Lao morning news for January 29

Lao morning news for January 29

Lao PDR morning news

WB supports Laos in disaster reconstruction, resilience
The Lao Ministry of Finance and the World Bank signed a financing agreement of 50 million U.S. dollars on Tuesday, extending support to the ongoing Lao People’s Democratic Republic Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project and Lao Road Sector Project II.
— Xinhua 

Lao Airlines to suspend flights on three Chinese routes
Director of the national flag carrier’s Commercial Department, Mr Noudeng Chanthaphasouk, said “We plan to temporarily halt flights from Vientiane to these three destinations, in a bid to control the spread of the virus.”
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Public urged to be mindful when posting news amid coronavirus outbreak
Director General of the ministry’s Mass Media Department, Mr Pineprathana Phanthamaly, issued the warning on Monday after a large number of Lao people posted and shared news on the outbreak of the coronavirus in China and its spread to neighbouring countries.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

World Bank approves US$50 million for disaster management, road repairs
The Ministry of Finance and the World Bank on Tuesday signed a Financing Agreement of US$50 million extending support to the ongoing Lao PDR Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project and Lao Road Sector Project II.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane Drafts Legal Framework to Crack Down on Noise Pollution
Vientiane Capital has drafted a decision on the suppression of noise pollution after continued complaints by residents in the nation’s capital.
— The Laotian Times 

US launches new programme to strengthen the rule of law in Laos
The US$3.67 million programme is funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US-based McConnell Foundation, and will be implemented by The Asia Foundation and the Ministry of Justice.
— ANN.Vientiane Times 

Laos, FAO discuss challenges, opportunities for food security, nutrition
Food security and nutrition in Laos and across the region are being discussed amid challenges and opportunities including climate change, innovation and digital technologies.

Vientiane targeting 5,241.78 billion kip in revenue
Addressing a meeting of the Vientiane People’s Council last week, Head of the Vientiane Finance Department, Mr Khamphan Malabandith, said that of this amount 3,730.40 billion kip would be handed over to the national government – also an increase of 9.18 percent compared to last year’s plan.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Quesnel Bikers find friendly people in southern Laos
When we last updated you guys on the status of Quesnel Bikers – Good Neighbour Tour of SE Asia, we were getting ready to arrive in the Communist country of Laos. We had been following the Mekong River eastward in Thailand, starting at the city of Chiang Khan.
— Quesnel Cariboo Observer

INTERPLAST plastic & reconstructive surgery to visit Mahosot General Hospital
Interplast Australia & New Zealand (Interplast) will visit the Mahosot General Hospital, Vientiane from Feb 9 to 21 to provide plastic and reconstructive surgical services and training in the areas of reconstructive surgery, particularly related to burns injury.
— KPL 

Permanent market planned for city’s organic farmers
The Vientiane Agriculture and Forestry Department is planning to build a permanent market for use by organic farmers, in Nonghai village, Hadxaifong district.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt issues additional measures, travel warning over coronavirus
The government has announced it will set up a task force committee to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, which caused a pneumonia outbreak in a Chinese city, and has since spread to many other countries.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Interview with Dr. Anoulak Kittikhoun
Dr. Anoulak Kittikhoun currently works as Chief Strategy and Partnership Officer at the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and was the first Lao national to receive a job at the United Nations Secretariat in New York.
— The Laotian Times

Could Lao Baseball take Laos to the World Stage?
Laos saw its first baseball team formed in 2013 when just ten people began with practice sessions at a car park in the capital city of Vientiane. Now, the sport is rapidly developing, with Laos already recognized as the rising star of Asian baseball.
— The Laotian Times 

FAO holds informal meeting in Laos to discuss future of food, agriculture
The future of food and agriculture was on top of the agenda for officials gathered here for the 35th Asia and the Pacific Regional Conference (APRC) Informal Country Consultation of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday.
— Xinhua 

City commerce department reveals plan to boost success of SMEs
Director of the Vientiane Industry and Commerce Department, Mr Berlin Phetchanthalath, unveiled the plan at last week’s meeting of the Vientiane People’s Council.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Discover the breathtaking views in the karsts of Khammuan
This new visitor attraction is located in the Phou Hinboun National Protected Area in Khounkham district, Khammuan province, and is also part of the famous Thakhaek Loop. It has been dubbed “The Peak of the Loop”.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Review: Novel by Paul Yoon offers rare view of war-torn Laos
Three homeless teenagers in war-wracked Laos in 1969 find shelter in a once-grand farm manor that has been turned into a crumbling, makeshift hospital. Cries of patients are echoed by the scream of bombs. There is little food. Morphine is running out.
— Niagara This Week


Feature photo Slow Train to the Coast

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on raptors of Asean, here the spot-bellied eagle-owl, or forest eagle-owl.


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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