Lao morning news for June 3

Lao morning news for June 3

Lao PDR morning news

Lao students return to schools as govt further eases Covid-19 restrictions
Most Lao students returned to schools on Tuesday (June 2) as the Lao government further eased its precautionary Covid-19 restrictions.
— The Star

Belt and Road construction forges ahead despite COVID-19 challenges
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted life and production all around the world, the construction of the Belt and Road projects continues with protective measures in Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia.
— Xinhua

Undersea cable faults cause internet chaos in Vietnam, Cambodia & Lao PDR
Vietnam’s high level of digital penetration has been a saving grace during the COVID-19 lockdown, enabling home-based work, e-learning, and e-Commerce to thrive.
— AEC News Today

Another class of FET cohort graduates amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Another cohort of Lao field epidemiologists have successfully completed their one-year Field Epidemiology Training (FET) programme at a graduation ceremony chaired by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bounkong Syhavong, Minister of Health, on May 29 in Vientiane Capital.

Foreign ministry issues update on entry and exit rules
The representative offices of foreign diplomatic missions and international organisations in Laos wanting to bring in diplomats and foreign staff are required to submit a document detailing their intentions to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
— Vientiane Times

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Economic recovery in Laos will be a long road
Economic recovery from the damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is a huge challenge for every country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

French aid supports communities in distress build better lives
Communities in Attapeu and Xekong provinces will receive support from France’s Alimentary Aid Programme to recover livelihoods, improve incomes and make it through the lean season with more nutritious diets, well needed given the socio-economic impact of COVID-19.
— Vientiane Times

MRC urged to delay Lao dam project scrutiny to allow for more input
Five civil society organisations in Cambodia yesterday asked the Mekong River Commission’s Joint Committee to delay the prior consultation process of Laos’ proposed Luang Prabang project to give more time for its developer to conduct more rigorous studies to ensure the river’s sustainability.
— Khmer Times

COVID-19 committee urges parents, teachers to care for children
The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has requested parents, officials and teachers to take special care of children returning to school to prevent the virus re-emerging.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Provinces reopen tourist sites after coronavirus shutdown
Provinces across the country have begun reopening tourist sites to welcome back visitors after the attractions were temporarily closed as a preventive measure against the global COVID-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Youth volunteers to pass on health, career knowledge to peers
Young people need to be provided with the correct knowledge, opportunities and tools on health, education, employment, protection and participation to contribute to national socio-economic development.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Entrepreneur’s passion for trees helps green the capital
Mr Khamphay Somsana, a well-known businessman of Laos, has a passion for planting more trees in Vientiane to improve the environment and enhance the beauty of the city.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Heavy trailer causes collapse of Thoulakhom bridge
Authorities in Thoulakhom district of Vientiane are now racing to build a temporary structure to replace the metal Namphanai Bridge in Bankern-Kang village, which collapsed on Tuesday morning.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



Feature photo Countryside Adventures
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Bicycle Day, June 3.


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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