Lao morning news for June 25

Lao morning news for June 25
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Laos-Cambodia Border to Remain Closed
Laos has decided to keep its border checkpoint with Cambodia closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
— The Laotian Times

Thousands of Jobless Lao Workers Return Home From Thailand in Last Two Months
As many as 3,000 Lao workers have returned home during the last two months, crossing the border from Thailand after losing their jobs amid business shut-downs due to coronavirus fears, sources in Laos say.

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

Govt adjusts GDP growth target
The government has asked the National Assembly to approve its decision to lower the GDP target for 2020 after encountering difficulties in achieving the figure previously endorsed by lawmakers.
— Vientiane Times

Laos to Enforce Nationwide Sim Card Registration
The Lao Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has announced that all phone numbers across the country must now be properly registered or face permanent disconnection.
— The Laotian Times

Savannakhet provides healthcare for returning Lao workers
Savannakhet’s health authorities say the province has been successful in providing healthcare for Lao workers returning from Thailand during the Covid-19 outbreak, with the majority receiving free health checks.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

NA worried government will be unable to meet growth targets
Several targets set for the government’s socio-economic development plan, state budget plan, and monetary plan are unlikely to be met due to slow growth in services and other sectors of economic composition, according to Vice President of the National Assembly Bounpone Bouttanavong.

Govt targets domestic tourism to revive virus hit sector
The government is introducing measures to encourage domestic tourists to travel within the country to help restore the tourism sector as it awaits for a return of international visitors after COVID-19 is controlled.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos supports ASEAN human resources development plan
Laos supports ASEAN’s human resources development plan, the Vientiane Times reported, quoting a speech by Lao Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune at the 23rd ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Council (ASCC) meeting on June 23.
— Vietnam Plus

Ministry assesses COVID-19’s impact on agriculture
The government plans to support farmers to recover their agricultural production and boost food security after many parts of the country have been impacted during the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Illegal dumping a challenge for urban waste management I
llegal dumping and burning of waste is posing a challenge for municipal solid waste management in Vientiane, an official has said.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

National Assembly’s 9th ordinary session opened
The 9th ordinary session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature was opened this morning in Vientiane Capital in the presence of the President of the National Assembly Pany Yathortou, President Bounnhang Vorachit, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and other Party and government leaders, and people’s representatives.

NA’s session kicks off debating agenda to overcome difficulties
The National Assembly (NA)’s 8th legislature on Wednesday kicked off its ninth ordinary session opening the floor for members of the parliament to debate agendas to address difficulties the country is facing, notably those caused by COVID-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times

Ministry adopts ODA mobilisation strategy 2030
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has adopted the Official Development Assistance (ODA) mobilisation strategy 2030.
— Vientiane Times

9km tunnel completed on China-to-Laos railway
China Railway Guangzhou Engineering Group drilled 9,296 metres through four fault zones for the Ban Nakok Tunnel, which state news agency Xinhua said brought “huge difficulties” for the project.
— Global Construction Review



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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