Lao morning news for July 20

Lao morning news for July 20
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Laos: Borders remain closed to foreigners but resume flights on Vientiane-Hanoi route
The government of Laos has chosen to keep its borders closed to foreign visitors, with testing and medical certification required before travelers can exit the country to ensure it remains free of Covid-19, reports the Laotian Times.
— The Star

Laos: Govt issues notice to lower residential electricity prices
The Prime Minister’s Office has issued a notice to the Ministry of Energy and Mines to reduce residential electricity prices from April to December during the Covid-19 outbreak.
— The Star

Laos reports 113 new cases of dengue fever
The Lao Ministry of Health reported 113 more cases of dengue fever on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections to 3,202.
— Xinhuanet

Clarification on Medical Certificate Requirement for Travellers
Medical certification is not required in all circumstances for travel to foreign countries, according to the Lao Ministry of Health.
— The Laotian Times

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health donates 200,000 facemasks to Laos
The Ministry of Health of Vietnam has donated 200,000 facemasks to its Lao counterpart to support the Covid-19 prevention and containment efforts in the country.

U.S. Provides 88,000 Additional Mosquito Nets to Prevent Malaria in Laos
Continuing the United States’ longstanding support of the Lao health sector, U.S. Ambassador to Laos Dr. Peter M. Haymond presented 88,000 specially-treated mosquito nets funded by the United States to Vice Minister of Health Dr.
— U.S. Embassy in Laos

Laos to boost export of agricultural products to China
The Laos government is cooperating with different sectors and entrepreneurs to improve the quality of agricultural products in order to increase exports to China.
— The Star

Laos, Turkey partner on UXO risk education, disaster preparedness
The governments of Laos and Turkey have teamed up for the ongoing ‘Strengthening Early Warning Systems and incorporating UXO Risk Education in Laos’ project.
— Vientiane Times

Weather bureau official dispels Mekong flood concerns
There is no need for immediate public alarm about potential flooding of the Mekong River despite widespread reports of floods in neighbouring countries, especially China, a sector official has confirmed.
— Vientiane Times

Tattoo workshop etches out good hygiene, first aid principles for operators
Tattooists around the country participated in a one-day workshop in Vientiane on Thursday to build more understanding on the principles of hygiene, disinfecting and first aid.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, China to cooperate on CO2 emissions reduction project
Laos and China will cooperate on a climate change mitigation project by constructing a low carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions demonstration area in Saysettha Development Zone (SDZ), Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times

Commission strives to end violence against women and children
The National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mothers and Children (NCAWMC) has committed to take action to eliminate violence against women and children, while protecting their rights and assisting victims.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Skills institute chiselling out more training opportunities for carpentry sector
The Lao-Korea Institute for Skills Development in Vientiane is prioritising training for students in the carpentry and construction sector to supply the growing demand from the job market.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane unearths plan to send power lines underground
Vientiane authorities have given the green light to three companies for a pilot project to redirect overhead electrical cables underground as part of long-term beautification plans for the city’s downtown.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Man set fire to burn house for suicide in Bokeo
A 35 years-old man have set a fire to burning his house and body to killed instantly inside the house in Pha-oudom district, Bokeo province last week.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



Feature photo Ketnaphone Choulamany
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Lao Women’s Union Establishment Day, July 20.


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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