Lao morning news for June 8

Lao morning news for June 8
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No troubles with Covid-19 but Laos reports 48 more cases of dengue fever
Laos has reported no new Covid-19 case for more than 50 days but it still has plenty to handle with dengue fever.
— The Star

Government promotes ‘Safely Back to School’ campaign
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism joined hands with the Ministry of Education and Sports to promote safety for teachers and students going back to school amid the Covid-19 crisis through the Lao media.
— Vientiane Times

New decree seeks to protect Lao workers’ interests overseas
The government has issued a new decree to regulate the sending of Lao labourers to work in foreign countries, which enhances mechanisms to ensure their safety and protect their interests.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

UNFPA lends support to women and girls in Laos
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has handed over contributions consisting of hygiene and dignity items as well as essential food supplies for use by women and girls during the Covid-19 outbreak.
— The Star

Thai NGOs Urge Government Not to Buy Power from Sanakham Dam in Laos
A dam planned for construction by Laos on the Mekong river will have negative impacts not only on Lao villages but also in nearby Thailand, a coalition of Thai environmental groups says, adding that the government in Bangkok should cancel plans to buy electricity from the controversial project.

Post and Telecommunications Minister receives US Ambassador
Minister of Post and Telecommunications Thansamay Kommasith received US Ambassador to Laos Peter M. Haymond in Vientiane Capital on Jun 3.

Job fair going online for career opportunities during pandemic
Job Fest, dubbed by organisers as “The First Online Job Fair and Career Development Seminar in Laos” will be held from June 24-30 to promote career opportunities while complying with the government’s COVID-19 preventive measures.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Delivery of new textbooks heralds bright future for primary schools
A total of 756,000 textbooks for use in the new primary school curriculum and 9,365 teacher resource boxes containing additional materials and posters on Covid-19 prevention in schools have been delivered to 148 districts.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos hails high-quality construction of China-Laos railway
A senior Laos official on Saturday (June 6) has spoken highly of the progress achieved in the ongoing construction of the China-Laos railway.
— The Star

Japan grants over 123 billion kip for Covid-19 response
The Japanese government has provided grant aid worth over 123 billion kip (JPY 1.5 billion) for the purchase of medical equipment to support Laos’ efforts to cope with a further outbreak of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times

Beautiful Chom Ong cave set to open to visitors
The beautiful and large Chom Ong cave in Xay district of Oudomxay province will soon open to domestic and overseas tourists after the improvement of the road leading to it and facilities at the site.
— Vientiane Times

Agriculture ministry sprouts order to boost wet season production
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has issued an order to provincial authorities to boost rainy season farm production in response to the government’s food security strategy.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Varying weather extremes in store for the nation
Some provinces will face extended periods of rain and flooding into next month while other regions are set to endure extended dry periods during the first half of August, the weather bureau has warned.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



Feature photo United Nations in Lao PDR
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Day Against Child Labour, June 12.


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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