Lao morning news for July 6

Lao morning news for July 6

Lao PDR morning news

Draft Law to Empower National Assembly in Approving Reshuffles
National Assembly members held discussions on Tuesday in regard to giving the National Assembly’s own standing committee the power to approve immediate appointments and reshuffle high-level cabinet officials.
— The Laotian Times

UNICEF provides critical supplies to 12 provinces to address protection risks during COVID-19
On the 1st and 2ndJuly 2020, UNICEF Lao PDR handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) worth US$30,000 to the Lao Women’s Union (LWU) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MOLSW) respectively.

Lao dam project sparks environmental concerns
The latest dam project set for the Mekong River this year, spearheaded by the Lao government in Luang Prabang province, has renewed fears among other countries through which the river passes of the effect such structures have on the surrounding environment.
— Bangkok Post

Construction of Vientiane Station Commences on Laos-China Railway
A groundbreaking ceremony for construction of Vientiane Station along the Laos-China Railway was held on Friday in Xaythany District.
— The Laotian Times

Laos backs China’s approval of Hong Kong national security legislation
The Lao PDR congratulates and supports China for the approval of the national security law for Hong Kong special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release.
— Vientiane Times

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Urgency for family planning services to address COVID-19 impacts
In Bolikhamxay and Champasak provinces respectively, Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion, Ministry of Health with UNFPA, convened representatives from Health, Education, Lao Youth Union, Lao Women’s Union, and the Lao Front for National Development between Jun 26 and 30 to re-energise the national family planning programme.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hold talks with Lao counterpart
The two-day visit is taking place after the two countries have initially controlled the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first visit by a foreign high-ranking leader to Vietnam since the start of the COVID-19, proving the Vietnam-Laos special relations.
— Vietnam Plus

FRENCH Int’l school vientiane ENDS SCHOOL YEAR WITH perfect score: 100 % success RATE!
On Jun 30, the French International School of Vientiane hosted the Baccalaureate awards ceremony for the 30 international students who completed their secondary education.

World Education provides US$ 100,000 for War Victims Fund
The US-based non-profit organisation, World Education Laos, has provided US$ 100,000 to support the work of the War Victims Medical Fund (WVMF) in the country during 2020-22
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Maruhan Japan Bank Lao and Loca Laos Ink E-Commerce Deal
Japanese commercial bank Maruhan Japan Bank Lao and local ride-hailing service Loca Laos have inked a deal on an e-commerce automated settlement solution to be provided by the Japanese bank.
— The Laotian Times

Heathfield International School selected for Oxford curriculum standard
Heathfield International School in Vientiane last week announced the school had been selected by Oxford Education to join their Pilot School Programme commencing in 2020-2021 to implement the globally esteemed Oxford International Curriculum.
— Vientiane Times

Agriculture ministry, partners mull sustainable value chain plans
The Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with GIZ and the private sector on Friday, discussed plans for the Promotion of Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains (Asean AgriTrade) Project to increase farmers’ opportunities in domestic and regional markets.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Choosing the Right School for Your Child in Laos
There is an awful lot involved in choosing the right school for your child. And, there is much advice available about what to do and ask as you narrow down your search.
— The Laotian Times

Govt stresses role of civil society, NGOs in achieving development goals
The government has emphasised the importance of the role played by civil society organisations (CSOs) and international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) in helping Laos to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Red Cross helps disaster victims in Saravan, Attapeu
The Lao Red Cross has helped disaster victims in two southern provinces and delivered donations to the Saravan provincial Red Cross and Attapeu provincial Red Cross.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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