Lao morning news for June 26

Lao morning news for June 26

Lao PDR morning news

Thousands of Jobless Lao Workers Return Home From Thailand in Last Two Months
As many as 3,000 Lao workers have returned home during the last two months, crossing the border from Thailand after losing their jobs amid business shut-downs due to coronavirus fears, sources in Laos say.

Authorities calm fears about worm treatment after children fall ill
Health authorities have confirmed that the intestinal worm drug Mebendazole posed no danger for children despite reports of some students having symptoms of nausea and vomiting after taking the antiparasitic medication.
— Vientiane Times

Government takes 10 measures to relieve Covid-19 impacts
The government has exempted workers with a monthly income of 5 million kip and lower from paying income tax. This constitutes one of several measures the government is taking to mitigate socio-economic impacts of Covid-19.

Laos achieves positive result in Covid-19 prevention: govt report
Laos has achieved excellent result in Covid-19 control and prevention, as the country recorded no new confirmed cases for 73 consecutive days, Lao Ministry of Health said in its press release on Wednesday (June 24).
— The Star

PM interacts with NA members
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has welcomed the comments made by National Assembly members, after spending two days listening to debates.
— Vientiane Times

Laos backs Asean plan on human resource development
LAOS has voiced support for the Asean plan on human resource development through the organisation of joint activities that would deliver more benefits to Asean citizens.
— The Star

NA worried government will be unable to meet growth targets
Several targets set for the government’s socio-economic development plan, state budget plan, and monetary plan are unlikely to be met due to slow growth in services and other sectors of economic composition, according to Vice President of the National Assembly Bounpone Bouttanavong.

One-stop service ‘still can’t be implemented’: DPM
The one-stop service introduced by the government to enable the completion of service procedures at one location is still not implemented effectively, a deputy prime minister told parliament on Thursday.
— Vientiane Times

National Assembly’s 9th ordinary session opened
The 9th ordinary session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature was opened this morning in Vientiane Capital in the presence of the President of the National Assembly Pany Yathortou, President Bounnhang Vorachit, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and other Party and government leaders, and people’s representatives.

Australia reconfirms support for education development
Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting education development in Laos and is hopeful that the Basic Education and Quality in Laos (BEQUAL) project will help improve teaching and learning in disadvantaged areas, especially for girls, ethnic children and children with a disability.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt injects 120 billion kip into 2020 rural development
The government has injected 120 billion kip into 703 projects in rural communities this year as part of the national development plan to drive poverty reduction efforts.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Ministry bolsters awareness against money laundering, bribery
Officials and civil servants need to be vigilant against all forms of bribery and money laundering with any involvement constituting a criminal offence, a department head has cautioned.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos-China railway kicks off Chinese language training programme
The Laos-China Railway Company has started a Chinese language training programme in Vientiane for the first group of Lao nationals in preparation for the launch of its operations in December 2021.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt supports rearing of livestock in Xieng Khuang
The government’s project for supporting the commercial rearing of animals in northern Laos recently provided materials worth more than 1.35 billion kip to farmers in Phaxay district of Xieng Khuang province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)


Feature photo John Le Fevre
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day, June 27.


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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