Lao morning news for July 2

Lao morning news for July 2

Lao PDR morning news

Laos keep entry restrictions in place until end of July
The Lao Government has decided to keep its international border gates closed to normal exit-entry, except for Lao citizens or foreigners with urgent need who must receive permission from the Lao national steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control.
— Vietnam Plus

Laos and Myanmar to Target Domestic Tourism
The message that came out of the 7th MeTAG webinar, organised by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) in Bangkok last week, was clear – domestic tourism is going to play a very important role for countries looking to rebuild their tourism revenue.
— Travel News Asia

Laos to move on third Mekong dam project despite neighbours’ green concerns
Laos is pushing ahead with a hydropower project on the Mekong River, despite reservations aired by neighbouring countries over its potential to harm fisheries and farming downstream, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Wednesday (Jul 10.
— Travel News Asia

Cambodia and Laos happy as Thailand reopens 37 border checkpoints
Thailand will reopen checkpoints on the border with all neighboring states to resume cross-border cargo transport and trading from Wednesday, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha.
— The Jakarta Post

PM’s Office warns not to neglect Covid-19 preventive measures
The Prime Minister’s Office has warned ministers, provincial governors and relevant authorities not to neglect containment and preventive measures against Covid-19 citing the country remains at risk of facing second wave of the disease as confirmed cases in the region and around the world keep rising.

Govt proposes amendment of water resources, environmental laws
The government has asked the National Assembly to endorse the amendment of two laws, namely those relating to water and water resources, and environmental protection.
— Vientiane Times

Minxin School to start mandarin-dominated curriculum with kindergarten kids first
Minxin Chinese International School (MCIS) has scheduled to open its teaching and learning for kindergarten 1 and 2 levels within a temporary school premises at Landmark Hotel, Vientiane Capital this September.

Laos, Chinese firm partner to improve food quality
Laos plans to open a national centre this year to inspect and guarantee the quality of food products and beverages that have either been imported or produced domestically.
— Vientiane Times

Consumption of products derived from vulnerable wildlife species pervasive in Laos
A new study of wildlife consumption in northern Laos by San Diego Zoo Global researchers found widespread use of products made from sun bears, Asiatic bears and serows—goat-like mammals found throughout Asia—among other vulnerable species.

KOICA supports COVID-19 preventive activities for Attapeu disaster victims
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is supporting 3,800 Attapeu province disaster victims in temporary shelters with COVID-19 preventive materials and an awareness raising campaign.
— Vientiane Times

Laos reiterates need for continuing partnership to tackle Covid-19 crisis
Laos has reiterated its intention to continue to work with other countries to address the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic by sharing information, lessons learnt and other efforts towards economic recovery.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Information ministry, US Embassy to cultivate cooperation
Laos and the United States will enhance their cooperation in the fields of information, culture and tourism, with the two sides to confer further on the details.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt strengthens early childhood education
The government is placing a strong emphasis on early childhood education in order to meet the Millennium Development Goal on universal primary education.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Widespread heavy downpours forecast across Laos
Regions across Laos have been put on alert for flash floods and landslides after weather forecasters warned an active low pressure system will increase heavy rains in parts of the country during July 1-5.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Bokeo Women’s Union adopts 34 new development projects
Bokeo province’s Women’s Union will undertake 10 development plans aimed at women, which will involve 34 projects under its five-year plan for 2021-2025.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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