Lao morning news for March 11

Lao morning news for March 11

Lao PDR morning news

Ministry urges postponement of crowded social events
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has issued a notice discouraging the organisation of large events including weddings, as the government intensifies efforts to minimise the risk of a Covid-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times

Ministry investigates on-ground collision at Wattay airport
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has formed a special committee to investigate a collision on the Wattay International Airport tarmac on Monday between a Thai Airways Airbus A330-300 and a private jet.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao businesses lose out as National Games is postponed
Business operators in Xieng Khuang province are feeling the impact of the postponement of the National Games which had been scheduled for March 22 to April 1.
— The Star

Japan supports strengthening health facilities in Huaphan
The government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth USD 409,658 to strengthen health centres and district hospitals and improve basic medical services in Huaphan province.

“Best student” exams cancelled over Covid-19 concerns
The Ministry of Education and Sports has cancelled the National Best Student Exams for secondary school pupils to prevent the possible spread of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao, Cambodian ministries ink cooperation pact
Lao and Cambodian ministries have signed cooperation minutes for 2020 in Vientiane and agreed to continue to work together on border issues including cracking down on drug and human trafficking.
— Vientiane Times

Police target schoolchildren in drug awareness campaign
Vientiane Public Security Headquarters is running a drug awareness campaign in Vientiane schools to help students understand the dangers of drugs and the law in this regard, while also trying to curb drug dealing.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt cultivates farmers’ commercial opportunities
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has launched an initiative to help farmers improve trade opportunities and enhance self-sufficiency by reducing imports.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Xieng Khuang hoteliers bear the brunt of games’ postponement
Business operators in Xieng Khuang province are feeling the impact of the postponement of the National Games which had been scheduled for March 22 to April 1.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Germany backs access to finance for Lao MSMEs
Germany has approved an additional US$7.7 million for the Lao Access to Finance Fund (LAFF) to facilitate access to long-term finance for households and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in rural areas.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan Supports UXO Risk Education, Economic Support Project in Xieng Khuang
The Government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth USD 213,927 for the UXO Risk Education and Economic Support Project in Xieng Khuang Province.

150 scholarships up for grabs at Khammuan technical collegte
The Technical-Vocational College in Khammuan province will provide 150 scholarships to enable people aged 15-35 to take short-term training programmes
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

EDITORIAL: It’s important to keep ourselves safe from Covid-19
Taking strong actions to maintain surveillance and prevent the spread of COVID-19 is a top priority for every country across the world.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

NUOL hopeful of more scholarships from Korean firm
The Faculty of Social Sciences at the National University of Laos (NUOL) and the Certified Public Tax Accounting Company of the Republic of Korea are set to continue their cooperation in NUOL’s educational development in the 2020-2021 academic year.
— Vientiane Times

Five killed in motorbike, bus accidents
A motorbike rider and his two passengers were killed on Sunday night when the bike they were on careered off Namkhem Bridge and fell into the water in Thasavang village, Xaythany district, Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on street musicians around Asean.

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