage and flooding rice fields and property, local residents said Wednesday.
— Malaysia Sun
Luang Prabang gears up for gala boat races
The city of Luang Prabang will hold its annual boat racing festival this month, with huge crowds expected to cheer on the crews at the much-anticipated event.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)
Lao Front prepares to mark 69th anniversary
The Lao Front for National Development has revealed plans to celebrate its upcoming 69th anniversary on August 13, with various activities set to mark the event.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)
Law experts plan for administrative court system
The People’s Supreme Court in partnership with the Institute for Legal Support and Technical Assistance (ILSTA) this week held a consultation workshop on the draft of a presidential decree on administrative case proceedings.
— Vientiane Times
UAE businessman eyeing investment in Laos
The two companies signed five Memorandums of Association in Vientiane on Tuesday, with Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone witnessing the signing.
— ANN/Vientiane Times
Work begins on Savannakhet’s Mekong embankment
A ground-breaking ceremony for the project took place in Kaysone Phomvihane city recently, attended by senior provincial officials.
— ANN/Vinetiane Times
Communicating the food safety message
The programme was designed to broaden awareness on ways to ensure food safety throughout the whole production and supply chain, from the farm to the consumer, and to build skills in the application of risk-based approaches in responding to food safety concerns.
— ANN/Vientiane Times
Phu Bia Mining Facilitates The Donation Of Medical Supplies To Community Health Centers In Xaysomboun
Sourced from private donations in Queensland, Australia, the supplies will help community healthcare professionals deliver primary healthcare to those living in villages close to where the company operates.
Militares de China y Laos realizarán simulacro conjunto de rescate médico
Un contingente médico del Ejército Popular de Liberación de China (EPL) visitará Laos entre el 13 y el 26 de agosto para llevar a cabo una capacitación conjunta de rescate humanitario y proporcionar servicios de salud a los residentes locales.
Lao People’s Democratic Republic : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Statement by the Executive Director for Lao People’s Democratic Republic
After more than a decade of high growth with low inflation, Lao P.D.R. is solidifying its progress towards graduating from the Least Developed Country (LDC) status. However, more than one fifth of the population remains poor, regional disparities are persistent, and recurring natural disasters pose risks for poverty reduction.
— Ein News Desk
Laos invests in disaster risk reduction to thwart future disasters
As the Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic continues its recovery from the floods of 2018, it is seeking to lessen the risk of future disasters. To accomplish this, the Lao Government and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction jointly organized a national workshop that brought together development partners and government agencies to lay the foundation for the country’s first national disaster risk reduction strategy.
— Relief Web
Feature photo Remote Lands
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, August 9.
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