Lao morning news for June 16

Lao morning news for June 16

Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR has avoided a major health crisis, yet to be immune to global economic downturn
The Lao PDR has so far avoided a major health crisis but has not been immune from the global economic downturn as the COVID-19-induced economic recession has affected the country through multiple channels including tourism, trade, investment, commodity prices, exchange rates, and lower remittances.
— KPL

Xi says China ready to strengthen anti-pandemic cooperation with Laos
China is ready to strengthen cooperation with Laos in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic, said General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday.
— Xinhua

Laos airing TV schooling reruns 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.
— The Star

JICA backs Wattay International Airport upgrade
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Laos’ Department of Civil Aviation have reached an agreement on improving the Wattay International Airport, including the terminal and runway.
— Vientiane Times

New strategy to address Mekong wide challenges near finishing line
A draft Mekong basin development strategy to respond to critical environmental and social pressures from ongoing and planned developments and climate change in the Mekong River Basin has now received a greenlight from a governance body of the Mekong River Commission, according to a special meeting of the MRC.
— KPL

Lao Villager Held in Detention Three Months After Land Protest in Vientiane
Authorities in the Lao capital of Vientiane are holding a young villager detained three months ago during a land dispute in Saysettha district’s Xiengda village, depriving him of adequate food and forbidding family members from seeing him, Lao sources say.
— RFA

US supports efforts to reduce stunting in Laos
Laos’ Ministry of Health and Save the Children have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to implement the second phase of the Integrated Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
— Vientiane Times

New decree promotes unity among ethnic groups
The government has promulgated a prime ministerial decree designed to promote unity among the nation’s diverse ethnic groups.
— Vientiane Times

Donnokkhoum-450 road to be completed by end of year
Work on the 11-km road from Donnokkhoum village in Sisattanak district to the 450 Year Road in Xaysettha district is expected to finish at the end of this year with the project almost 90 percent complete.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Farmers receive training to strengthen agro-climatic monitoring
Farmers in the provinces of Savannakhet and Luang Namtha are being trained on strengthening agro-climatic monitoring and information systems.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Authorities monitor return of Lao workers to Saravan
Taskforce committees set up to control the spread of Covid-19 in Saravan province have been advised to find volunteers to assist staff working at quarantine centres.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt officials discuss sustainable development goals
Government officials met in Vientiane last week to review progress in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to prepare for a national conference on the National Socio-Economic Development Plan.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Mekong embankment in Savannakhet set to become a tourist attraction
An embankment and promenade being built along the Mekong River in Savannakhet’s provincial capital will be a model of flood prevention while also providing a green space for local residents.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane to Vang Vieng Expressway 70% Complete
Construction of an expressway linking Vientiane to Vang Vieng is now 70 percent complete and is expected to be ready for use at the end of this year.
— The Laotian Times

 

 

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.

 

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