Lao morning news for February 27

Lao morning news for February 27

Lao PDR morning news

Lao Airlines to Stop Flights to South Korea over Coronavirus Concerns
Lao Airlines has decided to halt its flights to South Korea from March amid a massive cancellations from passengers over coronavirus concerns.
— The Laotian Times

Laos-China railway operator calls for applicants for job training programme
The Laos-China Railway Company will hire 300 Lao nationals this year and will select suitable candidates for training in China in preparation for operation of the railway, which is scheduled to become operational in December 2021.
— Vientiane Times

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

Laos’ earnings from rice sales to China rise
Laos has earned more from the sale of rice to China in the past few years thanks to trade preference arrangements between the two countries.

Coronavirus: Travel agents told to suspend tours to virus outbreak cities
Health authorities have told tour operators to suspend package tours to cities where the coronavirus (Covid-19) has been reported, notably South Korea, where the virus has spread rapidly in recent days.
— Vientiane Times

Pilot programme to monitor impacts from Xayaburi, Don Sahong takes off
Officials and experts from the lower Mekong countries on Feb 24 kicked off the Mekong River Commission’s pilot programme to monitor transboundary environmental impacts from the Xayaburi and Don Sahong dams to advise on measures to address any negative effects from the existing and future Mekong mainstream hydropower projects.

Japan provides protective gear for use in battling coronavirus
The government of Japan has given personal protective supplies to the Ministry of Health to help medical staff if they are required to care for people infected with the coronavirus.
— Vientiane Times

More effort needed to ensure labour skills standards: minister
Local authorities and experts need to do more to improve labour skills standards in response to the needs of the job market while at the same time protecting workers’ rights
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Xieng Khuang reviews agro-biodiversity’s boost to rural livelihoods
Representatives from The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI) recently met Xieng Khuang province’s agriculture authorities to review 10 years of pro-gress at the forest-agricultural interface from 2009-2020.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Public warned over spread of fake news on social media
Social media users may face legal action if they post and share false information that causes harm to others, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Information and Culture and Tourism
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Sanjiang Shopping Mall free of Covit-19
Sanjiang Shopping Mall, one of the most well-known markets in Vientiane Capital, had to issued an announcement after a rumour falsely claiming the shopping mall had 19 people tested positive for novel coronavirus (covid-19) went rival on social media.

Japanese, Lao students come together to soak up local culture
Sixteen university students from Japan joined students from the National University of Laos in Vientiane this week to engage in activities to share their cultures and skills.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Korean firm boots up smart computer labs, ICT in schools
The Ministry of Education has teamed up with Skycom Co., Ltd. from the Republic of Korea to establish computer laboratories and interactive learning in Lao public schools
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Ancient Buddha statues invited to homeland Laos
Three ancient Buddha statues were invited from France to their homeland Lao PDR on February 25, 2020. The Buddha statues will be installed at Wat Ongtue Mahavihane Temple in Vientiane Capital.

FEATURE: Taste of rural childhood evokes happy memories
Laos is full of interesting traditions and an attractive way of life; it forces you to slow down and be a part of the laidback lifestyle, and to become one with nature, especially in rural areas.


Feature photo Voice

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Zero Discrimination Day, March 1.


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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