Lao morning news for March 2

Lao morning news for March 2

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Laos Sees 76% Increase in Banana Export Value in 2019
A surge in production has seen Laos increase the export value of bananas by 76 percent.
— The Laotian Times

Tunnel Work on Laos-China Railway Pollutes Local Waterways
Construction work on a railway project linking Laos with China is filling a creek in Vientiane province and other local waterways with waste released by the boring of tunnels, polluting the water and harming the livelihoods of local residents, sources in Laos say.

Couple treated Lao worker ‘like a slave’
A couple who run an auto parts shop have been arrested and charged with illegally detaining a young Lao employee and treating her like a slave for eight years.
— Bangkok Post

Lao Woman Arrested For Social Media Posts on Virus Scare
Police in the Lao capital Vientiane arrested a 25-year-old woman this week for posting rumors online that persons infected with coronavirus were shopping at the Chinese Sanjiang shopping mall in the city.

Laos vows to fully support China’s fight against Covid-19
Laos officials have vowed to continue to fully support China’s fight against Covid-19 and learn from China’s experiences in preventing the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
— The Star

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FEATURE: Mahout mourns loss of elephant to changing times
More than 70 elephants attended this month’s Elephant Festival in Xayaboury province, Laos, providing huge entertainment for visitors, who were also able to hear folktales about the elephants and the stories of their mahouts.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao handicraft contest hoping to stitch up sales in Japan
The Lao Handicraft Product Contest selected 10 sample products and three product ideas in Vientiane on Wednesday with the creators to get the opportunity to sell their products in Japan.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Export roadmap carves out direction for Lao wood processing sector
Wood products made in Laos will be able to leverage opportunities in both the regional and global markets under a planned export roadmap.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao manufacturer calls for gov’t, public support
A water pipe manufacturer in Vientiane has urged the government and consumers to provide more support for local industry.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Bokeo special economic zone extends temporary entry ban
The management committee of the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone in Tonpheung district has advised the governor of Bokeo province to prevent people from crossing the international border into the zone from February 26-March 10, in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos readies safety measures against coronavirus ahead of regional summits
The government is taking precautions against the coronavirus (Covid-19) by putting in place tougher measures to ensure the safety of regional leaders scheduled to visit Laos for upcoming summits, a senior health official has said.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Chinese Allegedly Run Illegal Car Rental and Taxi Businesses in Laos
Chinese entrepreneurs in Laos’ capital Vientiane are allegedly importing vehicles from China illegally for car rental and taxi businesses, much to the ire of their Lao competitors, RFA learned Friday.



Feature photo Basile Morin

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Wildlife Day, March 3, here the Asian elephant.


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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