Lao morning news for July 1

Lao morning news for July 1

Lao PDR morning newsGovt struggles to settle debts owed to companies
The government has pledged that it will strive to repay its debts owed to private enterprises to maintain the financial liquidity of those companies despite the country’s rising budgetary tension.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Saravan reports 2,500 pig deaths from African swine fever
Local Saravan authorities have confirmed the province is facing serious challenges in preventing the spread of African swine fever with the reported number of pig deaths increasing.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Climate change results in early dengue outbreak in Laos say health officials
The Ministry of Health says climate change is partly to blame for the early outbreak of dengue across Laos this year, with abnormal rainfall ahead of rainy season creating breeding grounds for the mosquitos that carry the disease.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Nation’s leading university offers online entrance exam registration
Students can now use their smartphones or computers with an internet connection to meet the requirements of online entrance exam registration via at the National University of Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt tackles eight pressing issues to spur development
The government has agreed to take steps to address eight pressing issues in a bid to move forward with its plans to expedite national development.
— Vientiane Times

Thailand, Laos sign road and rail deal
Thailand and Laos have sealed an agreement to upgrade a road and build a rail extension worth over 3 billion baht to boost cross-border economic cooperation, according to the Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (Neda).
— Bangkok Post

Luxembourg continues to back Laos in development
Luxembourg will continue to support Laos in its socio-economic development targeting the graduation from least developed country status by 2024, and sustainable development.
— Vientiane Times

Govt on track to achieve revenue collection target
The government is on track to achieve 49 percent of its annual revenue collection plan by the end of this month despite facing a number of economic challenges, according to a new official report.
— Vientiane Times

Xieng Khuang cracks down on illegal logging and corrupt officials
Authorities in Xieng Khuang province are investigating more officials allegedly involved in taking bribes in connection with the illegal timber trade which has caused great damage to the nation.
— Vientiane Times

Newly Built Confucius Institute Handed Over
The newly built Confucius Institute, located on the Dongdok campus of the National University of Laos, was officially handed over on Jun 26 between Counselor of the State Council of China Xu Lin and Minister of Education and Sports Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun.

Laos, Cambodia continue cooperation in religious management
The Lao and Cambodia governments are continuing to strengthen their collaboration in religious development and exchanging experiences in the management of the field.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Phongsavanh Group, Indonesian enterprises ink pact on business cooperation
The Phongsavanh Group of Laos and State Owned Enterprises (SOE) of Indonesia signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) on business cooperation in different sectors in Vientiane on Tuesday evening.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Embrace 5G cloud future – Huawei’s wonderful debut at LAO ICT EXPO 2019
The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) joined hands with Huawei, LTC and other operators to organise the Laos ICT EXPO 2019 which officially opened on Tuesday at Don Chanh Palace hotel, Vientiane.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Laos, Mekong-Lancang countries discuss ICT cooperation development
Delegations from Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and China are meeting in Vientiane to share their current ICT development and discuss the technology and digital landscape, with the aim of strengthening cooperation in these fields.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Community assoc. launches new role in child, women’s rights
Namjai Community Association (NCA) on Thursday officially launched its organisation’s new role in encouraging the rights of children and women in ethnic communities.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


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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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