Lao morning news for June 26

Lao morning news for June 26
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Vientiane imposes strict monitoring to prevent spread of African swine fever
Vientiane Agriculture and Forestry Department is maintaining 24-hour surveillance on Roads 13 North and South to monitor pork shipments into the capital after Saravan province authorities confirmed outbreaks of African swine fever last week.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Government Reacts To UN expert’s Misleading Report
With the consent and at the invitation of the Government of Lao PDR (GoL), the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Mr. Philip Alston, visited Lao PDR on 18-28 March 2019.

Laos To Launch Online eVisa Service in July
Laos will begin offering electronic tourist visa (eVisa) applications in July this year, allowing visitors to apply for a visa online prior to arriving in the country.
— Laotian Times

NA approves amendment of court fee law
The National Assembly yesterday approved the amendment of the Law on Court Fees to reflect the reality of the nation while ensuring transparency and accountability in fee collection and related expenses.
— Vientiane Times

NA backs govt efforts to address national challenges
The Lao National Assembly yesterday approved a number of resolutions, providing strong legal back up for the government to address challenges in land management, reforestation and human resource development in the country.
— Vientiane Times

CMAC to train Lao, Colombian troops
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) is set to provide training in human resources management and the use and maintenance of mine clearing equipment to three groups of soldiers from Laos and Colombia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Laos government proposes significant increase in casino taxes
A levy imposed on casinos and casino gaming would rise significantly under a new draft law being proposed by the Laos government.
— Iag

Vietnam helps Lao officers improve military history research skills
A training course on military history research for officers of the Lao People’s Army opened at the Vietnam Institute of Military History (VIMH) on June 24.
— Vietnam Plus

PM’s Asean sideline meetings strengthen neighbouring ties
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith met with his Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Thai counterparts on the sidelines of 34th Asean Summit in Bangkok, Thailand to strengthen relations and cooperation with neighbouring countries.
— Vientiane Times

Laos, Thailand extend partnership in border security cooperation
The Lao and Thailand governments are continuing to support each other in border security and preventing crossborder crimes, especially along the border between Xayaboury and Nan provinces.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos-Singapore Cooperation Centre Inaugurated
The Laos-Singapore Cooperation Centre (LSCC) was officially opened on Jun 24 with an aim to promote partnership with other stakeholders to bring added expertise and new insights to development challenges.

Labour inspector refresher training beefing up workplace safety
Labour inspectors are meeting for a workshop in the capital getting refresher training as part of efforts to improve workplace safety, especially in the garment industry.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Hopes high for expanded handcrafted hemp production
The Lao Handicrafts Association and government bodies held a brainstorming session in Vientiane on Monday aiming to investigate ways to expand the planting of hemp for use in traditional clothing.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Four arrested as police intercept 572 kilograms of marijuana heading south
Four suspects have been arrested after police intercepted an attempt to smuggle 572 kilograms of marijuana from Mukdahan to Songkhla.
— The Thaiger


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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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