Lao morning news for June 24

Lao morning news for June 24
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Lao PDR morning newsUS, Norway provide over 243 billion kip for unexploded ordnance clearance
The governments of the United States and Norway and Fagforbundet will provide a grant of more than 243 billion kip (US$28,030,453) to support an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, clearance and capacity development activities in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Laos confirms first cases of African swine fever
Laos has reported its first cases of African swine fever (ASF), confirming outbreaks in the southern province of Saravane, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday (Jun 20).

Authorities maintain vigilance in fight against dengue fever
Health authorities have warned the public of possible outbreaks of dengue fever this year and are taking ongoing measures to prevent and control the disease.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

NA voices concerns over loss of state lands
National Assembly members on Friday supported the amendment of the land law but expressed concerns about the continuing loss of state lands and conversion of agricultural land into other classifications.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Battling swine fever, Laos grateful for Thai help
Department of Livestock Development director-general Sorawit Thanito said on Sunday his counterpart in the Lao Department of Livestock and Fisheries had sent a letter expressing gratitude for the supplies being used to stem the epidemic identified early this month.
— The Nation

Australian researchers helping solve Lao archaeological mystery
It’s an archaeological mystery that has puzzled scientists for decades.

Laos, DPRK diplomats confident of strengthening longstanding relationship
The longstanding friendship between the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will be strengthened persistently despite increasing global complications.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Lao commerce ministry addressing undocumented foreign businesses
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce is on a mission to address the number of foreign-owned businesses which have opened their doors without the proper operating permit.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Ministry targets reform through public finance projects
The Ministry of Finance believes the management of the public finance system will be more effective, transparent and auditable after two supporting reform projects were officially launched last Friday.
— Vientiane Times

Health researchers urged to continue infectious disease diagnosis
Health officials and medical staff at the Lao-Oxford University-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust Research Unit (LOMWRU) need to carry on their work in developing infectious disease diagnosis.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Finance Ministry needs to enforce use of official receipts: businesswoman
The Ministry of Finance has been urged to enforce the use of official receipts across the country, a senior executive of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) said on Wednesday.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Front leader hosts Lao Front for National Construction delegation
President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man had a working session with a delegation from the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on June 22.
— Vietnam Plus

Lao top 3 Expo 2019 showcases technology, architecture and engineering products
The largest professional trade exhibition of the country, Lao Top 3-in-1 Expo 2019, kicked off at the National Convention Centre in Vientiane yesterday to showcase products aimed at the building, construction, water supply, food and beverage and trade industries.
— ANN/ Vientiane Times

Vietnamese, Lao investment ministries enhance cooperation
The Ministries of Planning and Investment of Vietnam and Laos signed an agreement on bilateral cooperation for the 2019-2021 period during the talks between the two ministers in Vientiane on June 22.
— Nhan Dan

Renewed partnership with Murray-Darling Basin Authority to prepare Mekong for challenges
Mekong basin-wide planning, environmental monitoring, flood and drought management, climate change adaption, and stakeholder engagement are some of the key areas to benefit from a renewed partnership between the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) of Australia.

LaoVietBank honoured with Lao Labour Order, first class
The Lao Viet Joint Venture Bank (LaoVietBank) held a ceremony in Vientiane on June 22 to receive Lao Labour Order, first class, and commemorate its 20th anniversary (June 22, 1999 – 2019).
— Nhan Dan

Wastewater treatment plant slated for Vientiane
Vientiane’s first-ever Water Treatment Project for wastewater treatment will be implemented next year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Chinese-Lao joint venture launches health project in hilly central Laos
The Namphay Power Co., Ltd., a joint venture by China’s Norinco International Cooperation Ltd and Electricite Du Lao (EDL), has been launching a health project in Xaysomboun Province of hilly central Laos in the past weeks.
– Xinhua

Corn seed demand expected to hit 3,000 tonnes this year
The Corn and Commercial Crops Research Centre expects demand for domestic corn seeds across the country this year will reach 3,000 tonnes.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao-Polish Political Prisoner Released From Jail After Serving Four-Year Term
A Polish citizen of Lao heritage jailed in Laos in 2015 for criticizing the government on social media has been released by authorities in the Southeast Asian nation and returned to Poland after serving his full term, he told RFA’s Lao Service on Friday.

Vientiane’s 200-year-old Trees Demolished for Hotel Construction
Vientiane residents have taken to social media in protest of the felling of a number of trees along the capital’s riverside, purportedly to make room for construction of a new hotel.
— Laotian 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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