Lao morning news for June 9

Lao morning news for June 9
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8,607 cases tested for Covid-19 in Laos
Laos has conducted Covid-19 (coronavirus) test on 8,607 cases, with 19 of them positive, according to Laos Ministry of Health report on Monday (June 8).
— The Star

Some schools don’t have enough medical equipment, deputy minister says
Some schools in Laos don’t have enough medical equipment and can’t practise social distancing for the “Safely Back to School” programme amid the Covid-19 crisis.
— Vientiane Times

Ministry of Labor Orders Employers to Pay Wages Despite Pandemic
The Lao Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare has instructed employers to ensure workers are fairly compensated despite an economic downturn due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Laotian Times

Analysts: Rising Debt Burden Could Make Laos More Reliant on China
Laos is not likely to make all its debt payments this year, much of them owed to China, which has become the world’s biggest lender, more so than the World Bank or any other global institution, according to analysts.
— VOA News

Japan grants over US$13.7mil to Laos for Covid-19 response
The Japanese government has provided grant aid worth over 123billion kip (JPY1.5 billion) on Monday (June 8) for the purchase of medical equipment to support Laos’ efforts to cope with a further outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
— The Star

Lao Villager Released After Accepting ‘Compensation’ for Seized Land
A Lao woman held since March for protesting the government seizure of village land for a medical college and hospital was released after her family accepted compensation for their property loss, RFA has learned.

US Suspends Visas for Citizens of Laos
The United States Government has discontinued issuance of certain visas for citizens of Laos and nationals applying in Laos after a disagreement regarding the deportation of Lao nationals.
— The Laotian Times

MRC agrees on timeframe for consultation on Sanakham dam
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has agreed on a timeframe for the prior consultation process for Sanakham hydropower project, one of Laos’ dams on the Mekong mainstream.
— Vientiane Times

Laos’ exports under GSP reaches US$1.3 billion
Laos’ value of exports under Generalised System of Preferences in 2019 reached US$1,300 million, representing 22.65% of the total export of the country.

Fish Conservation Zones protect biodiversity in central Laos
Recent research funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has shown that fish sanctuaries can have a large impact on the number of species caught by local fishermen.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Authorities complete makeover of Vientiane’s main roads
The Vientiane authority is now inspecting work to improve and install more traffic lights and signs and to paint road markings on the key thoroughfares of the national capital.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Korean agency aiding upgrade of Xieng Khuang UXO exhibit
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is working with Xieng Khuang province’s Information, Culture and Tourism Department to refurbish its unexploded ordnance (UXO) exhibition and make it .
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos-China railway almost 90 percent complete
Construction of the Laos-China railway was 89.43 percent complete as of the end of May with Lao authorities calling for the project developer to progress work according to plan.
— Vientiane Times

Forecasting system’s introduction boosting farmers’ climate resilience
Agricultural experts are starting the second year of field testing for the Laos Climate Services for Agriculture (LaCSA) system, which is being initiated to assist farmers in various regions of the country.
— 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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