Lao morning news for February 7

Lao morning news for February 7

Lao PDR morning newsSpecial economic zones in Laos attract huge investments and create jobs
Twelve special economic zones (SEZs) established across the country have attracted investment of almost US$5.7 billion and created thousands of jobs for local people, a report this week showed.
— The Star Online 

Health ministry requests int’l support to prevent virus outbreak
Health minister Associate Prof. Bounkong Syhavong met with the country’s development partners on Tuesday to ask for their support to enhance Laos’ capacity to combat the deadly virus, which has infected at least 24,300 people and killed more than 490 across the globe.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Lao, Thai provincial governors partner in bid to curb forest fires
Wildfires in Laos and neighbouring countries caused dangerous levels of air pollution in many regions of Laos last year, especially in Vientiane. Particulate matter (PM) 2.5 pollution occurred in many parts of the country and pollution in Vientiane exceeded the safety level.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Lao President Bounnhang Vorachith to visit Cambodia on Sunday
Lao President Bounnhang Vorachith will pay a two-day official visit to the Kingdom from Sunday to Monday to further strengthen a strategic partnership.
– Khmer Times  

Education ministry addresses low standards in primary schools
The Ministry of Education and Sports is holding its annual education administration meeting this week, with discussions centering on poor student performance at the primary and lower secondary school levels.
— Vientiane Times  

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PM: Bolster stocks of face masks, send them to help China
Authorities are preparing to buy and prepare face masks to ensure a sufficient supply in Laos and even send them to China amid the rising number of coronavirus infections in the country, where the deadly virus emerged.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Focus on Laos deal, new product launch
ONE of the key objectives for Bank South Pacific (BSP) this year is to finalise the acquisition of its joint-venture business in Laos, Southeast Asia, says chief executive officer Robin Fleming.
— The National 

Laos Mining Sector Sees Decline Despite Rich Resources
The mining sector in Laos has seen a sharp decline after legislators ordered the suspension of new mining operations in 2016.
— The Laotian Times 

Tourism industry on alert following coronavirus scare
Several popular tourist destinations plan to screen tourists from high risk areas, especially any coming from Wuhan in Hubei province, where the virus emerged.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

Vientiane eyes measures to boost pork supply amid chronic shortage
This year the department is hoping that 190,000-200,000 piglets will be bred and at least 360,000-370,000 pigs will be raised to meet the high demand for pork, it was stated at a meeting of the Vientiane’s People Council last month.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

JDB Enacts Novel Way to Donate to Temples
Joint Development Bank (JDB) is implementing a new way for Buddhist devotees to make merit, allowing merit makers to donate to temples using QR codes.
— The Laotian Times

Mayor advises Lao district hospitals to set up coronavirus information centres
These centres would offer free information about the virus, provide referrals, and answer questions put by members of the public.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Icons of the Phuan Kingdom lure visitors to Xieng Khuang
These are the main cultural icons of Khoun district, which is located in the southwest of Xieng Khuang province. The temple and stupas are located in Siphom village, about 30 km from the provincial capital and Paek district.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Khammuan medics beef up disease prevention
Khammuan province’s Health Department is taking aim at flu, diarrhoea and dengue fever after a number of people developed these illnesses recently.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Three Lao men held over drugs
Police on Wednesday arrested three Lao men in connection to drug trafficking in the capital and also in Stung Treng province.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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