Lao morning news for July 24

Lao morning news for July 24
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International visitor arrivals to Laos plunge by 60 percent
International tourist arrivals to Laos in the first six months of this year were down 60 percent compared to the same period last year due to the closure of border checkpoints to prevent the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times

Champassak strictly prevents second wave of Covid-19
The Champassak Province is taking preventive measures against Covid-19 including keeping a close eye on returning migrant workers from neighbouring countries to prevent the second wave of the disease in the country.

Will Laos be home to a unicorn some day?
Make no mistake, the secret is out. The tech market potential in Southeast Asia (SEA) has been realised and the region is now the global hotbed for tech startups. Renowned global investors are chomping to enter the market and the digital payments sector in Indonesia is a testament to that.
— E27

KOICA, FAO Sign Agreement to Support Livelihoods and Climate-Resilient Agriculture in Attapeu
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), signed an agreement on Jul 23 to collaborate in supporting the “Integrated Programme for Climate Resilience and Empowerment in Attapeu Province.

AFD, EU pursue efforts to preserve biodiversity in Laos
Leo Faber, Ambassador of the European Union to the Lao PDR and Matthieu Bommier, Director of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in Laos, together with the attendance of the French Ambassador to the Lao PDR, Florence Jeanblanc-Risler signed in Vientiane on Jul 17 an agreement to finance a project implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

Laos-Timor-Leste mutual support continues to prosper
Mutual support between Laos and Timor-Leste has been reconfirmed with the new diplomatic representative of the young state in Southeast Asia taking up her mission in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Savannakhet to construct park in Vilabouly district
Savannakhet province plans to construct a park in Vilabouly district this year as a new draw for tourists. The construction will be done in phases. The first phrase will focus on allocating the area around the construction site and building a footpath and installing street lights.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Survivors of Laos’ Worst Dam Disaster Still Struggling Two Years Later
Two years after a dam collapse that caused Laos’ worst flooding in decades, many of the thousands of rural villagers who lost their homes and land in the disaster say they are still struggling to recover with inadequate support from the dam’s developers and the Lao government.

Lao Brewery park renovation grants for Vientiane hit 3.4 billion kip
Lao Brewery Co. Ltd has granted 3.4 billion kip combined to renovation projects for Chao Fa Ngum Park, Chi Nai Mo Park and the 450 Park on Kaysone Phomvihane Road in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Luang Prabang tour guides lose out despite resurgence of domestic tourism in Laos
While domestic tourists have begun returning to Luang Prabang province after the control of the spread Covid-19 in Laos, tour guides who previously led groups of international visitors are failing to benefit.
— The Star

Savannakhet steps up fight against drugs
Savannakhet is determined to bolster efforts to fight illicit drug trafficking and has confiscated over 20,000 grams of amphetamine since last year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

ASEAN Business Awards Laos 2020 Open for Applications
Applications are now open for the ASEAN Business Awards Laos 2020, with awards to be presented at a gala event held in Vientiane on 25 September.
— The Laotian Times

Twin murders in Sisattanak district
Vientiane police have stepped up their efforts to arrest the killer who knifed a 40-year-old woman and her son to death in Thaphalanxay village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane on Wednesday.
— 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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