Lao morning news for February 5

Lao morning news for February 5
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Virus outbreak yet to impact Lao exporters
Lao exports to China continue to flow as normal despite China being in the midst of the current coronavirus outbreak.
— The Phnom Penh Post

No coronavirus in Laos, tests done at ministry lab confirm
Eleven of the people tested were Lao and examination of their blood samples gave negative results.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

Lao exports to China continue to flow as normal: report
Lao exports to China continue to flow as normal despite the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, Lao news daily the Vientiane Times reported Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Laos establishes specialised committee for fighting nCoV
The Lao Prime Minister on February 3 decided to set up a committee specialised on fighting the acute respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus (nCoV).
— Vietnam Plus  

South Korean Firm Scores Construction Project in Savannakhet
South Korea’s Dongbu Corporation has been awarded a construction project in Savannakhet province worth about USD 25.6 million.
— The Laotian Times

FAO help train Laos officials on climate mapping, zoning
Laos government officials completed a three-week training course on advanced Geographic Information Systems, which was implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to enable them to undertake climate mapping and zoning.
— The Star 

New agreement paves way for solar power development
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the project was signed recently in Vientiane between the Director General of the Cooperation and Planning Department, Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr Khamphet Vongdala; Deputy General Manager of the Power Development Section at Marubeni Corporation, Mr Shigeru Nagashima; and President and CEO of the AMZ Group, Ms Alivan Sithara.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Lao students in China ‘doing well’: FM spokesman
The wellbeing of the students is due to the good care and attention provided by Chinese authorities, Mr Buakeo Phumvongsay told a press conference held at the Ministry of Health on Monday
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

Luang Prabang city sets example in business climate improvement
The city’s Industry and Commerce Office on Monday issued an announcement outlining the new process that Lao and foreign businesses must follow in order to set up operations.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Vietnam, Laos step up legislative cooperation in 2020: Top legislator
Vietnam and Laos should step up the sharing of legislative experience and promote locality-to-locality collaboration in 2020 in addition to increasing the exchange of delegations at all levels, said a top legislator.
— Vietnam Plus  

Laos-Japan project officials assess progress of water supply upgrade
Government officials and project staff from Laos and Japan last week met in Vientiane to discuss the progress of the Project for Improvement of Management Capacity of Water Supply Sector (MaWaSU 2).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

FAO help train Lao officials on climate mapping, zoning
Lao government officials completed a three-week training course on advanced Geographic Information Systems, which was implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to enable them to undertake climate mapping and zoning.
— Xinhua 

Laos proud at achievements of Communist Party of Vietnam: Lao officials
The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) is happy and proud at the great achievements made by the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and Vietnamese people over the past 90 years, said an LPRP senior official on February 3.
— Nhan Dan

PM orders action to keep coronavirus at bay
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told the newly-formed task force committee to take immediate action to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus, as the committee convened its first meeting on Monday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Technical college to accept students who missed out on secondary school
Vientiane Technical College looks set to become the first state-run institution to enrol young people whose formal education ended after they finished primary school.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

A Laos getaway by scooter: jungle, dirt roads, wild elephants, and homestays off the beaten track
Steering my scooter down the potholed red clay roads through Phou Khao Khouay National Biodiversity Conservation Area, the tyres kicking up copious dust, is an exhilarating reminder of the joys of exploring rural Southeast Asia.
— South China Morning Post

Sinh wearing, a ritual for women visiting Sisaket Museum
This time-honoured custom requires all women to wear the long skirts, called ‘sinh’, when entering a temple to give food and pay respect to monks and Buddha images.
— ANN/Vientiane Times


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