Lao morning news for June 19

Lao morning news for June 19
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Laos praised for quick virus response
International health organisations on Thursday praised Laos’ early response and countrywide networks for containing the novel coronavirus after the Southeast Asian nation declared itself free of the virus earlier this month.
— Bangkok Post

Lao trucks not allowed into China at Boten border crossing
Lao trucks attempting to tranport goods into China are not being allowed to cross at the Boten International Checkpoint in Luang Namtha province. This is being done to check the spread of the dreaded coronavirus. Goods are being carried into China on Chinese trucks.
— Vientiane Times

Australia Increases Development Assistance for Lao PDR COVID-19 Recovery
The Australian government has increased its bilateral development assistance to Laos by almost 25% this year, providing an additional AUD4.8 million to help fight the economic, social and health impacts of the COVID-19.

Champassak promotes tourism programme after Covid-19 outbreak
Champassak province’s Information, Culture and Tourism Department invited 35 tourists from Vientiane to visit Champassak as part of efforts to boost domestic tourism in the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times

Laos partners with IOM to support pandemic-affected migrants
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is partnering with the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare to support migrants affected by Covid-19, with funding from Japan.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos: A case study for Cambodian policymakers
Recent reports in Laos of price surges for essential foods and medicines, rising unemployment​​and ballooning national debt, are proving to be a case study for local policymakers to avoid as the COVID-19 economic fallout worsens.
— Khmer Times

JICA, World Bank back Covid-19 prevention measures
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and World Bank are jointly supporting measures to prevent Covid-19 in public transport and communities across Laos to avert a second wave of infections in the country.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Cultural heritage protection project launched for Champassak, Savannakhet
The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the French Development Agency (AFD) have launched a joint project for preserving and enhancing Lao heritage in Champassak and Savannakhet provinces.
— Vientiane Times

Preserving Laos heritage: signing of a new project in southern Laos
Vice-Minister of Planning and Investment Kikeo Chanthaboury, and Country Director of the French Development Agency (AFD) in Laos Matthieu Bommier, in the presence of Ambassador of France to the Lao PDR Florence Jeanblanc-Risler, signed on Jun 17 a financing agreement of the amount of EUR 2,642,000 for the so-called Cultural Heritage Management, Preservation and Territorial Attractiveness (CHAMPA) Project in Champassak and Savannakhet provinces.

Company to fund Thoulakhom bridge reconstruction after truck causes collapse
A Chinese company, whose semitrailer hauling cement caused the metal Namphanai Bridge in Bankern village, Thoulakhom district, Vientiane province to collapse recently, has agreed to fund the reconstruction.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos calls for continued partnership in tackling Covid-19 crisis
Laos hopes to continue to work with other countries to address the crisis caused by Covid-19 by sharing information, lessons learnt, and other efforts towards economic recovery. Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith, on behalf of the government, made the proposal at the Special Asean-Russia Ministers Meeting on Covid-19 held on June 17.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane project to promote women’s legal, gender rights
Vientiane authorities have launched the ‘Promotion of Women’s Access to Laws and Justice in Sangthong district’ project to strengthen women’s empowerment and promote gender sensitivity and children’s rights among the population.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane Capital to Unravel Tangled Wires
Vientiane Capital authorities have vowed to untangle the mess of cables and wires spread across the streets in a bid to improve the city’s image.
— The Laotian Times



Feature photo FNML -Southern Laos Food & Nutrition Security and Market Linkages Programme
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Sustainable Gastronomy Day, June 18.


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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