Lao morning news for June 11

Lao morning news for June 11

Lao PDR morning news

Vietnam to Resume Flights to Safe Countries Including Laos
Vietnam is to resume flights between countries that have been free of Covid-19 cases for 30 days, with Laos in a list of priority destinations.
— The Laotian Times

Laos Plans New Coal-Fired Power Plant in Sekong Province
Laos has plans to build a new coal-fired power plant in Sekong province in the southeastern part of the country, raising concerns among local residents and environmental groups who fear damage to area farmland and forests, sources in the one-party communist state say.
— RFA

China’s BRI strategy and Laos: The Statesman contributors
Despite Covid-19 ravaging almost the entire world, China has continued to push forth its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), taking advantage of the vacuum created by the months-long pandemic.
— The Straits Times

Construction of Bokeo-Xayaboury bridge passes halfway point
A 505-metre bridge spanning the Mekong River between Paktha district in Bokeo province and Khop district in Xayaboury province and linking to Thailand is over 55 percent complete.
— Vientiane Times

Aid donated to fight COVID-19 reaches 99.85 b kip
Assistance provided in cash and in-kind to help the government battle the COVID-19 pandemic has reached more than 99.85 billion kip, and the purchase of additional urgently needed equipment is underway, authorities have said.
— Vientiane Times

Fish Conservation Zones protect biodiversity in central Laos
Recent research funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has shown that fish sanctuaries can have a large impact on the number of species caught by local fishermen.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Education ministry launches training of trainers for new Grade 2 curriculum
Ministry of Education and Sports partnered with the Australian government on Tuesday to launch the training of trainers for the new Grade 2 curriculum in Vientiane,
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Work underway on Maha Nathi Sithandone project
The construction of the Maha Nathi Sithandon project is proceeding according to plan and all tasks in its first phase are expected to be completed in 2020.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Authorities planning tourist site upgrades to revitalise sector
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism is drafting a plan to improve and restore tourist sites across the country to help the sector rebound after the COVID-19 lockdown.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Research centre’s new YouTube channel teaches better farming techniques
The National Agriculture Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, recently launched a YouTube channel to promote smarter agricultural techniques and increased production.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos to build cenotaphs to honour military pilots of former Soviet Union
The General Department of Politics of the Lao People’s Army under the Ministry of National Defence has given the green light to a local company to build two cenotaphs to honour military pilots of the former Soviet Union.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Hot weather, thunderstorms, wind squalls forecast this week
Parts of the central and southern provinces will experience more thunderstorms accompanied by rain and strong winds from June 9-11, while from June 12-15 some areas of the northeast and central provinces will also
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

 

 

Feature photo United Nations in Lao PDR
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Day Against Child Labour, June 12.

 

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