Lao morning news for May 26

Lao morning news for May 26

Lao PDR morning news

43 days with no new infections but tight border controls remain
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control says Laos will continue to close its borders to foreigners in order to prevent the spread of the virus, even though only five people still test positive for Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

ADB approves 20 mln USD loan to support Laos’ emergency response to COVID-19
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved on Monday a 20-million-U.S.-dollar loan to support Laos’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lao News Agency (KPL) reported on Monday.
— Xinhua

Laos begins to reopen as Coronavirus lockdown eased
In response to the recent Covid-19 outbreak, governments across the world have put measures in place to curb the spread of the disease and protect citizens.
— Eureporter

Amended Law on Insurance in Laos
The newly amended Law on Insurance was published in the Electronic Official Gazette on March 30, 2020, and has been in effect since April 15.
— Lexology

Weather forecasters brighten outlook for agriculture
Government officials gathered in Vientiane last week for a two-day course on collecting agro-meteorological data for modelling purposes as part of the Laos Climate Services for Agriculture (LaCSA) system.
— Vientiane Times

PM advises energy ministry to clarify electricity charges
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has directed the Ministry of Energy and Mines to clearly explain the electricity tariff structure following concerns raised by society about increased monthly bills.
— Vientiane Times

Researchers compare notes on grassroots development tackling poverty
Experienced local officials and researchers from various organisations presented research papers during a meeting to discuss Community Driven Development (CDD) in Vientiane on Friday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Xayaboury sets ambitious US$7M tourism target for 2020
Xayaboury province is targeting to bring in more than US$7 million from tourism this year as it looks ahead to the lifting of lockdown measures so visitors can move around more freely.
— Vientiane Times

Severe storms ravage Saravan killing baby, injuring six
A baby died, and six other people were injured when wild thunderstorms struck Tounlam district of Saravan province recently in the nation’s south.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Railway Tracks Laid Through Tunnel in First for Laos-China Railway
Railway tracks have been laid through a tunnel along the Laos-China Railway for the first time, marking a historic achievement for the project.
— The Laotian Times

Xaysomboun launches construction of two roads
Xaysomboun province has given the green light to local companies to begin operations for two projects to construct the 5B national road in Longchaeng district and an asphalt road in Anouvong district.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



Feature photo SEATCA
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World No-Tobacco Day, May 31.


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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