Lao morning news for July 22

Lao morning news for July 22
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Dengue fever cases in Laos rise to 3,422
Dengue cases in Laos have reached 3,422 with eight deaths since January, according to a report from the Lao Ministry of Health.
— Xinhuanet

U.S. Provides 88,000 Additional Mosquito Nets to Prevent Malaria in Laos
U.S. Ambassador to Laos Peter M. Haymond presented 88,000 specially-treated mosquito nets funded by the United States to Vice Minister of Health Phouthone Meuangpak at a ceremony in Vientiane on July 17.

FM receives outgoing EU ambassador
On Jul 21, Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith received a courtesy call from outgoing EU Ambassador to the Lao PDR Leo Faber as the latter was finishing his diplomatic tenure in the country.

Chinese premier holds talks with Lao PM
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith via video link on Tuesday.
— Xinhuanet

Japan grants USD3 mln for human resources development in Laos
The Government of Japan has provided grant aid of JPY 317 million (USD3 million) to support human resources development in Laos.

Workshop strengthens planning ministry anti-corruption efforts
The government is continuing to build capacity among planning and investment officials through a two-day anti-corruption workshop with participants gaining an understanding of the dangers of unethical practises and fighting dishonest behaviour in the country.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Unidentified Armed Group Shoots Lao Soldiers Searching for Opium, Killing One
An unidentified armed group shot and killed a member of a Lao government security force last week as his unit patrolled the forested areas of central Xaysomboun province during a crackdown on opium growers, RFA has learned.

Govt values cooperation with European Union
The government has highly valued the cooperation between the country and the European Union (EU) over the past 45 years since the two sides established diplomatic relations.
— Vientiane Times

Work expedited to develop new tourism site in Khammuan
Work to develop a new tourism site in Khammuan province – Khoun Kong Leng Lake Blue Lagoon – has been expedited to meet a deadline for opening the venue to visitors by the end of this year, an official incharge of the project has said.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

New primary school curriculum being developed
A team of writers is developing the new curriculum for Grade 3 in primary schools to promote an active learning approach by using lessons that contain activities which enable students to learn by doing.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Agri officials upskill on new technology, drones for land use management
The Department of Agriculture Land Management, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry recently carried out training for officials in the use of drones and other technologies to survey and implement agricultural development plans.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane to trace all illegal internet cafés
Vientiane’s Post and Telecommunications Department will appoint a special committee to trace illegal internet cafés in the capital after officials found some cafés operating without a licence as well as some open for online gaming and gambling or selling drugs.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Several Chinese killed in shootout near Kings Romans casino in Laos
Earlier this month, Lao police reported being called to the Kings Romans Casino in the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone near the intersecting borders of Thailand and Myanmar.
— Calvin Ayre


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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