Lao morning news for March 17

Lao morning news for March 17

Lao PDR morning news

PM orders preschools, kindergartens closed
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has ordered the temporary closure of preschools and kindergartens across the country in the wake of the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in many countries.
— Vientiane Times

Covid-19: Laos ready for potential outbreak, says PM
Today the Lao PDR is comprehensively ready to deal with possible outbreak of Covid-19 especially in terms of personnel, medical equipment, health facilities with Mittaphab Hospital and Hospital 103 designated as main hospitals dealing with Covid-19 cases,” said Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.

Central China province donates anti-coronavirus materials to Laos, ROK
Central China’s Hunan Province has donated supplies to aid the novel coronavirus fight in Laos and the Republic of Korea (ROK).
— Xinhua

Laos Shutters Small Checkpoints on Borders With Vietnam, Cambodia, Citing Coronavirus Spread
Laos is shuttering small checkpoints on its borders with Vietnam and Cambodia as part of a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus into the country, where authorities have yet to announce a positive case of the disease caused by the virus (COVID-19).

6th Goût de France scheduled for Mar 23-29
The French food festival – Goût de France/Good France – will be held at the Residence of the French Ambassador to the Lao PDR in Vientiane on Mar 23-29.

Lao PDR: New Financing to Improve Access to Health and Nutrition Services
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved US$23 million for the Lao PDR under the Health and Nutrition Services Access Project (HANSA) on March 12 in Washington, USA.

Vientiane given a spruce up ahead of govt, Party events
Vientiane City Operation and Management Service is speeding up road cleaning, the clearing of drains and decorating main thoroughfares in the city with flags to mark important upcoming official events.
— Vientiane Times

USA injects support into Lao Covid-19 prevention
The USA government has forecast a budget of US$1.9 million in assistance to Laos in response to the global spread of the novel coronavirus Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times

Phongsaly targets vocational training to enrich remote rural residents
Phongsaly is focusing on the promotion of vocational skills for local residents in eight target villages in Mai district as part of efforts to boost socio-economic development in the province.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane remains hungry for imported produce
Vientiane still needs to import fruit and vegetables from neighbouring countries because the local harvest cannot meet all the needs of consumers.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Japan provides US$3.9 m to tackle Mekong floods and droughts
The government of Japan will provide a grant of 412 million Japanese Yen (about US$3.9 million) to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to support the monitoring and forecasting of floods and droughts.
— Vientiane Times

New WB financing to improve access to health, nutrition services
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$23 million for Laos under the Health and Nutrition Services Access Project (HANSA).
— Vientiane Times

Traffic police rev up road safety campaign
The Vientiane Traffic Police Department and Honda New Chip Xeng Group are reminding students about the importance of road safety in a bid to reduce the rising toll of accidents.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

10-year review finds farmers reaping benefits of agricultural progress
Over the past 10 years, farmers in Luang Prabang have expanded their crop production to support sustainable income through the creation of products made from forest sources and local fruits.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt prepares for least developed country graduation assessment
Government officials yesterday met in Vientiane to discuss preparations for the assessment of the nation officially graduating from the list of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) by 2024.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Return of “Little Ghosts” Causes Drop in Traffic at Vientiane-Nongkhai Border
On the morning of Sunday 15 March, the Vientiane-Nongkhai border checkpoint was unusually quiet.
— The Laotian Times



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