Lao morning news for June 29

Lao morning news for June 29

Lao PDR morning news

Laos reports one more death from dengue fever
The Lao Ministry of Health on Saturday reported 41 new confirmed cases of dengue fever and one more death from the disease.
— The Laotian Times

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.

Tourist numbers drop 17 percent in first five months of 2020
The number of domestic and foreign tourists holidaying in Laos during the first five months of this year fell sharply compared to the same period last year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos: Govt closely monitoring self-quarantine of people entering country
The Laos government continues to implement preventive measures and carefully monitor the self-quarantine of people entering Laos especially returning workers to prevent a second wave of Covid-19 (coronavirus).
— The Laotian Times

Gov’t proposes lowering growth target
The government has suggested the National Assembly revise downward economic growth targets set for 2020 due to the impacts of COVID-19.

PM: Laos attaches great importance to fight against drugs
Laos has placed a strong emphasis on combatting drug abuse and illicit trafficking, joining the international community in battling the drug trade, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (pic) has said.
— The Laotian Times

Lao Residents Chafe at Chinese-Language Signs at Construction Sites, SEZs
Lao residents are voicing increasing annoyance at the appearance in the country of signboards at business places and building sites written only in Chinese, seeing them as a sign of their powerful northern neighbor’s growing economic influence in the impoverished one-party communist state.

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.

Lane Xang Minerals Limited Sepon Mine Marks New Gold Era
Lane Xang Minerals Limited Sepon Mine celebrated a gold pour this week, marking the beginning of a new gold era for the operation.
— The Laotian Times

Schoolchildren Rushed to Hospital Following Deworming Medicine
Deworming medicine provided to primary schools in Laos resulted in some students being rushed to hospital yesterday after experiencing mild side effects.
— The Laotian Times

PM calls for Asean collaboration to prevent second wave of Covid-19
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has reiterated the need for Asean nations to strengthen joint efforts to prevent a second outbreak of Covid-19 and to share in post-pandemic economic recovery.
— Vientiane Times

Laos Remains Unable to Streamline Investment Process
While Laos has been promoting a one-stop investment service for many years, lawmakers admit that the reality remains a tedious process mired in bureaucracy.
— The Laotian Times

Education project gives boost to disadvantaged children
The third phase of the Improving and Supporting Education for Children Project has been launched to benefit children in Khammuan, Savannakhet, Saravan and Xekong provinces.
— Vientiane Times

Govt, partners launch northern nutrition, agri development programmes
The government in cooperation with its partners has launched the Partnerships for Irrigation and Commercialisation of Smallholder Agriculture (PICSA).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Bidding for Fifth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge project scheduled for July
A bidding on the construction of the Fifth Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge project is scheduled in July with a winning contractor being scheduled to sign for it in August, confirmed government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat on Sunday.
— The Star

Thousands turn out for monk president’s funeral
Thousands of people and monks gathered at the Pha That Luang esplanade in Xaysettha district, Vientiane, on Friday to attend the funeral of the President of the Lao Buddhist Fellowship Organisation, His Holiness Yathanyai Maha-Ngon Damrongboun.
— Vientiane Times

Savannakhet to recommend Na Ngeuak field be made national heritage site
Savannakhet province plans to recommend to the government that Na Ngeuak field in Vilabouly district be declared a national heritage site.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

China Plows Ahead with High-Speed Rail Line for Southeast Asia
The coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe looks to have done little, at least in Laos, to slow China’s grand plans for a high-speed rail line linking its landlocked interior to the bustling ports of Singapore through mainland Southeast Asia.
— VOA News

New US ambassador to Laos shifts focus to economic cooperation
The new US ambassador to Laos has vowed to make the improvement of Laos-US economic relations and cooperation a top priority during his mission here.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Man caught carrying 50 kg of meth in Lao border province
Police in north-central Vietnam’s Nghe An Province detained a man on Friday for transporting 50 kg of methamphetamine by car.
— VN Express


Feature photo UNICEF Laos
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Asean’s frontline healthcare workers in the battle against COVID-19


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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