Lao morning news for May 15

Lao morning news for May 15

Lao PDR morning news

Laos allows entry of many foreign workers
Laos has allowed the entry of many foreign workers as the country has gone without any new case of COVID-19 for 32 consecutive days as of May 14, the Lao Health Ministry said.
— Vietnam Plus

Agriculture ministry, FAO, WFP ease COVID-19 food insecurity impacts
Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, the World Food Programme (WFP) are cooperating with the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to draft a response plan and provide direct assistance to farmers continuing to produce food for their communities.
— Vientiane Times

Laos records no new case of COVID-19 for 32 consecutive days
Laos reported no new case of the COVID-19 for 32 consecutive days and the total number of the confirmed cases in the country remains at 19.
— Xinhua

Five Miners Killed in Blast at Chinese Coal Mine in Laos
Five miners were killed and another left seriously injured in an explosion May 10 at a Chinese coal mine in the Ta Oy district of Saravane province in southern Laos, sources told RFA on Thursday.

Nearly $37 billion invested in Laos
The Lao government has approved more than 6,000 investment projects with combined funding of nearly $37 billion since the introduction of the market-oriented economy in the 1980s.
— The Phnom Penh Post

French aid injects 2 million euro into regional COVID-19 response
French Development Agency (AFD) recently authorised 2 million euro in grants to assist the Institut Pasteur in Laos and neighbouring countries to strengthen surveillance, diagnosis and response systems of South-East Asian countries to epidemics.
— Vientiane Times

Public urged to maintain vigilance in fight against Covid-19
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Thursday urged the public and relevant authorities to continue to follow and enforce virus prevention measures even though there have been no new cases of Covid-19 for 32 consecutive days.
— Vientiane Times

Vientiane prepares for wet season farming
Vientiane’s Department of Agriculture and Forestry has issued a notice to its subordinate offices in the city’s nine districts, instructing them to make adequate preparations for crop growing in the amidst of uncertainty about rainfall levels..
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane bus enterprise resumes operations on more routes
The Vientiane State Bus Enterprise (VSBE), which started operations on three routes earlier this month, resumed operations on more routes across the city today.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Nestle Indochina of Thailand contributes to fight against Covid-19 in Laos
Nestle Indochina of Thailand has donated 300,000 baht to the Lao Red Cross to assist the country’s efforts to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Experts fine-tune seasonal forecast system for farmers
Specialists are improving the current version of the Laos Climate Services for Agriculture (LaCSA) system, with advanced features and improved farmer recommendations expected to come online within weeks.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos planning new Mekong River Dam
LAOS has submitted plans to build a new hydropower dam later this year and started consultations with the Mekong River Commission (MRC).

Vietnam extends condolences to Laos over former PM’s passing
The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee, the National Assembly, the President, the Government, and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee on May 13 sent a message of condolences to their Lao counterparts over the recent passing of former Prime Minister Sisavath Keobounphanh.
— Nhan Dan

Police detain 153 youngsters over motorbike offences
Vientiane police last week detained 153 young motorbike riders after they raced at high speed along city streets, endangering other road users and disturbing local residents.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



Feature photo We Mine for Progress
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, May 17.


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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