Lao morning news for June 18

Lao morning news for June 18

Lao PDR morning news

Lao Shoppers Hard Hit by Doubled Prices of Essential Foods
Prices for essential foods have recently surged in village markets in Laos despite growing levels of unemployment due to business closings to prevent the spread of coronavirus, sources in the one-party communist state say.

Nearly 1,400 Lao students welcomed back to school in Vietnam
Nearly 1,400 Lao students were welcomed back to school in Vietnam’s northern province of Son La on June 17.
— Vietnam Plus

China Pressed On Mekong Dams After Low Water Levels
China was pressed Tuesday to show more transparency over its dam operations on the Mekong River, months after downstream water levels hit record lows and threatened millions of livelihoods.
— The ASEAN Post

National Assembly’s 9th ordinary session to be opened next week
The 9th ordinary session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature is going to be opened on Jun 24, 2020 and will last till Jul 2, according to the Secretary of the National Assembly Suansavanh Viyaketh.

Long tunnel stretching 15 km on China-Laos railway is completed
The construction of a 15.2-km-long tunnel on the China-Laos railway was completed on Sunday, and the constructors said the railway link will come into operation in 2021.
— Pineville Voice

Germany continues supporting forestry protection in Laos
The governments of Laos and Germany have agreed to implement the new phase of the project “Climate Protection through Avoided Deforestation (CliPAD)” and the ’’Implementation of Governance, Forest Landscapes and Livelihoods (I-GFLL)” programme.

Social security organisation offers financial relief to staff laid off during pandemic
Employers can register with the Lao Social Security Organisation (LSS) to request financial assistance for temporarily unemployed staff or those who lost workdays due to social distancing measures during the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times

Vientiane residents to access sustainable waste management system
Laos and international partners are uniting to develop the nation’s capital into a city where all citizens have access to adequate waste collection services, under the concept ‘Clean, Green, and Livable Vientiane’.
— Vientiane Times

Experts warn of increased nutritional deficiency due to Covid-19
Stunting levels in Laos remain a public health concern even without a lockdown, but the recent restrictions on movement and difficulties in obtaining food during the Covid-19 outbreak have exacerbated the situation, nutrition experts say.
— Vientiane Times

Stakeholders to tackle environmental issues at tourism sites
Stakeholders in southern Laos will step up to tackle environmental issues at tourism sites as part of efforts to promote environmental responsibility.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Central bank’s women’s union promotes social issues
The women’s union of the Bank of the Lao PDR has promoted the rights of women and children, gender issues, blood donation drives and issues of disadvantaged people over the past five years.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane police cracking down on motorcycle street racers
Local police are determined to put a stop to groups of young motorcycle street racers speeding recklessly along the city’s roads at night endangering other road users and disturbing residents.
— 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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