Lao morning news for February 11

Lao morning news for February 11
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City hospitals prepare to accept coronavirus patients
Mittaphab Hospital in Vientiane has medical staff on standby along with special equipment to treat people with the new coronavirus (nCoV) if any cases are suspected or confirmed.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Commerce ministry sets price ceiling for face masks
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has stipulated the sale price of face masks in a bid to keep the price at a level that people on low incomes can afford.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Trade deficit in Laos reach 137 mln USD in 2019
Laos recorded a trade deficit of 137 million U.S. dollars in 2019 even though the value of exports exceeded the yearly plan, according to Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
— Xinhua 

Lao People’s Revolutionary Party provides comprehensive leadership
From 1975 onwards, the LPDR has ushered in a new period of revolutionary progress.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

MRC discusses proposed Luang Prabang dam
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) held a forum last week for Lao authorities to hold talks with other Mekong nations before going ahead with construction of the Luang Prabang hydropower project.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao hospitals prepare to accept coronavirus patients
The hospital’s preparedness was reported when Minister of Health Associate Professor Dr Bounkong Syhavong and his team visited the hospital last week.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Laos aiming to add 83,900 skilled workers to labour pool
Under the workforce skill development plan for 2020, it is expected that this number will comprise 30,100 people for the agriculture sector, 29,600 people for industry, and 24,200 people for the service sector, the Laophatthana newspaper reported on Friday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

MRC discusses proposed Luang Prabang dam
Laos last year submitted the hydropower scheme – another dam in the lower Mekong basin – for the Prior Consultation process as required by the 1995 Mekong Agreement. The consultation process will continue until April.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Loas consults Mekong nations on proposed Luang Prabang dam/power plant
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) held a forum last week for Lao authorities to hold talks with other Mekong nations before going ahead with construction of the Luang Prabang hydropower project.
— The Star

Laos presents details for other Mekong countries on proposed dam
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) held a forum last week in Laos to discuss with other Mekong nations before going ahead with construction of a Luang Prabang hydropower project on Mekong River.
— Xinhua

Deaths in Phongsaly Caused By Common Flu, not Coronavirus
The deaths of three residents in Phongsaly Province originally attributed to the Coronavirus have now been confirmed as having been caused by influenza.
— The Laotian Times

Ministry of Health Facebook Page to Post Realtime Coronavirus Updates
The Lao Ministry of Health has issued an internal notice to all staff and partner organizations instructing them to be wary of social media misinformation in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.
— The Laotian Times

Vang Vieng to Open New Tourism Training Center This Month
Vang Vieng is gearing up to open a new tourism and hospitality training center in a move to improve tourism services in the city.
— The Laotian Times

U.S. Provides Personal Protective Equipment to Lao PDR in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak
U.S. Ambassador to Lao PDR, Dr. Peter M. Haymond handed over personal protective equipment to Vice Minister of Health Phouthone Muoangpak at a ceremony in Vientiane today as part of the United States’ early assistance to the Lao PDR to prepare for any potential spread of the novel coronavirus.

Preserving, enhancing Laos heritage: signing of a new project in Champassak, Savannakhet
The Ecole Française de l’Extreme Orient (EFEO) has singed a financing agreement for a heritage preservation and development project that shall be implemented in Champassak and Savannakhet provinces.

President Bounnhang Visits Cambodia
President Bounnhang Vorachit on Feb 9 visited Cambodia in response to the invitation of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni between Feb 9-10.

Lao, Chinese communities offer aid relief to Wuhan
Local Lao and Chinese expat communities have donated hundreds of thousands of face masks, safety glasses and medical gloves and caps to support the city of Wuhan’s efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

French development agency grants 33b kip for cultural tourism
Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) on Monday provided a grant of more than 33 billion kip (EUR 3.4 million) for a heritage preservation and development project to be implemented in Champassak and Savannakhet provinces.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao president, Cambodian king highly value bilateral relations
Visiting President Bounnhang Vorachit and his host Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni said they highly valued the longstanding bilateral relations between Laos and Cambodia, when holding talks in Phnom Penh on February 9.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

AFC Cup 2020: Lao Toyota FC vs Hougang United live stream, updates, when and where to watch
Lao Toyota FC will face Hougang United in their opening match of the AFC Cup 2020 at the New Laos National Stadium in Vientiane, Laos on Tuesday.
— Fox Sport

Vietnam, Laos boost security cooperation
Politburo member and Minister of Public Security To Lam has affirmed that the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security will do its best to further comprehensive cooperation with Lao counterparts to meet demand in the new situation.
— Vietnam Plus

Local Authorities in Laos Ban Minority Religion’s Shrines
Authorities in southern Laos’ Sekong province have issued a ban on people erecting religious shrines in front of their own homes or businesses, arguing that the practice is offensive to Buddhist ideals in the one-party Communist state.
— Radio Free Asia

Lao leader hails close ties during his state visit to the Kingdom
Cambodia reaffirmed its strong ties with its neighbour to the north during Laotian President Bounnhang Vorachith’s visit to the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of Women and Girls in Science, February 11.


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