Lao morning news for July 29

Lao morning news for July 29

Lao PDR morning newsSevere Drought in Mekong Region Reduces Rice Planting in Laos
Lao farmers have planted rice on less than half the country’s cultivable land this year because of a persistent drought in the Mekong River region that has seen severely reduced water levels and the delay of seasonal monsoon rains, which have yet to begin.

One year on from Laos dam collapse, insurers urged to help
A year on from a devastating dam collapse in southern Laos, rights groups are pushing major insurance firms to help make compensation available for thousands of victims still reeling from the disaster.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Public urged to prevent dengue mosquitoes from breeding
Over 300 local residents and officials gathered in Xaythany district on Saturday for a public campaign to encourage people to play their part in keeping the dengue virus at bay.
— Vientiane Times

Six Problems the Lao Government is Trying To Solve by August
The Lao government held its two-day monthly meeting in Vientiane Capital from July 23-24 to discuss resolutions to six major problems faced by the country, including dengue fever, African swine fever, and drought.
— The Laotian Times

Main section of China-Laos Railway bridge over Mekong River completed
With the concrete beam of the last span over Mekong River put in place, the main section of Luang Prabang cross-Mekong River railway bridge has been completed on Sunday, seven months ahead of schedule.
— Xinhua

Thailand urged not to buy power from Lao dam
The Thai government must suspend plans to buy electricity from a dam in Lao, conservationists said Friday, as water levels along the kingdom’s section of Mekong river plummet to near-record lows.
— The Asean Post

Govt targets removal of UXO from over 90,000 hectares
The government has set a target to remove and destroy unexploded ordnance on 93,362 hectares of land, of which 9,179 hectares has already been cleared.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Government initiates reform of public investment management
Government officials gathered with representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japanese Embassy to Laos in Vientiane on Friday to discuss improvements in the field of public investment management (PIM).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Health ministry calls for public support to fight hepatitis
The Ministry of Health has called for public support on World Hepatitis Day (July 28) as part of the global public health awareness campaign by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to make the world hepatitis free.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

China provides new primary school for Xaysettha district
China has funded the construction of a primary school in Nahay village in Vientiane’s Xaysettha district as part of its contribution to the improvement of teaching and learning in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

S. Korea funds waste management in Vientiane, Pakxe
The Republic of Korea will provide a grant of US$6.78 million to fund a wastewater and solid waste treatment capacity-building project for improved environmental management in Vientiane and Pakxe.
— Vientiane Times

Requiems for fallen soldiers held overseas
The Vietnamese communities in Laos and the Republic of Korea on July 27 held grand requiems to pay tribute to soldiers who sacrificed their lives to the nation on the occasion of the 72nd War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).
— Vietnam Plus

Laos, Guangxi to promote Visit Laos-China Year
Officials from the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and the Culture and Tourism Department of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region met in Vientiane on Wednesday to further promote tourism in the two countries.
— Vientiane Times

DPM Somdy Douangdy Awarded Japanese Order
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Somdy Douangdy has been presented with Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun by Japanese Ambassador to the Lao PDR Takeshi Hikihara.

Lao Airlines to launch Vientiane-Kumamoto service in November
Lao Airlines is planning to launch regular flights connecting the Laotian capital of Vientiane and the resort town of Luang Prabang with the southwestern Japanese city of Kumamoto in November.
— Japan Today

Laos Announces Third UNESCO World Heritage Site
Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdara hosted a press conference on Jul 25 confirming UNESCO’s acknowledgement of the Plain of Jars, a megalithic archaeological landscape in Xiang Khuang Plateau, as a UNESCO’s World Heritage site.

Farmer unearths cache of ancient bronze jewellery
A farmer dug up a surprise haul of ornamental artefacts recently while working in his rice field in Phon village, Lamam district, Xekong province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


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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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