Lao morning news for February 13

Lao morning news for February 13

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Pork vendors flout price ceiling to bring home the bacon
The department announced on January 30 that Grade A pork in markets should be retailed at 40,000 kip per kg and 38,000 kip per kg for Grade B.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Nation to face drought conditions in next two months, weathermen warn
Laos is likely to face an acute water shortage over the next two months as rivers continue to fall to lower-than-normal levels.
— Vientiane Times

Vientiane opens hotline to report fire emergencies, smoke out firebugs
Vientiane authorities have opened hotline number 1168, so the public can report fire emergencies and the illegal burning of garbage, rice fields and scrubland in and around the city.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Concerns the Trump administration could deport thousands of Hmong residents to Laos
Hmong leaders are expressing their concerns after reports that the Trump administration is working on a plan to deport thousands of Hmong residents to Laos.

China and ASEAN Foreign Ministers to hold Emergency Coronavirus Meeting in Laos
Foreign ministers from China and ASEAN are planning to hold an emergency meeting this month to discuss the new coronavirus outbreak.
— The Laotian Times

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Lao Telecom eyes 1.8 trillion kip in revenue
The company expects its net profit to increase by 33.5 percent or 371.3 billion kip and will pay 507.4 billion kip in taxes, LTC’s Director General, Mr Souphon Chanthavixay revealed at the company’s annual meeting in Vientiane on Tuesday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Public, private sectors unite for China coronavirus fundraiser
Various companies and organisations from around the country gathered in Vientiane on Tuesday to raise more than 2 billion kip to assist victims of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in China.
— Vientiane Times

Vocational training students get lessons on gender, sexual issues
The government and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are providing comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) courses for students at technical and vocational education training (TVET) centres.
— Vientiane Times

WB finances Laos for sustainable forest management
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved five million U.S. dollars in additional financing to the Scaling-Up Participatory Sustainable Forest Management Project, which will help the Laos improve sustainable forest management, community livelihoods and climate change mitigation.
— Xinhua

Enough water for Lao New Year, Vientiane supplier says
The Vientiane Water Supply State Enterprise under the Ministry of Public Works and Transport is confident there will be enough water to ensure the Lao New Year festivities are a success.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Road to Oudomxay cave unlikely to open on schedule
A 40-km road that is under construction to provide access to a cave in Oudomxay province will not be completed this month as planned. The road is being built to enable tourists to access the cave from the provincial capital.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Malaysia’s Kumpulan Powernet To Build Hydropower Plant in Nam Samoy
Malaysia’s Kumpulan Powernet Bhd has secured an MYR 66 million (USD15.9 million) contract from Zhenghong Building Road & Bridge Construction to build a hydropower plant at Nam Samoy in Vientiane, Laos.
— The Laotian Times

Int’l experts confer on early childhood education
Education authorities met to discuss a country study to develop strategies for teacher development and the installation of school facilities in early childhood care and education in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Telecoms sector transforming state services through digital platforms
These achievements are being highlighted at a meeting taking place from February 11-13 to summarise the sector’s work and discuss plans for this year.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Public Security Minister To Lam visits Lao province
Minister of Public Security General To Lam made a visit to the central Lao province of Khammuane on February 11 as part of his visit to Laos from February 10-12 at the invitation of his Lao counterpart Vilay Lakhamphong.
— Nhan Dan

Laos, Japan ink deal on tourism development in Luang Namtha
A Memorandum of Understanding on the project was signed recently in the province by the President of Luangpaseuth Corporation Mr Bounleuth Luangpaseuth and a representative of the Chodai Group, Mr Akinori Ido.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

FEATURE: A village where time stands still
The country has some magical landscapes and is the perfect choice for those looking for relaxation during their travels, alongside some immersion in a traditional way of life.
— ANN/Vientiane Times


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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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