Lao morning news for June 30

Lao morning news for June 30

Lao PDR morning news

14,907 cases tested for COVID-19 in Laos since January
Laos has conducted COVID-19 test on 14,907 cases since January, with 19 of them positive, according to Lao Ministry of Health report on Monday.
— Xinhua

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

Tunnel on China-Laos railway drilled through
A 12km-long tunnel on the Kunming-Vientiane Railway to link China with Laos was drilled through on Monday morning.
— The Star

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

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)

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

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)

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.

6th International Day of Yoga marked
Indian Embassy to Laos organized on Jun 27 a Yoga exercise event to celebrate the 6th International Day of Yoga in Vientiane Capital.

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)

Laos attaches great importance to fight against drugs: PM
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 has said.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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)

SF Vietnam War vet Lee Thorn, peace activist who aided Laos, dead at 77
The Vietnam War left a terrible mark on Lee Thorn, searing him with post-traumatic stress disorder from guilty memories of loading bombs onto jets to rain fiery death upon Laos. So he left a mark in return.
— San Francisco Chronicle (paywall)



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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