Lao morning news for February 26

Lao morning news for February 26

Lao PDR morning news

Reporters get facts on HPV vaccine programme
Media personnel from newspapers, radio and television gathered in Vientiane on Tuesday to discuss reporting on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme, which will be rolled out next month.
— Vientiane Times

PM Thongloun highly values the visit of China’s State Councilor Wang Yi
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith received on Friday a courtesy visit from China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi as the latter was on an official visit to Laos to attend the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) and the 5th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting between Feb 19-20.
— KPL

Authorities, locals review Nam Poui protected area forest governance challenges
Villagers in Xayaboury province met with provincial and district authorities recently to discuss challenges in forest governance in relation to the Nam Poui National Protected Area (NPA).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt targets removal of UXO from 10,000 hectares
The National Regulatory Authority (NRA) for the UXO/Mine Action Sector has set a target to clear and destroy unexploded ordnance on 10,000 hectares of land this year.
— Vientiane Times

Road upgrades to make Vangvieng more accessible
Vangvieng district authorities are working to improve roads and facilities to ensure the area maintains its reputation as one of Laos’ tourist hotspots.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Airlines to suspend flights to South Korea
Laos’ national airline, the Lao Airlines State Enterprise, will suspend flights to the Republic of Korea beginning in March after a large number of passengers cancelled their bookings amid the coronavirus outbreak.
— Vientiane Times

Women’s Union announces plans to celebrate Int’l Women’s Day
The Lao Women’s Union will celebrate the 110th International Women’s Day on March 6 at the Lao Women’s Training Centre in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Medical waste incinerator built
Kayama Kogyo, a Japanese firm, on Feb 21 handed over a medical waste incinerator to Vientiane City Office for Management and Service.
— KPL

Laos, Czech Republic broaden cooperation on environmental issues
Laos and the Czech Republic have agreed to step up cooperation in the field of natural resources and the environment, especially with regard to water resources, climate change and prevention, and pollution control
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Youth’s caravan traces a trail to revolutionary strongholds in southern Laos
The youth of the ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism launched on Feb 24 a car caravan heading to 4 revolutionary strongholds in southern Laos namely Champassak, Saravan, Xekong and Attapeu.
— KPL

Confucius Institute cuts student intake this year
The Confucius Institute at the National University of Laos (NUOL) will accept only 800 new students this year, after receiving 1,567 applications from people wanting to take Chinese language classes
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vang Vieng Sees Less Visitors amid Drop in Chinese, Korean Tourists
One of Laos’s most iconic tourist towns, Vang Vieng, has witnessed a decrease in the number of visitors in recent weeks amid concerns about Covid-19.
— The Laotian Times

Commerce ministry in Laos takes new steps to ease business start-up
The Enterprise Registration and Management Department, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, has eased the registration process for foreign investors, local entrepreneurs and those who want to start a new business in Laos.
— ANN/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.
— ANN/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.
— 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.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

International School of Laos succeeds in robotics competitions
The International School of Laos has been teaching a robotics class for three years as it is a key part of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Youth’s caravan traces a trail to revolutionary strongholds in southern Laos
The youth of the ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism launched on Feb 24 a car caravan heading to 4 revolutionary strongholds in southern Laos namely Champassak, Saravan, Xekong and Attapeu.
— KPL

FEATURE: Nature lover opens restaurant amid fields of plenty
A young government employee, Mr Bounsom Sisoulisay (Bie), who enjoys the bounties of nature, is using his free time after work and at weekends to run his own restaurant, named the Amazing Tamsaeb Restaurant.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Still no Compensation for 88 Families Relocated for Laos’ Xe La Nong 1 Dam
Families that were uprooted in to make way for the Xe La Nong 1 dam in southern Laos’ Savannakhet province are still facing difficulties despite close to nine months passing since relocating to a new village, they told RFA.
— RFA

Stakeholders call for Xayaboury dam developer to share environmental monitoring data
Government officials and stakeholders on Feb 20 suggested that the Xayaburi hydropower developer share information on the dam operation with the lower Mekong countries for better planning and management.
— KPL

 

 

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