Lao morning news for February 19

Lao morning news for February 19

Lao PDR morning news

Laos to Experience Electricity Shortage During Hot Season
Electricity generation will not be sufficient to supply all areas in Laos during times of peak consumption from March to June, according to authorities, who are urging the public to cut energy usage during this period.
— The Laotian Times

Mekong, Chinese ministers’ meeting to push sub-regional ties
Foreign ministers from countries in the Mekong basin and China will gather in Vientiane this week to discuss regional cooperation with Laos and China co-chairing the meeting, which opens on Thursday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos to host regional meetings on economy, virus control
Laos will play host to the Special Asean-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, and the 5th Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on economic cooperation.
— Vientiane Times

Japan Supports Lao PDR In Prevention Efforts Against Spread of COVID-19
The Government of Japan will assist the Lao PDR to prevent the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) with the provision of 4,680 isolation gowns, 6,000 particulate masks, 13,200 surgical masks, 240 bottles of alcohol hand rub, 270 pieces of goggles and 12,200 pieces of disposable gloves.

Govt drawing up measures to improve business environment
The government has told the business sector that it is pro-actively tackling the remaining issues that are impediments to business operations in Laos.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Use of water from Lik River banned after dead fish found
Authorities in Kasy district, Vientiane province, have banned people living along a section of the Lik River from using and drinking water and eating fish from the river after lifeless fish were found in some places.
— Vientiane Times

Wildlife inspection efforts deliver bears to Luang Prabang sanctuary
The Wildlife Inspection Division took possession of two young Asiatic black bears for transfer to the Free the Bears sanctuary in Luang Prabang province following a handover ceremony in Vientiane on Monday.
— Vientiane Times

Complications from diabetes an increasing concern
Diabetic foot ulcers are the leading cause of non-traumatic amputations in people with diabetes and complications from the condition are becoming widespread in Laos and the region.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos Ranked 3rd in Wanderlust Travel Awards 2020
Laos has taken third place in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2020 by British travel magazine Wanderlust that covers adventure, cultural and special interest travel.
— The Laotian Times

Over 50 photos exhibited at Institut Français du Laos
More than 50 photos portraying natural landscapes, people’s lifestyles, art expressions, shot by photographers are being exhibited at Institut Français du Laos in Vientiane.


Feature photo Global Partnership for Education

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Mother Language Day, February 21.


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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