Lao morning news for June 23

Lao morning news for June 23
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Lao PDR morning newsLaos Appoints New Electricity Chief Amid Growing Anger Over High Prices
Laos has appointed a new managing director of the state-owned Electricite du Laos power company, replacing the former director amid rising anger in the country over high rates for electricity in spite of growing levels of unemployment because of business closings to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

COVID-19 prevention efforts in Luang Namtha
A 5-day media visit was organized in Lunag Namtha and Bokeo provinces from 15-20 June by the Centre for Communication and Education for Health (CCEH), Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and UNICEF.

Community understanding paves way for Luang Namtha dengue success
Communities having access to clear information on dengue fever control and prevention is one of the reasons helping Luang Namtha curb the spread of the virus, according to a provincial health official.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

U.S. Provides Additional US$2.5 Million to Support COVID-19 Response in Lao PDR
The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed an additional US$2.5 million to mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Lao PDR.

US provides additional US$2.5 million to Laos to flight Covid-19
The United States has provided an additional US$2.5 million through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the Covid-19 response in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Ministry announces school exams for final-year students
The exams for final-year students at primary and secondary schools across the country for the 2019-2020 school year are expected to be held from mid to late July.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Xieng Khouang Airport Handed Over to Lao Air Force
Administration and operations of Xieng Khouang Airport have been officially handed over to the Lao People’s Liberation Army Air Force.
— The Laotian Times

Laos sees more revenue from coffee
The number of coffee plantations under the Lao Coffee Association (LCA) has decreased by around five to 10 per cent in the first five months of this year as growers shifted to cassava for better incomes.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Honda YES award contest 2020 seeks entries
The Laos-Japan Human Resources Development Institute (JLI) held an orientation session last week in cooperation with three faculties of the National University of Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Police targeting hit-and-run drivers in the capital
Vientiane traffic police officers are now conducting a campaign to zero in on hit-and-run drivers in the capital following a number of fatal accidents.
— Vientiane Times

Majority of Luang Namtha landholders receive railway compensation
The majority of families have received payment for their land to make way for construction of the Laos-China Railway currently underway through 16.9 km of Luang Namtha province, according to a project official.
— Vientiane Times

Parliament to debate revised GDP target amid pandemic impact
The government is set to revise the gross domestic product (GDP) growth target and present the revision to the National Assembly (NA)’s upcoming session for debate.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Institute provides free vocational training, jobs to Lao women
The Lao-Korea Skill Development Institute has joined hands with Laoquality Sole Co Ltd of Japan to provide vocational training (wig making).
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Chao Anouvong Park To Be Upgraded In Bid To Attract Tourists
Chao Anouvong Park is to receive renovations to improve the site in a bid to attract more tourists, both foreign and domestic.
— The Laotian Times



Feature photo John Le Fevre
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day, June 27.


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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