Lao morning news for July 5

Lao morning news for July 5
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Lao PDR morning newsVillagers in Laos and Thailand Suffer as China Opens the Floodgates on Mekong River Dams
Villagers living near the Mekong River in Thailand and Laos are finding it difficult to cope with sudden releases of water from dams upstream in China.

Food fortification must improve Lao people’s health
The level of chronic malnutrition in Laos has decreased from 44 percent in 2012 to 33 percent in 2017. However, the country still has the highest rate of malnutrition in the South East Asian region making the population’s intake of quality nutrients a challenge.
— Vientiane Times

Road Accidents Continue to Plague Vientiane Capital
Road accidents continue to plague Vientiane Capital, with the latest figures for the year so far reaching a staggering 525 cases, according to a recent announcement by police.
— The Laotian Times

Laos says China-Laos railway creates job opportunities
The China-Laos railway will create thousands of local jobs when the project becomes operational in 2021, a Lao government official said.
— Xinhua

Vietnam, Laos to continue joint search for Vietnamese martyrs’ remains
Vietnam and Laos have held talks in Luang Prabang province, Laos, to review the joint efforts in searching for remains of Vietnamese soldier and expert volunteers killed on duty during wartime in the neighbouring country.
— Vietnam Plus

Laos, international organisations discuss ways to combat crime
Prosecutors, judiciary and law enforcement officials from central and provincial sectors and international organisations met recently in Xieng Khuang province to discuss ways to strengthen capacities to combat transnational organised crime, with a focus on narcotics, human trafficking and money laundering.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Legalise your businesses or face fines, ministry warns foreign operators
Action will soon be taken against and fines slapped on foreigners who are illegally operating businesses in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

China Machinery Engineering gets 230-MWp PV job in Laos
China Machinery Engineering Corp (HKG:1829), or CMEC, yesterday announced it has secured a USD-345-million (EUR 305.7m) contract to build a solar park of 230 MWp in the Borikhamxay Province of Laos.
— Renewables Now

Ministry urges taxpayers to limit cash payments
Taxpayers are being encouraged to pay their dues electronically via commercial banks as part of its efforts to plug financial loopholes, the Ministry of Finance has announced.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, China exchange views on construction development
Laos and China are set to boost cooperation and technical assistance in the construction of roads and bridges to facilitate the faster and safer implementation of high quality projects.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Health authorities redoubling efforts to limit dengue fever outbreak
Health officials and medical staff at hospitals across the country, including the capital, are endeavouring to combat the increasing number of dengue fever cases this year.
— Vientiane Times

Laos joins regional training on sound chemical management
Laos and representatives from nine South East Asian countries are meeting in Vientiane from July 2-10 for training on issues relating to the sound management of chemicals and their associated wastes in the region.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Asia-Pacific countries share ways to prevent violence against women
Delegations from Asia-Pacific member countries are meeting in Vientiane to share their experiences of prevention of violence against women and children.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Regional project addressing local disaster risk management
The Ministry of Planning and Investment in cooperation with development partners is making progress in disaster risk management under a regional project.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

CP All Negotiates for 7-Eleven Stores in Laos
Will 7-Eleven come to Laos? The question has been up in the air for many years despite continued reports that it would make a foray into the country.
— The Laotian Times

Lao drug mules caught with meth, heroin near borders
Five Laotians were caught red-handed while bringing drugs into Vietnam on Wednesday.
— VN Express

U.S. Independence Day Celebrated in Vientiane
To celebrate the 243rd anniversary of American independence, the U.S. Embassy hosted Lao government leaders and other guests at a hotel in Vientiane on Jul 2.

Nam Houm Reservoir, perfect place for a weekend escape
With economic development, Vientiane is rapidly expanding, and the associated traffic congestion and crowded streets are making many residents in the capital yearn for the fresh air of the countryside.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times


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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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