Lao morning news for June 4

Lao morning news for June 4

Lao PDR morning newsLabour ministry orders businesses to pay workers amid virus outbreak
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has instructed businesses in the production and service sectors to respect the Law on Labour, related laws, and regulations on the payment of workers affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times

MRC urged to delay Lao dam project scrutiny to allow for more input
Five civil society organisations in Cambodia yesterday asked the Mekong River Commission’s Joint Committee to delay the prior consultation process of Laos’ proposed Luang Prabang project to give more time for its developer to conduct more rigorous studies to ensure the river’s sustainability.
— Khmer Times

Lao students return to schools as govt further eases Covid-19 restrictions
Most Lao students returned to schools on Tuesday (June 2) as the Lao government further eased its precautionary Covid-19 restrictions.
— The Star

Youth volunteers trained for empowering Lao adolescents and young people Led by youth for youth!
The Lao PDR currently has over 2.07 million young people in the age group of 10 to 24 years. This large group of young people can significantly contribute to the social and economic development of a sustainable future for the country.

Health authorities issue dengue rallying call to communities
Local people need to continue emptying containers that could hold stagnant water to stop mosquitoes from breeding and help curb the spread of dengue fever, according to a leading health official.
— Vientiane Times

Another class of FET cohort graduates amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Another cohort of Lao field epidemiologists have successfully completed their one-year Field Epidemiology Training (FET) programme at a graduation ceremony chaired by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bounkong Syhavong, Minister of Health, on May 29 in Vientiane Capital.

Govt okays Singaporean-Lao feasibility study for clean thermal power plant
A Singaporean firm joint-venturing with a Lao partner has agreed with the Lao government to conduct a feasibility study on the development of a clean thermal power plant in the southern province of Xekong.
— Vientiane Times

Two Covid-19 patients discharged, only one remains in hospital
Two of the three last Covid-19 patients at Mittaphab Hospital in Vientiane have been allowed to return home, bringing the number of people who have recovered from the virus to 18.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

NUOL Confucius students go online to sidestep pandemic
The Confucius Institute at the National University of Laos (NUOL) has allowed students to continue their courses in Chinese language and culture during the COVID-19 pandemic via an online curriculum.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Transport ministry driving road safety awareness campaign
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport is continuing its promotion of road safety awareness to reduce the rising number of accidents with support from the Mekong-Lancang special cooperation fund of China.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Facebook shares insights on accurate virus information with local media
Facebook has trained Lao journalists on new social media features to ensure the public has accurate COVID-19 information from global and local health authorities while limiting misinformation and harmful content.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Five dead, four critically injured in Pakkading accident
Five people were killed instantly and four more were critically injured when a luxury SUV and three motorcycles were involved in a collision on Road No 13 South in Pakkading district of Borikhamxay province on Sunday night.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Chinese military provides more medical supplies to help Laos fight COVID-19
The second batch of medical supplies, provided by China’s Ministry of National Defense to its Lao counterpart for the fight against COVID-19, was handed over in the Wattay International Airport of Lao capital Vientiane on Tuesday.
— Xinhua



Feature photo Countryside Adventures
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Bicycle Day, June 3.


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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