Lao morning news for July 21

Lao morning news for July 21

Lao PDR morning news

Lao gov’t continues to strictly monitor people entering Laos
The Lao government continues to strictly monitor people entering the country to avoid a second wave of COVID-19 outbreak, according to Lao Ministry of Health report on Monday.
— Xinhuanet

Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 beyond the Health Sector
Having successfully managed the health risks of COVID-19, the Lao PDR now it is important to turn to its agricultural sector to mitigate the devastating impact of the virus on the country’s economy.
— KPL

Oudomxay completes building homes for 164 at-risk families at safer location
Authorities in Oudomxay province have completed building new homes for 164 households along Baeng River that were vulnerable to natural disasters and were affected by landslides and flash floods in recent years.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lack of Rain, Dams Hurt Livelihoods on Mekong River
The rainy season has begun in South and Southeast Asia. Farmers and fishermen are hopeful for wet weather after a long period of below normal rainfall.
— VOA Learning English

Xayaboury promotes private investment in irrigation expansion
Xayaboury authorities have imposed a new policy, which allows private firms to invest in construction and commercial operation of the irrigation network as demand for water for farming in the province grows.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, Turkey partner on UXO risk education, disaster preparedness
The governments of Laos and Turkey have teamed up for the ongoing ‘Strengthening Early Warning Systems and incorporating UXO Risk Education in Laos’ project.
— The Star

King Xaysetthathirath statue ready for move to Attapeu historical park
An 18-tonne King Xaysetthathirath brass statue has been completed in Vientiane and is ready to be moved to a park honouring the great Lao leader in Hadxaikhao village, Xaysettha district, Attapeu province.
— Vientiane Times

Bridge beams installed on railway’s two Mekong River crossings
All beams of the two bridges crossing the Mekong River in northern Luang Prabang province have been installed as part of the Laos-China Railway construction project.
— Vientiane Times

It’s not just Thailand, other Mekong River basin countries too are keeping Covid-19 at bay
From having the second highest number of Covid-19 cases outside China in late January to reporting not a single case of local transmission for about seven weeks, Thailand’s success in maintaining a low caseload and fatalities has been a case in point. In fact, the trend has been noticed in other countries situated along the Mekong River basin — Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar.
— The Indian Express

Vientiane province to develop new cave to attract tourists
Authorities in Vientiane provincial plan to develop the biggest cave in the region, located at Namfeuang village in Maed district, as a natural tourism site to attract more tourists.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Targeted curriculums key to boosting labour skill development
Vocational specialists at institutes for skill development across the country have to work harder to strengthen curriculums in response to the needs of the job market, according to an official.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Compensation talks underway for expressways, completed for Laos-China railway: Vientiane Mayor
Many people have not accepted compensation for their land and assets impacted by the construction of an expressway in Vientiane and further negotiations are needed, the Vientiane Mayor has said.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

 

 

Feature photo Ketnaphone Choulamany
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Lao Women’s Union Establishment Day, July 20.

 

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