Lao morning news for July 16

Lao morning news for July 16
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Laos borders to stay closed to foreign nationals
The Laos government will keep its borders closed to foreign nationals and impose testing and the issuing of medical certificates before travelers are allowed to exit the tiny landlocked, communist country in a bid to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
— UCA News

PM advises govt sectors on achieving sustainable development goals
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has advised government sectors to continue their work towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the slogan ‘Leaving No One Behind,’ to lift the nation out of the list of least developed countries.
— Vientiane Times

9.2km tunnel on China-Laos railway completed
The tunnel in northern Oudomxay province was excavated through tough geological conditions, China’s Xinhuanet news agency reports, including four fault zones. CRECGZ also had to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, including purchasing more locally-produced materials such as sand, gravel and cement, and hiring more local staff.
— International Railway Journal

Migrant workers advised to come home legally
Border authorities have advised migrant workers who wish to return to the Lao PDR during this time of Covid-19 to do so through legal means.

Police hunt murder suspect as Savannakhet kidnap turns deadly
Police investigators in Savannakhet province are focused on arresting a murder suspect who is alleged to have kidnapped a man aged 30 and killed him after receiving a ransom of about 150 million kip (500,000 baht and a vehicle.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Airlines to resume flights on Vientiane-Hanoi route
State-run Lao Airlines plans to soon resume its international service from Vientiane to Hanoi in Vietnam, with two flights a week on Mondays and Fridays.
— Vientiane Times

Laos to boost export of agricultural products to China
The Lao government is cooperating with different sectors and entrepreneurs to improve the quality of agricultural products in order to increase exports to China.
— Xinhuanet

Luang Prabang named among top 5 Asian cities for tourists
World heritage-listed Luang Prabang has once again shone on the global tourism stage after being voted among the 15 best cities to visit in Asia by readers of a US-based travel magazine.
— Vientiane Times

Border schools project improving education for marginalised students
Hundreds of students and teachers in the capital, Huaphan and Champassak provinces have gained access to quality education from the Border Schools Project.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Prime Minister expresses sympathy over natural disasters in China
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Monday sent a message of sympathy to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang over the recent natural disasters in many provinces of China.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt, partners establishing referral pathway to combat violence against women, girls
The government and development partners are cooperating to establish a referral pathway for women and girl victims/survivors of violence in Laos as part of efforts to prevent gender-based violence.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Ministry praises European Union ambassador’s mission
Food festivals and the production of various documentaries have been hailed as outstanding examples of cooperation and support from the European Union (EU) for the Lao culture and tourism sector in recent years.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Indigenous fish breeding spawns commercial opportunities, conservation
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is accelerating moves to encourage farmers and enterprises to rear indigenous fish to expand commercial opportunities.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Praying for Rain by the Mekong as Monsoon Season Begins
As the monsoon gets underway across Indochina, farmers and fishermen are praying for rain after a lengthy drought — aggravated by climate change and dam construction.
— VOA Khmer



Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Bangkok 2018
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on
World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.



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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