Lao morning news for March 16

Lao morning news for March 16

Lao PDR morning news

Avoid hiring foreign workers from outbreak areas: labour ministry
Authorities have advised employers in Laos should avoid hiring new foreign nationals from areas or cities where the coronavirus has been reported.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Northern Laos province closes 10 border crossings with Vietnam
Authorities in northern Laos’ Huaphan province on Sunday (March 15) called for the temporary closure of 10 traditional border crossings with Vietnam as part of efforts to prevent an outbreak of the Covid-19 (coronavirus).
— The Star

Authorities nationwide cancelling large-scale Lao New Year events
Authorities in provinces and the capital are being proactive to prevent a potential Covid-19 outbreak by cancelling several Lao New Year events that involve large crowds.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

New Dam Planned in Same District as Xe Pian Xe Namnoi Collapse in Southern Laos
A new dam is set to go up in southern Laos, in the district where two years ago a major dam collapse caused a flood that was described as the country’s worst in decades.

Japan provides US$3.9 million to tackle Mekong flood and drought issues
The government of Japan on March 13 granted JPY 412 million (approximately US$3.9 million) to the Mekong River Commission in advancing its flood and drought monitoring and forecasting functions.

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U.S. Announces Additional US$ 2 Million to Support COVID-19 Response in Lao PDR
U.S. Ambassador Peter M. Haymond announced additional funding of nearly US$2 million from the United States in support of the Lao PDR in response to the global spread of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.”

UNICEF provides essential supplies for Covid-19 response
UNICEF has given personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Health to support the country’s response and preparedness for Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

UK ambassador promotes education in three Lao provinces
The UK Ambassador to Laos, Mr John Pearson, recently visited Savannakhet, Champassak, and Xieng Khuang provinces, to show support for education, cultural and development activities.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Luang Namtha weeds out 106 hectares of opium poppies
Luang Namtha authorities recently destroyed 106 hectares of opium poppies growing in 14 villages of the province. Head of the province’s Public Security Department, Lieutenant Colonel Alounyadeth Buasisavath, said poppies were found in the districts of Luang Namtha, Sing, Long and Viengphoukha.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Bokeo special economic zone extends ban on entry
The management committee of the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone in Tonpheung district, Bokeo province, is imposing a third consecutive ban on entry to the zone.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Authorities dismiss rumour of 13 deaths in Saravan as ‘fake news’
A rumour circulating on social media, which falsely suggested that 13 people in Saravan province had died, is fake news, authorities in the southern province have confirmed.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

China-Laos railway M&E engineering enters construction phase
With the first engineering pole for overhead contact system being successfully established by China Railway Wuhan Electrification Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (WEEG), the M&E (mechanical and electrical) engineering of China-Laos railway has officially entered the construction phase on Sunday.
— Xinhua



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