Lao morning news for July 7

Lao morning news for July 7

Lao PDR morning news

Japan provides anti-viral medicine Avigan in fight against COVID-19
The Government of Japan recently handed over to the Lao Ministry of Health enough of the anti-viral medicine Avigan to treat 100 people suffering from coronavirus symptoms.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, Vietnam seek to resume post-pandemic cooperation
Laos and Vietnam plan to extend efforts to revive their economies through mutual visits and people-to-people exchanges and are considering reopening flights between the two countries as soon as possible.
— Vientiane Times

Drug gangs start to target Laos border
Thailand has sought help from Laos to step up efforts against drug trafficking along the Thai-Lao border after smugglers changed their routes from the North to Northeast due to heavy suppression along the northern boundary with Myanmar.
— Bangkok Post

Three Lao men to die for drug trafficking
Three Lao men were sentenced to death Monday and two others got 20 years each for trafficking 28 kilograms of heroin and meth.
— VN Express

NA’s 9th Ordinary Session wraps up
The 9th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature wrapped up last Thursday following the approval of revised growth targets and amendments to five laws and other document of national importance.

UNICEF provides critical supplies to 12 provinces to address protection risks during COVID-19
On the 1st and 2ndJuly 2020, UNICEF Lao PDR handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) worth US$30,000 to the Lao Women’s Union (LWU) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MOLSW) respectively.

Laotian Caught With 7kg Of Drugs In Tea Packets
Stung Treng: The Provincial Office of the Anti-Narcotics Bureau in collaboration with Trapaing Kralan International Border force and the Stung Treng Provincial Police Force arrested a Laotian man One for drug trafficking and illegally storing more than seven kilograms of drugs (*thought to be methamphetamine).

Vietnamese, Laos leaders hold talks on Covid-19 fight, ties
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held talks here with his Laos counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith, who is paying a two-day visit to the country, discussing Covid-19 fighting experiences and measures to strengthen bilateral ties, according to the Vietnamese government’s official website.
— The Star

Health officials target reduction in unwanted pregnancies
Health officials from the nation’s south met in Borikhamxay province recently to discuss methods of providing more information about family planning to Lao youth to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies.
— Vientiane Times

Xayaboury partners with farmers to promote agricultural development
Xayaboury provincial authorities recently issued an agreement notice for a sustainable agriculture development fund to gather the necessary financial resources to drive growth in farming production.
— Vientiane Times

Heathfield International School Selected for Oxford Curriculum
Heathfield International School last week announced its selection by Oxford Education to join a Pilot School Program commencing this year, which will allow the school to implement the esteemed Oxford International Curriculum.
— The Laotian Times

Chinese int’l school to open in Vientiane
Minxin Kindergarten, a Chinese International School, is scheduled to open at the start of the new school year in September and will be temporarily housed at the Landmark Hotel in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Buddhist Lent


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