Lao morning news for February 6

Lao morning news for February 6

Lao PDR morning news

Lao electricity exports increase 145% within 2016-2020
From 2016 to 2020, Laos expanded electricity capacity to 6,457 MW for export markets, which represents an increase of 145 percent over the previous five-year period.
— The Star 

Still No Coronavirus Cases in Laos, 103 and 150 Hospitals on Standby
The new government task force set up to prevent an outbreak of the Coronavirus in Laos has begun its work in preventing and controlling the virus. While no cases have been confirmed, two hospitals in Vientiane have become designated virus health centers.
— The Laotian Times 

Electronic tax payment system installed at Bokeo Friendship Bridge
The system, called EasyPass, was officially launched last Friday in a ceremony attended by the Deputy Governor of Bokeo province, Mr Khamking Euaymanihak, Deputy Minister of Finance Mr Bounchom Ubonpaseuth, and other guests.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Close monitoring for virus reveals no infections so far in Laos
Of these 14 people, 10 are Lao and four are Chinese.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos PM orders action to keep corona virus at bay
Established on the day under a prime ministerial decision, the committee was told to actively raise public awareness of ways to prevent, control and deal with the virus, which emerged in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, and has since spread to countries across the globe.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

VN, Laos step up legislative co-operation in 2020: top legislator
Việt Nam and Laos should start sharing legislative experience and promote locality-to-locality collaboration in 2020 as well as increasing the exchange of delegations, a top legislator has said.
— Viet Nam News 

Bamboo an environmentally-friendly substitute for plastic
Plastic bags and bottles are part of our everyday life. But do we ever stop to consider how many plastic bags and bottles we buy every day and what happens to them? How many will we use during the course of our life? In fact, these things will survive longer than we do and our rubbish will become part of our children’s lives.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

China, Laos partnering in fight against coronavirus
While no confirmed cases have been found in Laos, the Chinese Embassy is cooperating directly with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with officials exchanging information daily and monitoring the situation in Laos.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Health ministry requests int’l support to prevent virus outbreak
The Ministry of Health has formally requested international support to bolster its capacity to prevent and control an outbreak of the new coronavirus, which is now spreading around the
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Special economic zones attract US$5.7 b
Twelve special economic zones (SEZs) established across the country have attracted investment of almost US$5.7 billion and created thousands of jobs for local people, a report this week showed.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Mayor advises district hospitals to set up coronavirus information centres
All of the capital’s nine district hospitals should open information centres which can provide the public with helpful advice about ways to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the Mayor of Vientiane, Dr Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune, has said.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Baseball Tournament Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Concerns
An upcoming international baseball tournament in Laos has been canceled amid concerns over the new Coronavirus.
— The Laotian Times

Laos promotes trainers on parenting package for improving quality life of children
(KPL) The Lao Women’s Union in collaboration with UNICEF in Laos held a training of trainers on the parenting package, aiming at improving the quality of life and future prospects of children in Laos.
— KPL

Countries urge Laos to conduct dam impact studies
Luang Prabang town, Luang Prabang province – Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam yesterday reiterated concerns over Laos’ proposed Luang Prabang hydropower dam project and urged the country to conduct more studies on potential environmental and social impacts.
— Khmer Times

 

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