Lao morning news for February 28

Lao morning news for February 28

Lao PDR morning news

Australia, UNICEF help over 22,000 flood-affected children continue their education
The Australian Government and UNICEF have provided 100,606 re-printed textbooks and teacher guides to 581 flood-affected schools in the Lao PDR.

Japan Supports a Secondary School Library Project in Vientiane Province
The government of Japan is providing grant assistance worth USD 288,211 for constructing school libraries and supporting reading skills of students in Vientiane Province.

Ministry imposes new charges on goods transitting through Laos
The Ministry of Finance will impose a new charge on so-called transit goods next month as the government seeks ways to benefit from Laos’ transformation from landlocked to a land bridge.
— Vientiane Times

Japan Supports Lao PDR in Prevention Efforts against the Spread of COVID-19
Japanese Ambassador to the Lao PDR Keizo Takewaka handed over the PPEs to Minister of Health Bounkong Syhavong at the Ministry of Health in Vientiane on Feb 25 under the witness of Dr. Mark Jacobs, a representative of WHO of Laos.

Women’s Union announces plans to celebrate International Women’s Day
The Women’s Union of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism will celebrate the 110th International Women’s Day on March 5 at the National Culture Hall.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos readies safety measures against coronavirus ahead of regional summits
The government is taking precautions against the coronavirus (Covid-19) by putting in place tougher measures to ensure the safety of regional leaders scheduled to visit Laos for upcoming summits, a senior health official has said.
— Vientiane Times

ASEAN Heritage managers learn interpretation approach in Bagan, Myanmar
The ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC) conducted a “Training Programme on Interpretation” from February 9-12, in Bagan, Myanmar.

Bokeo special economic zone extends temporary entry ban
The management committee of the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone in Tonpheung district has advised the governor of Bokeo province to prevent people from crossing the international border into the zone from February 26-March 10, in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Bananas remain a large slice of Laos’ export pie
Bananas continue to be a top earner among all agricultural products, earning revenue for local development, despite the government banning the creation of more plantations.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Value of imports dips, trade deficit plummets in Laos
The value of products imported by Laos declined slightly from US$5.8 billion in 2018 to US$5.7 billion last year, with construction equipment topping the list of more than 10 categories of imported goods.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Northeastern khao kainoi rice seed improvement yielding results
Farmers in Huaphan have worked with local authorities and international partners for more than five years to enhance their technical skills and select the four best seed varieties for the province’s khao kainoi rice crop.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao 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.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

FEATURE: Businessmen join forces to improve quality of life in Savannakhet community
A development project is underway in Nong district of Savannakhet province to bring a better life to the people of three villages who live in abject poverty. The project is being rolled out in Panae, Tayong
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Flood victims still in need of assistance
Authorities must step up efforts to get rice to people in the southern provinces who lost their crops in floods, the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Mrs Baykham Khattiya, has said.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao National Radio studio upgrade on-air shortly
Lao National Radio expects to complete the upgrade of its online studios for sound recording and boosting interactive content in the first half of this year.
— Vientiane Times



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


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