Lao morning news for July 26

Lao morning news for July 26
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos Hit by Worst Drought in Decades
Laos is suffering a severe drought amid low rainfall and high temperatures, which is affecting not only the country’s food security but also farmers’ livelihoods.
— The Laotian Times

Dengue fever claims 34 lives in Laos
Laos as of July 23 recorded 15,559 dengue fever cases with 34 died of the disease, according to the Lao News Agency KPL.
— Vietnam Plus

IFAD Stresses Importance Of Investing In Smallholder Farmers In Laos
The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Mr. Gilbert F. Houngbo, visited the Lao PDR during 22-25 July 2019.

Builders of Laos dam say they’re not responsible for lack of flow in Mekong River
Both the government of Laos and the builders of the Xayaburi dam are dismissing allegations that damming of the Mekong River, for the trial run of electricity generators, is one of the reasons for the sharp drop of water levels in the downstream stretches of the Mekong River.
— The Thaiger

Saravan stepping up inspections for chemical food contaminants
The Ministry of Health has called on Saravan province to redouble efforts in inspecting seafood, meat and vegetable imports from neighbouring countries following another discovery of chemical contaminants in these foods.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Is Southeast Asia Ready for a Future Dementia Epidemic?
Laos is better known for its youthful population than its graying one.
— The Diplomat

Agriculture Fund recommits to supporting Laos’ sustainable development
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has reaffirmed its commitment to collaborating with development partners and supporting the government to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt takes steps to tackle six urgent issues
The government has called for the sectors responsible to shoulder more responsibility in finding solutions to six pressing issues that are affecting socio-economic development.
— Vientiane Times

‘We are the last targets’: Thai dissident band in Laos fear death
Taking turns to keep watch at their hideout in Laos, the four members of the self-exiled Thai activist folk band “Faiyen” believe they are on a hit-list like eight fellow dissidents who have already disappeared.
— Yahoo News

Vietnam, Laos hold first defence policy exchange
Vietnamese Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen Nguyen Chi Vinh and his Lao counterpart Lieut. Gen. Onsi Sensuk co-chaired the first Vietnam – Laos defence policy exchange in Vientiane, Laos, on July 25.
— Vietnam Plus

HCM City, Laos’ Vientiane step up cooperation
Ho Chi Minh City always treasures the twining relations with Vientiane, as well as the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos as a whole, an official of the city said.
— Vietnam Plus

Lao, Thai businesses seek to bolster trade, investment
The Lao and Thai business communities are drawing up plans to increase bilateral trade and investment volumes in the coming years by overcoming several long-standing barriers.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Lao government reviews progress in war on drugs
The government is working to tackle the nationwide drug problem by partnering with neighbouring countries, and police have seized sizeable quantities of amphetamine, heroin and crystal methamphetamine.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Northern farmers deploy insecticide in battle against caterpillars
Agriculture authorities in Laos’ northern provinces are distributing insecticide to local farmers as they try to contain caterpillar outbreaks.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos reaffirms progress on international development path
The government has reaffirmed that the country is moving forward on the development path, aiming to achieve the international community’s development targets.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao leaders laud China-Laos railway construction progresses
Lao leaders spoke highly of the project progresses made by the Lao and Chinese builders when inspecting the China-Laos railway construction sites recently.
— Xinhua

Provincial councils address contentious local issues
People’s councils in several provinces met this week to debate hot local topics following the recent conclusion of the National Assembly’s seventh ordinary session.
— Vientiane Times

Govt, international organisations mark 70 years of Geneva Conventions
Government officials and international organisations came together in Vientiane on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, recalling the goal of the conventions to preserve the lives and dignity of human beings in times of war.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Made in Laos fair to maximise nation’s export potential
The organising committee of the “Made in Laos 2019” fair is hopeful the event will boost the profile of domestic products through sessions on trade, business-matching and training.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

FEATURE: Maths whizz kids delighted by success at international contest
Fourteen secondary school students from the International School of Laos in Vientiane are very proud of the prizes they won at the World Mathematics Invitational (WMI) 2019 in Japan.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Plain of Jars celebration planned to coincide with National Games
An official celebration of the Plain of Jars’ inscription on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) list of World Heritage Sites is slated for March 22, 2020, in Xieng Khuang province during the opening ceremony of the National Games.
— Vientiane Times

Take It Easy Café, Another Place Of Choice For Burger, Coffee Lovers
Take it Easy Cafe has become one of the newest restaurants for people who love western tastes especially, burgers and coffee.

4 restaurants in Vientiane that will satisfy your taste buds
Vientiane is not the most vibrant or the most happening city in Asia, but the food scene in Vientiane is world class.
— Romancing the Planet


Feature photo Kenneth Nealey

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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