Lao morning news for March 18

Lao morning news for March 18

Lao PDR morning news

Covid-19 Task Force Recommends Quarantine for Travelers Arriving in Laos
The National Task Force Committee on the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 has released a statement directing ministries and relevant ministerial organizations, Vientiane Capital, and all provincial authorities to enforce stricter regulations in regard to prevention and control of Covid-19 in Laos.
— The Laotian Times

Thai- Lao border closed in Phayao
The border crossing to Laos in Phu Sang district of this northern province has been closed from both sides due to the Covid-19 threat.
— Bangkok Post

Preschools, kindergartens closed in Laos to avoid virus risks
Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Tuesday (March 17) has ordered the temporary closure of preschools and kindergartens across the country amid the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in many countries.
— The Star

Laos cancels several regional conferences
The Government has cancelled four regional high-level conferences slated for the end of March in Vientiane due to COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Lao Red Cross strengthens rescue assistance in Vientiane province
Lao Red Cross plans to expand its rescue assistance to other communities in Vientiane province’s Thoulakhom district after the agency successfully established voluntary activities in five villages.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao farmers safeguarding food supply amid Covid-19 pandemic
Lao consumers will not face serious food shortages as in other countries if the international supply chain is disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a senior economist.
— Vientiane Times

Huayxai airport expansion is over 50 percent complete
The work on the Huayxai airport expansion project in Bokeo province is now over half complete, with the project scheduled to be completed this year.
— Vientiane Times

Govt intensifies virus prevention measures
Authorities have tightened quarantine measures and ordered schools closed in an attempt to prevent and control coronavirus amid the global pandemic.
— Vientiane Times

Japan adds bite to Lao dental promotion, essential health services
The Japanese government has provided grant assistance to Laos to strengthen health centres and improve basic medical services as well as implement a dental health promotion project in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

EDL Oudomxay urged to focus on staff skills development
Ministry of Energy and Mines has advised Electricite du Laos (EDL), Oudomxay branch to focus on enhancing the skills of its personnel to ensure the development of the national grid.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Six killed, 17 injured in Borikhamxay accident
Six people were killed and 17 people sustained injuries after a six-wheel truck overturned in Meuangmuan village, Viengthong district of Borikhamxay province last week.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

A factory employee wearing a shirt with the phrase “Every problem has its solution / Friends help friends”
The outreach activities Manivone and her co-workers have been attending at the Venture Factory were part of the UNFPA collaboration with the Lao Women’s Union, the Lao Federation of Trade Unions and the Vientiane Youth Center.

Laos launches APPS, PRN at int’l airports amid COVID-19 pandemic
The Immigration Department under the Lao Ministry of Public Security has launched an advanced passenger processing system (APPS) and passenger name record (PNR) for pre-screening of air passengers at international airports.
— Xinhua



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Water Day, March 22


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