Lao morning news for June 15

Lao morning news for June 15

Lao PDR morning news

Laos records 25 new cases of dengue fever
Lao Ministry of Health on Thursday reported 25 new confirmed cases of dengue fever, bringing the total number of infections to 1,733.
— Xinhua

Vang Vieng Clamps Down on Noisy Visitors
Authorities in Vang Vieng district have urged holidaymakers to cease playing loud music and to follow measures for the prevention of Covid-19.
— The Laotian Times

Laos’ exports rise but nation still faces deficit
The value of Laos’ exports in May was higher than that for April but the country continues to face a trade deficit.
— Xinhua

Cambodia COVID-19 travel model provides path for CLMVT recovery
The decision last week by Cambodia to introduce a user pays, enhanced COVID-19 screening process for all foreign arrivals is at the bleeding edge of public pandemic prevention.
— AEC News Today

Laos people celebrate their victory over Covid-19 pandemic
It was a happy Sunday (June 14) as Laos people have showed their appreciation towards the medical teams and all relevant sectors since the Laos government announced a victory in the battle against Covid-19 after all 19 patients were discharged from hospitals.
— The Star

Laos’ super highway – the Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway is 70% complete
The construction of the 113.50km expressway linking Vientiane and Vangvieng is now over 70 per cent complete and authorities expect an official handover ceremony to take place at the end of this year.
— The Star

TV schooling airing rerun to encourage distance education
Education experts have consulted on the continued production of a curriculum-based TV programme to encourage distance education in rural areas following a successful airing during the school shutdown.
— Vientiane Times

Filipino workers in Laos, Norway flown home
THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday repatriated 390 Filipinos from Laos and Norway.
— The Manila Times

Savannakhet drops tourist site entrance fees to attract more visitors
Savannakhet is offering free entry to tourist sites, upgrading facilities and attractions as well as creating more activities to entice visitors as the province reemerges from the easing of Covid-19 lockdown measures.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Nang-Noi programme extension launched in Oudomxay to empower adolescent girls, boys
In support of the Lao government efforts for empowerment of adolescent girls, extension of Nang-Noi programme was launched on Tuesday, 9th June by the Ministry of Education and Sports with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Special economic zone office, health officials cooperate on worker check-ups
The Special Economic Zone Promotion and Management Office (SEZPMO) has agreed to enhance cooperation with Occupation Safety and Health Checkup of Lao PDR (OHCL), Ministry of Health to ensure zone workers across the country to stay healthy.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Document signed for Wattay Airport improvement project
JICA and Department of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport signed the Record of Discussions (R/D) on Jun 10 to proceed with the Project for Technical Support on Continuous Improvement of Vientiane International Airport.

Development of Lao disabled women faces multiple challenges
The development of Lao disabled women faces numerous challenges, such as a lack of educational equipment, coping with different types of disabilities, and following up on participants in specialised training programmes.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

International association donates items worth nearly US$200,000
The Korea – Laos Friendship Association recently donated essential items and medical supplies worth US$193,000 to the Laos – Korea Friendship Association. The items included eye drops and 366 boxes of consumer goods such as baby milk power, toothbrushes, shoes and clothes.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Government Appoints New EDL Director
A new director has been appointed to head Électricité du Laos, the state enterprise that owns and operates electricity transmission and distribution in Laos.
— The Laotian Times

Lao, Indian PMs discuss COVID-19 response, cooperation
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and his Indian counterpart Narendra Damodardas Modi on Friday commended the successful progress Laos and India have made in preventing and controlling COVID-19 during their talks via telephone.
— Vientiane Times

Mekong countries, Japan prepare for foreign ministers meeting
Senior officials from countries in the Mekong subregion and Japan met on June 10 to discuss the drafts of documents to be adopted at the upcoming 13th Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers Meeting.
— Vientiane Times

EDL gets new chief
The government has appointed a new Acting Managing Director of Electricite du Laos (EDL) amid heightened expectations from the government and public that the state-owned enterprise will improve its business operations and services.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



Feature photo FNML -Southern Laos Food & Nutrition Security and Market Linkages Programme
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Sustainable Gastronomy Day, June 18.


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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