Lao morning news for March 24

Lao morning news for March 24

Lao PDR morning news

Free testing for medically screened COVID-19 cases
The public, including foreign nationals in the country, suspected by medical personnel of carrying COVID-19 will be tested free of charge, according to a leading health official.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

PM inspects facilities prepared for virus patients
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and authorities yesterday visited facilities prepared for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, despite there being no confirmed case in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Thousands of Lao Laborers Working in Thailand Return Home
Thousands of Lao laborers working in Thailand have swamped border checkpoints, hoping to return home before borders officially close.
— The Laotian Times

Indonesia Embassy continues Bahasa promotion to Lao people
Indonesia Embassy to Laos is continuing to encourage Lao people to learn both Bahasa language and the fellow Asean country’s culture through an official course which opened on Friday
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Borikhamxay seizes over 200,000 amphetamine pills, 60 kg of ice
A group of suspected drug traffickers was arrested by Borikhamxay provincial police last week, with officers confiscating over 200,000 amphetamine pills and 60 kg of methamphetamine from two pick-up trucks.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Govt urged to assist provincial businesses amid tourism slump
Businesses in several provinces have requested the government reduce and postpone tax payments and for banks to reduce loan instalments following the devastating effect of the global COVID-19 pandemic on Lao tourism operators.
— Vientiane Times (paywall) ‘a trading bridge between Laos and Vietnam’
As an online retailer and with e-commerce booming in many countries around the world, CKC Global Company is optimistic aboutbusiness opportunities in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Defense Against COVID-19, Crying Man – This Week in Social Media
This video clip taken at one of the laboratories in Laos shows a team of Lao medical personnel with the help of WHO experts testing samples for COVID-19 infections.
— The Laotian Times

Vientiane province storm wreaks havoc, 200 homes damaged
Around 200 houses in two districts of Vientiane province were damaged by a storm that lashed the area on the weekend, bringing lightning, rain, hail and strong winds.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Korea supports inclusive business solutions for Lao youth
Laos and the Republic of Korea are partnering to support Lao youngsters through the Inclusive Business Solution programme.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

KP Group becomes Shell Lubricants Macro Distributor in Laos
KP Company Limited has announced its appointment as the authorised macro distributor for the Shell Lubricants range of automotive and industrial products in Laos.
— Vientiane Times

Provincial People’s Councils given IT equipment
In a joint ceremony held on Mar 18, IT equipment was handed over for Provincial People’s Councils at the National Assembly of the Lao PDR by Pamela Jawad, GIZ Programme Director of CEGGA.



Feature photo Humana People to People Laos

This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, March 24


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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