Lao morning news for February 20

Lao morning news for February 20
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PM calls on Party and state inspection bodies to better suppress, prevent corruption
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called on the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Committee and the State Inspection Authority to better fulfill their responsibility in monitoring, suppressing and preventing corruption.

PM instructs inspectors to redouble anticorruption measures
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has advised inspectors to crack down on corrupt activities in their early stages and to publicly disseminate inspection results and the conclusions drawn.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Official Urges Clarity in Hiring of Lao Workers for China Railway Project
A senior Lao government official has urged better management of the recruitment process of Lao workers and information about the jobs available for the construction of the Laos-China railway to ensure workers’ rights.
— The Laotian Times

Tunnel Construction Chemical Leak Causes Mass Fish Deaths in Kasy District
A chemical leak at a construction site on part of the Lao-China Railway has caused the deaths of fish and contaminated sections of the Nam Lik River in Kasy District, Vientiane Province.
— The Laotian Times

Laos-US agreement kicks off disaster risk management programme
Laos and the United States have agreed to initiate a disaster risk management system (DMRS) and capacity building to monitor, plan for and respond to disasters.
— Vientiane Times

Central bank issues public warning over fake banknotes
The Bank of the Lao PDR is warning the public to pay careful attention to kip banknotes after a significant number of fake notes were found to be in circulation in Khammuan province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos granted multimillion-dollar projects via Mekong-Lancang cooperation
Laos has benefited from multimillion-dollar cooperation projects carried out under the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) framework, according to an official report.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Burapha to provide jobs for forestry students
The Faculty of Forest Science, National University of Laos, is partnering with the Burapha Agro-Forestry Co., Ltd. in the provision of students to take on jobs with the company.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Red Cross, Prudential Laos lend helping hand to flood victims
The Lao Red Cross is continuing to support recovery efforts in communities impacted by the floods that hit the southern provinces last year, with funding coming from Prudential Laos and the Prudence Foundation.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

EDL, Japan raise awareness of dam safety issues
Electricite du Laos (EDL) is working with the Japan Electric Power Information Centre (JEPIC) to ensure dam safety in Laos.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

FEATURE: Xieng Khuang set to roll out red carpet for Plain of Jars visitors
The spotlight is now squarely on Xieng Khuang province and this quiet region of Laos is set to become a top visitor attraction after the Plain of Jars was named a World Heritage Site by Unesco last July.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

New fund offers loans for SMEs through microfinance institutions in Laos
Small businesses and startups in Laos will have a new option when seeking funding for their operations and can now turn to microfinance institutions instead of banks, which impose extremely limiting criteria on borrowers.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao vehicle imports, exports to be processed using single customs window
All vehicle imports and exports will have to be recorded under the Lao National Single Window (LNSW) system at the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge checkpoint starting on March 1.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Clean project helps farmers explore export potential
The Creating Linkages for Expanded Agricultural Networks (CLEAN) project in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture is helping farmers in production and value chain development to identify export growth potential.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Wildlife inspection efforts deliver bears to Luang Prabang sanctuary
The Wildlife Inspection Division took possession of two young Asiatic black bears for transfer to the Free the Bears sanctuary in Luang Prabang province following a handover ceremony in Vientiane on Monday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos Power Market, Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities 2020-2026
Laos Power market continues to report strong growth driven by economic activity, growing residential and industrial sector demand. Conventional fuels account for a dominant share of Laos power generation but a rapid increase in the use of renewable fuels is being observed.
— Instant Tech Market News

Japanese Emperor Naruhito’s 60th birthday marked in Vientiane
Ambassador of Japan to Laos, Mr Takewaka Keizo hosted a reception to celebrate His Majesty Emperor Naruhito’s forthcoming 60th birthday of 23 February 2020 at his residence in Vientiane on Feb 18.



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on International Mother Language Day, February 21.


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