Lao morning news for May 22

Lao morning news for May 22

Lao PDR morning news

Laos resumes domestic transportation
Domestic travel is now permitted in Laos for all people throughout the country, but prevention measures and guidelines must be strictly followed, Director General of Department of Transport under Lao Ministry of Public Works and Transport Bounta Onnavong told a press conference on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Over 1,200 infected with dengue
Since Dec 28, 2019 more than 1,200 people have been infected with dengue and two have died from the disease including one each in Vientiane Capital and Xayaboury.

Apparent surge in electricity bills sparks complaints
Many in society have expressed concerns about their increasing power bills even though measures were introduced from April to June to curb electricity tariffs during the country’s lockdown.
— Vientiane Times

Luxembourg pledges 3 million euros for Covid-19 response
Luxembourg has pledged 3 million euros to enable Laos to strengthen the national and provincial health response to Covid-19, with 240,000 euros handed over to the Ministry of Health on Thursday.
— Vientiane Times

Vietnam caps price of wind power to be imported from Laos at 6.95 cents
The Vietnamese government has approved a feed-in tariff cap of 6.95 U.S. cents per kilowatt-hour for wind power it plans to import from Laos.
— VN Express

Govt officials urged to expedite aid to the unemployed
Local labour authorities around the country need to quickly implement government measures to assist the unemployed and help cushion inevitable job losses in the months to come, according to a leading official.
— Vientiane Times

Vientiane inspects road upgrades as city emerges from lockdown
Vientiane authorities are actively monitoring the progress of road construction projects in the capital after the spread of the coronavirus delayed several.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane water reduces household tariffs by 5 percent
Vientiane Water Supply Enterprise will reduce its rates from May to July for household customers by five percent with the change coming into effect next month.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

39 days no infections prompts gradual reopening of int’l borders
Authorities have announced they will begin reopening international borders with neighbouring countries as Laos recorded no new COVID-19 cases for 39 days on Thursday. The international borders comprise China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos calls on region to make joint effort to control pandemic
Laos has called for countries in the Asia-Pacific region to make a concerted effort and cooperate in trying to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control, as the global infection rate spirals.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

New app to provide reproductive health information
The Centre for Communication and Education on Health under the Ministry of Health on Monday launched a new mobile application aimed at meeting the need of young people for in-depth information on reproductive health.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



Feature photo Bee Keeping Center Xiengkhouang
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Bee Day, May 20.


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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