Lao morning news for July 8

Lao morning news for July 8

Lao PDR morning newsDengue Kills 25, Infects Over 10,000
Over 10,700 people across the country have been infected with dengue virus, with Champassak hard hit with 2,416 infection cases and five deaths reported since the beginning of January, according to the Ministry of Health.

Laos highway projects to boost Asean travel
Travelling across Asean is likely to get easier thanks to the Lao government’s plan to build an expressway and three motorways covering more than 1,700 kilometres which will link the country with China and Vietnam.
— Bangkok Post

Lower economic growth rate in Laos sparks worry
A lower economic growth rate has sparked concerns that Laos may not meet the average targeted rate of 7.2 per cent as part of the country’s five-year economic development plan for 2016-2020.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vientiane labour officials mull foreign worker regulation
Vientiane authorities have ordered all district departments to continue registering foreign workers and issuing them with work permits and other documents to ensure they comply with regulations for seeking employment in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Nation needs to seize opportunities offered by Laos-China railway
The government has acknowledged that it needs to be well prepared to provide transit services in an effort to benefit from the Laos-China railway.
— Vientiane Times

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Young entrepreneurs ask for Lao Front’s help to remove business barriers
Members of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Laos (YEAL) have called on the Lao Front for National Construction to urge the government to remove barriers to doing business and address long-standing issues.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Govt developing legislation on private school fees
The government is preparing legislation to regulate the setting of school fees and other payments at private education institutes throughout the country.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

UNESCO lists Plain of Jars as World Heritage Site
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Saturday added the Plain of Jars in Xieng Khuang province to its list of World Heritage Sites.
— Vientiane Times

Public support for planned Vientiane expressway
Vientiane authorities say that almost everyone who will be affected by the Vientiane Expressway No. 1 project supports its construction, as they recognise the benefits it will bring.
— Vientiane Times

Dengue Fever on the Rise across Laos
Dengue fever is on the rise in Laos this year, with hospitals reporting an increase in the number of patients.
— The Laotian Times

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.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

National workshop supporting women entrepreneurs with ICT training
Women entrepreneurs, government officials and development partners are meeting in Vientiane to discuss the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in supporting local businesses to connect with customers and support growth.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Eighty nine families relocated after flash flooding in Attapeu
Some 89 households were moved to higher ground after heavy rainfall over several hours caused flash flooding to dwellings and routes in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province on July 2-3.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Health researchers convene to mark Lao Medicine Day
Staff from the University of Health Sciences, sector officials and development partners came together in Vientiane on Friday to discuss healthcare research to mark the 54th Lao Medicine Day.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Xieng Khuang province pledges to approve investment projects in two weeks
Xieng Khuang provincial authorities have announced plans to approve all investment project proposals within two weeks without any delays.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

FEATURE: Not many students interested in construction work or carpentry
In today’s world, it is essential to develop the skills of youngsters and create jobs for them. For these reasons, vocational schools are popular in neighbouring countries such as China, Vietnam and Thailand.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Asean’s endangered species, here, the saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis).


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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Lao morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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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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