Lao morning news for February 21

Lao morning news for February 21

Lao PDR morning news

Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on COVID-19 held
The Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) was hosted this morning in Vientiane, Lao PDR, and co-chaired by Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin., Jr, and China’s State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Laos to Build World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Project at Nam Ngum 1
A signing ceremony was held yesterday for the development of a floating solar power plant on the surface of the Nam Ngum 1 dam reservoir.
— Laotian Times

Mekong River Dams Disrupting Lives of Southeast Asian Fishermen, Farmers
Tiem Ngern-tok pointed at the water level, shook his head and talked about dragon boat races to explain how dams in China and Laos have disrupted the lives of Thai people whose villages abut the Mekong River.

Xayaburi Dam Dispels Rumors of Role in Dry Mekong River
Amid an ongoing drought and low water levels, the state of the Mekong River is a topic that is animating discussion along the watercourse, with sights often aimed squarely at the Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Plant.
— Laotian Times

Mekong nations, China push for more trade, investment, connectivity
The six Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) countries agreed on the need to elevate their cooperation from rapid-expansion to a comprehensive stage as their foreign ministers met in Vientiane on Thursday.
— Vientiane Times

Asean, China agree on measures in response to coronavirus
Asean and China will strengthen coordination in combating the coronavirus (Covid-19) through existing cooperation mechanisms, exchanges of information, and promotion of related research.
— Vientiane Times

Germany supports vocational training service centre at LNCCI
The German-backed Vocational Education Lao PDR (VELA) project has contributed office and IT equipment to establish a Service Centre for Dual-Cooperative Training (DCT) at the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

FAO Director-General supports Laos’ push to meet development targets
Laos can achieve middle-income status with strong leadership, investments and partnerships as it strives to officially graduate from Least Developed Country (LDC) status by 2024.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lane Xang Minerals Limited Sepon supports effort to combat Novel Coronavirus
Lane Xang Minerals Limited (LXML) represented by LXML Government Relations Mr Chanthone Naovalath handed over a financial contribution of US$15,000 to the Ministry of Energy and Mines represented by its permanent secretary Phetsavanh Lattanavongxay in Vientiane on Feb 14, 2020.

Pakngum residents voice concerns to Vientiane People’s Council, National Assembly members
Residents of Nongkhaen, Donesangphai, Nongkhiet and Pakngum villages in Pakngum district, Vientiane, this week met with members of the National Assembly and Vientiane People’s Council to inform them of troubling issues that required solutions.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt, Chinese developer sign PDA for 1,200 MW Floating Solar Power Project
To support its efforts to achieve green growth and alternative and clean energy development in Laos, the government is partnering with a Chinese company on a solar power project.
— Vientiane Times

Korean group gives boost to disaster-hit areas
The Sharing Culture Arts Association of Korea on Wednesday donated clothes, shoes, two ambulances and two fire engines worth more than 39 billion kip (US$4,436,835) to help alleviate poverty and spur development in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Upbeat Chinese foreign minister says COVID-19 control efforts ‘are working’
VIENTIANE: China’s efforts to control the deadly outbreak of a new coronavirus “are working”, Beijing’s top diplomat said Thursday (Feb 20), attributing an easing in new cases to his country’s “forceful action” against the illness.

Lao Airlines cuts price, adds flights during National Games
The national flag carrier, Lao Airlines State Enterprise, will offer a special price on flights between Vientiane and Xieng Khuang province during the National Games next month.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Forum building framework for teak value chains
Lower Mekong countries comprising Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam are discussing efforts to develop and manage sustainable value chains for teak to contribute to socio-economic development.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Natural broom project making sweeping improvements in northern communities
The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI) under the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, continues to improve locals’ incomes in Luang Prabang province by creating products made from forest materials.
— ANN/Vientiane Times



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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