Lao morning news for July 24

Lao morning news for July 24
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Lao PDR morning newsNew Report Pleads for Accountablility on First Anniversary of Laos Dam Collapse
On the first anniversary Tuesday of Laos’ Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy (PNPC) dam disaster, a new report from two NGOs found that nobody has been held accountable for the catastrophe that caused what has been described as Laos’ worst flooding in decades.

Drug-resistant Malaria Found in Laos
A new study has found that Malaria parasites resistant to essential drugs have spread to Laos and other parts of Southeast Asia.
— The Laotian Times

Drought destroying the future of Lao farmers
Low rainfall and high temperatures are destroying the crops of Lao farmers across the country against the backdrop of an ongoing drought in the Southeast Asian region.
— Vientiane Times

Dengue Virus Continues to Plague Laos
The number of cases of dengue fever continues to climb steadily among the Lao population as rainfall resumes and the wet season sets in.
— The Laotian Times

Level of Mekong, tributaries forecast to rise in coming weeks
The level of the Mekong River – the longest river in Southeast Asia – will increase gradually in the coming weeks after falling to a record rainy-season low that is affecting farmers and businesses.
— Vientiane Times

Phongsaly battling African swine fever following another outbreak
Phongsaly authorities are coordinating local efforts to prevent the spread of African swine fever after the most recent outbreak killed 338 pigs in the northern province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Health minister throws weight behind dengue control campaign
Health officials and medical staff need to be more assiduous in their treatment of dengue patients and in implementing public health measures in order to prevent more deaths.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao gov’t to boost export to Chinese market
The Lao government has given the green light for Chinese companies to develop trade-facilitation related infrastructure and invest in agriculture with a view to bolstering exports to China.
— Xinhua

UN agriculture chief monitors project progress in Laos
A senior United Nations official is visiting Laos with the goal of enhancing the UN-Laos partnership in maintaining food security, generating employment in rural areas, and mitigating the effects of climate change in rural areas.
— Vientiane Times

Party leadership approves additional measures to boost economy
The Party Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party has resolved to plug loopholes in order to prevent revenue leaks along with imposing harsher penalties on officials involved in financial misappropriation.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane People’s Council to debate hot issues
Land disputes, land concession related chemical use, streetlights, wastewater, fulfilment of prosecutors’ orders, and management of the drug addict rehabilitation fund are slated for discussion by the Vientiane People’s Council this week.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

French Scholarship Alumni Hosted Event
French ambassador to Laos Florence Jeanblanc-Risler hosted in Vientiane early this month an event for French scholarship alumni and 2019 French scholarship awardees.

Workshop Held On Amendments To Enterprise Bankruptcy Regulation
The Ministry of Justice on July 18 organized a consultation workshop on draft amendments to the Law on Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy of Enterprise.

Death toll rises to four, two still missing after truck plunges into river
The number of fatalities following an accident in Xayboury province has risen to four and two people are still missing after a passenger transport truck belonging to the Xayaboury hydropower project fell into the Mekong River on Monday morning.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Made In Laos Trade Fair 2019 Launched
The 2019 edition of Made in Laos Trade Fair was launched at the Lao-ITECC, Vientiane Capital on July 22 drawing more than 170 booths representing domestic companies and entrepreneurs.


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on air quality throughout Asean.


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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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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