Lao morning news for March 3

Lao morning news for March 3

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Farmers beef up production techniques against drought, floods
The National Disaster Prevention and Control Committee is helping farmers across the country to improve their cultivation techniques so that crops can better withstand drought and dry season yields can be increased.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos Imposes Tougher Screening Procedures on Visitors from S Korea, China
Laos has toughened its screening procedures for foreigners who wish to enter the country after visiting South Korea and China, citing coronavirus concerns.
— The Laotian Times

National Games postponed again due to Covid-19 concerns
Xieng Khuang province’s 11th National Games scheduled for March 22 to April 1 have been postponed according to an official announcement recently.
— Vientiane Times

Pakngum residents voice concerns to Vientiane People’s Council, National Assembly members
Residents of Non, Thakokhai, Makhiew, and Nongvangpherng villages in Pakngum district, Vientiane, last week met members of the National Assembly and Vientiane People’s Council to inform them of troubling issues that required solutions.
— Vientiane Times

Celebrity TV Chef Boosts Lao Students’ Cooking Skills
Celebrity Luxembourg TV Chef and cookbook author Anne Faber conducted a hands-on workshop for Lao ‘Kitchen Assistant’ students at Vientiane’s Pakpasak Technical College, to teach them the underlying skills of Western-style food preparation.
— We Are Lao

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Laos toughens measures against coronavirus
Health authorities have told state departments to consider suspending or postponing overseas working trips by their civil servants to countries where the coronavirus has been reported, as the virus spreads further afield.
— Vientiane Times

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes Luang Namtha
An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was recorded in Luang Namtha district, Luang Namtha province, on Saturday afternoon, but fortunately no one was injured.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Japan helps turn a page in children’s reading habits
Lao children are set to benefit from the Reading Promotion Project through the creation of libraries at secondary schools in Vientiane province, with support from the Japanese government.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Agricultural livelihood maps aim to tackle effects of changing weather patterns
Government officials in the northern provinces have collected information to produce maps of agricultural livelihoods in a bid to improve the agriculture sector’s responses to climate change.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Buddha images returned to Laos from France
Three ancient Buddha statues that were taken from Laos many decades ago have been returned after being retrieved from a Lao Buddhist temple in Paris.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Japan Supports the Empowerment of People with Disabilities in Huaphan
The Government of Japan provided grant assistance worth USD 174,210 for empowerment of people with disabilities in Huaphan on Feb 27.

Rubber falls to second place in export value, despite rise in foreign sales
The export value of rubber from Laos has increased, while the market price of the commodity is also rising, meaning the commodity is enjoying renewed commercial success.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos improves dam safety amid surge in energy exports
The Ministry of Energy and Mines is putting in place measures and standards for dam safety even as the government works to boost electricity sales to its foreign trading partners.
— ANN/Vientiane Times



Feature photo Basile Morin

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Wildlife Day, March 3, here the Asian elephant.


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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