Lao morning news for July 15

Lao morning news for July 15
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Lao health ministry unveils requirements for traveller’s medical certificates
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has assigned Lao Ministry of Health to conduct tests and issue medical certificates for travellers who need to exit Laos.
— The Star

Cambodia builds new checkpoints along Laos, Thailand border
Cambodia is constructing 16 border checkpoints along the Cambodia-Thailand-Lao PDR border areas in Preah Vihear, Pursat and Oddar Meanchey provinces to maintain order and security, said the Ministry of Interior.
— The Star

Vietnamese investors in Laos discuss measures to cope with COVID-19
Vietnamese enterprises investing and doing business in Laos needed to apply online solutions in corporate management to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, which was hitting the Lao economy hard, and develop plans for post-pandemic recovery.
— Viet Nam News

Champassak welcomes fewer visitors due to Covid-19
Champassak province has recorded merely 100,000 domestic and foreign visitors in the first six months though it previously planned to welcome up to 1 million visitors this year.

Laos Has Tackled COVID-19, But It Is Drowning in Debt to International Finance
On June 11, Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)—a country of 7 million in Southeast Asia—said it had temporarily prevailed over COVID-19.
— Pressenza

Central bank of Laos imposes new regulation for currency exchanges
The Bank of the Lao PDR has come up with a new administrative rule designed to administer currency exchange businesses amid the appreciation of international currencies against the Lao kip.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Establishing a referral pathway for victims, survivors of violence in Laos
In Laos, like elsewhere in the world, there are indications of higher tendencies towards domestic violence at this time.

New museum details sacrifices made by 16 patriotic leaders
The Ministry of National Defence opened a museum in Phonkheng village, Vientiane on Monday explaining the detention of 16 Lao patriotic front leaders by the Vientiane puppet government that betrayed the country.
— Vientiane Times

Ministry provide emergency aid to flood victims in Luang Namtha
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has provided cash and emergency relief materials to communities impacted by flash floods that hit Nam Eng village in Viengphoukha district of Luang Namtha province on Sunday.
— Vientiane Times

World Bank, partners provide US$1 million for Lao COVID-19 control
Ministry of Health, World Bank, and the Embassies of Australia, Germany, and Japan held a joint press conference on Friday to announce a grant of US$1 million from the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) to support Laos’ response to COVID-19.
— Vientiane Times

Nam Pien Yorla Pa tourist attraction to open this week
A new tourism site Nam Pien Yorla Pa promises to be the next popular visitor destination when it opens on July 16.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

New fund established to promote scientific research
The government has established a dedicated fund to promote the development and research of science, technology and innovation as the country looks to technical advances to boost productivity.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Strong monsoon generating thunderstorms in central, southern regions
A strong prevailing southwest monsoon will increase cloud cover across Laos and is expected to lead to thunderstorms with rain and strong winds from July 16-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane lawmakers mull landholders’ compensation
Compensation for people impacted by development projects will be debated among National Assembly members of Vientiane constituency and members of the local People’s Council at its session running from July 15-17.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Ministry, KOICA update climate resilience and empowerment in Attapeu
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MoLSW), the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and related sectors recently discussed remaining works from 2019 and the implementation of this year’s plans for an integrated programme for climate resilience and empowerment in Attapeu province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Bangkok 2018
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on
World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.



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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