Lao morning news for February 25

Lao morning news for February 25

Lao PDR morning news

Govt vows to keep Laos free from Covid-19
The government’s monthly meeting last week agreed to keep strict measures in place to ensure Laos remains free from the new Covid-19 virus, which is spreading around the world.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

OPINION: It is time to prepare for the possibility of wider transmission of novel coronavirus in Laos
Our region is at a critical stage in the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak. Most cases are still in China, but the virus has now also been confirmed in many other parts of the world.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos tightens defences with China against Covid-19
Laos and China are strengthening the coordination of information and expertise exchanges to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in Laos and the region.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Hinheup-Meuangfeuang road upgrade almost 60 percent complete
A 130-km road linking Meun district in Vientiane province to Paklai district in Xayaboury province will provide a convenient shortcut for motorists travelling between the two provinces when the ongoing upgrade is complete.
— Vientiane Times

Politburo outlines directions, demands serious action to ease poverty
The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party’s Politburo has told Party leaders of central and provincial Party committees to oversee work to improve policy on the provision of credit or loans for rural development and poverty reduction, to raise wealth levels.
— Vientiane Times

Bokeo keeping watch over flocks amid outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease
Authorities in Paktha district, Bokeo province, are keeping a close eye on livestock after finding foot-and-mouth disease in at least 10 cattle and goats.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Confucius Institute cancels Chinese language test due to coronavirus
The Confucius Institute at the National University of Laos has cancelled the HSK Chinese language test scheduled for February 9 and is returning test fees to students who registered to take the exam
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Ministry gives Chinese construction workers a clean bill of health
Health authorities say medical staff have examined Chinese nationals working for construction companies in Laos to see whether they show symptoms of the coronavirus
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Growth in Laos to remain resilient despite economic headwinds
A new set of challenges is likely to affect the economy this year, mainly the long dry season, the coronavirus outbreak, and the US-China trade war.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Agreement signed for Nam Ngum dam 1 floating solar power project
February 19 witnessed the signing of a project development agreement (PDA) for a floating solar power project in Vientiane province.
— KPL

‘Families will be broken’: Fear grows as Trump administration moves to deport Laotian refugees
In 2018, the Trump administration sanctioned Laos to pressure the Southeast Asian country to take back its deportees. No repatriation agreement has been reached, but the U.S. is now funding a reintegration program. BY YESENIA AMARO
— Fresnobee

Freight company keen to cash in on e-commerce boom in Laos
An increasing number of cargo and freight companies in Laos are in the race to providing quicker services in delivering parcels across the country.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao, Czech chambers boost trade, investment
The Lao National of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) and the Czech Chamber of Commerce have agreed to cooperate to increase trade and investment between the two countries.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Agricultural experts team up in Laos to formulate responses to climate change
Xieng Khuang province: Agricultural development partners are discussing the mapping of agricultural livelihoods and climate services to help authorities improve responses to climate change such as drought and floods.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Luang Namtha authorities weed out opium poppies
Luang Namtha authorities recently destroyed 1.2 hectares of opium poppies growing in Suanya village, Luang Namtha district.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Visitor numbers slump in Vangvieng
The number of people holidaying in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province, has dropped in recent weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has had a particular impact on the number of Chinese and Korean tourists.
— Vientiane Times

Elephant Festival held in northern Lao province of Xayaboury
A man rides on an elephant during the Elephant Festival in a tributary of Mekong River in northern Lao province of Xayaboury, on Feb. 22, 2020. The annual Elephant Festival lasts from Feb. 22 to Feb. 28 this year. (Photo by Kaikeo Saiyasane/Xinhua)
— Xinhua

 

 

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