Lao morning news for January 30

Lao morning news for January 30
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Private Schools in Laos Close on Fears of Coronavirus
Several private schools, most in Laos’ capital Vientiane, have closed down as fears over the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (nCoV) take hold in the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Wednesday.
— Radio Free Asia

Laos-China bus services disrupted by coronavirus
A locally-based bus company is continuing to suspend services to China following the Lunar New Year from January 22-28 when their Chinese drivers traditionally return home to visit family.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

Labour authorities laud Lao workers’ deal in Korea
Lao workers in the Republic of Korea have benefitted under the same labour law as the Korean workforce following an Employment Permit System agreement between the two countries, according to a leading official.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Permanent market planned for city’s organic farmers
The market would set up a formal system to regulate supplies and prices, and provide farmers with a convenient point of sale for their produce.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Laos issues additional measures, travel warning over coronavirus
Originating in a fresh market in Wuhan, Hubei province, where wildlife was sold, the virus has since spread to many Chinese cities and beyond the mainland, including Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, the United States, Nepal, France, Australia, Vietnam, Canada and Malaysia.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Vientiane To Establish Permanent Organic Farmer’s Market
Vientiane Capital authorities are to establish a permanent location for an organic farmer’s market in Nonghai Village, Hadxaifong District.
— The Laotian Times 

Enigmatic stone jars draw visitors to Xieng Khuang
This area contains 58 scatted listed sites, all of which are steeped in history but the Plain of Jars Site I (Thong Hai Hin I) is the most visited. It is estimated that over 100 sites are listed as places of historical significance in Xieng Khuang province.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Beef prices stable in Vientiane as cost of pork spitals
One large supplier, Don Dou Slaughterhouse in Vientiane, is still supplying 50 head of cattle and buffaloes a day to local markets, owner Mr Khamla Saengdara, who is also Director of the Vientiane Foodstuff State Enterprise, told Vientiane Times recently.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Vientiane People’s Council draws up plans for 2020
The socio-economic development plan for 2020 drawn up by the Vientiane People’s Council spotlights the need for more local and foreign businesses to invest in projects in the capital.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Peng You fights for your right to dumplings
I can make OK dumplings, I guess, but I wouldn’t dream of letting my mother-in-law try them. Her daughter makes them way better than I do, but there’s nothing like Omma’s mandu, which have nostalgia on their side.
— Chicago Reader

Review: Novel by Paul Yoon offers rare view of war-torn Laos
Three homeless teenagers in war-wracked Laos in 1969 find shelter in a once-grand farm manor that has been turned into a crumbling, makeshift hospital. Cries of patients are echoed by the scream of bombs. There is little food. Morphine is running out.
— Nort Folk Daily News


Feature photo Slow Train to the Coast

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on raptors of Asean, here the spot-bellied eagle-owl, or forest eagle-owl.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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