Lao morning news for March 10

Lao morning news for March 10

Lao PDR morning news

Lao Crop Exports to China Suffer amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Chinese buyers are paying less for Lao agricultural products amid sluggish trading activities in the wake of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
— The Laotian Times

Laos prepares for worsening Covid-19 scenario
Although there are no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Laos so far, authorities will undergo training and practice in how to handle cases of infection and an outbreak in the country, a senior health official has said.
— Vientiane Times

Luang Prabang limits Lao New Year celebrations over Covid-19 concerns
The international outbreak of Covid-19 has caused Luang Prabang province to scale back its traditional Lao New Year festivities planned for April 13-16, the Pathetlao Daily has reported.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Cambodia hails pact on border issues with Laos
Cambodian Minister of Interior Sar Kheng and Lao Minister of Public Security Vilay Lakhamfong signed the minutes of cooperation for 2020 in Laos and agreed to continue to work together on border issues including taking action to crack down on drug trafficking and illegal crossings.
— The Star

Meeting reviews media’s information campaign on Covid-19
Representatives of development partners and line departments of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and Ministry of Health met on Friday to discuss the work of the media in helping to keep Covid-19 at bay.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

FEATURE: CCTV cameras boost takings at Khammuan border crossing
The installation of CCTV cameras at immigration stations on the Lao-Thai border in Khammuan province has helped increase the amount of revenue collected from various taxes and service fees.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Poverty Reduction Fund in Lao eyes buffalo milk as source of nutrition for children
The Poverty Reduction Fund recently launched a pilot project to support farmers in Huaphan province to produce buffalo milk as part of efforts to improve child nutrition in northern Laos.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Germany backs access to finance for MSMEs
Germany has approved an additional EUR 6.8 million for the Lao Access to Finance Fund (LAFF) to facilitate access to long-term finance for households and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in rural areas.
— Vientiane Times

Australia adds new chapter to support for reading, education
Australia is continuing to assist teacher skill development in Laos and provide storybooks as part of efforts to promote reading among children in rural areas.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Airlines asks employees to take unpaid leave
Lao Airlines State Enterprise has asked its employees to take several days of unpaid leave so the company can cut costs amid plummeting flight reservations.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Govt officials get lessons in medical equipment management
The government, with support from the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH), is continuing efforts to strengthen the management of medical equipment in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Korean foundation further supports mother and child healthcare
Ministry of Health officials and development partners met in Vientiane province to review progress made in mother and child healthcare in 2019 and to discuss plans for 2020.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

City’s main roads get a makeover
The Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department is improving and installing more traffic lights and signs as well as painting road markings, with the aim of improving road safety.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

New Huaphan airport 90 percent complete
Construction of a new airport in Xamneua district, Huaphan province, is now more than 90 percent complete, with workers hoping to complete the project by the end of this year.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao agribusiness sector to raise challenges at business forum
Lao agribusiness representatives have held talks with officials of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) to try to find solutions to various challenges and barriers.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Tourism Malaysia strengthens ties with Laos to boost arrivals
In a bid to intensify promotions to the Asean market, Tourism Malaysia on Wednesday (March 4) launched the “Malaysia Tourism Seminar and B2B Session” as part of the Malaysia Golden Month Holiday Campaign to promote Malaysia, at the Landmark Hotel in Vientiane.
— The Star

Laos, Myanmar vow to enhance cooperation in tourism
Laos and Myanmar have agreed to promote mutual tourism, hoping to use this platform to publicise the fine cultures and traditions of the two countries.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Women’s Day celebrations in Laos muted amid coronavirus concerns
The Lao Women’s Union has reduced its customary programme of activities to mark International Women’s Day on March 8 this year after authorities asked everyone to cancel or postpone public gatherings to reduce the risk of the spread of Covid-19.
— ANN/Vientiane Times


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