Lao morning news for March 4

Lao morning news for March 4

Lao PDR morning news

Laos clearing more landmines, bombs
LAOS has set a target of clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) on an area stretching 10,000ha this year.
— New Straits Times

Coronavirus: hotel operators told to carry out health checks on guests
Health authorities have warned tour and hotel operators to evaluate the risk of Covid-19 among travellers and hotel guests while the threat of the virus persists.
— Vientiane Times

Laos stops runners in their tracks
Laos abruptly cancelled the capital city’s annual half marathon just a day before it was due to take place on the 1 March.

Thailand provides medical supplies to combat Covid-19
The government of Thailand has given medical supplies to the Ministry of Health to aid in Covid-19 response and prevention.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

No virus: Lao diagnostic system reliable, health official says
Multiple diagnostic tests conducted in Laos are standardised and can reliably detect the coronavirus, a senior health official has said.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Prohibited wildlife trade thriving in Oudomxay
The trade in wildlife is continuing to threaten forest creatures in Oudomxay province, and local authorities have confiscated a large number of animals and animal parts from local markets over the past three months.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Russia Supports Community Resilience in Lao PDR
In-kind food contributions from Russia arrived in Laos this week, bound to bridge gaps in food security caused by climate change impacts for communities in the northern provinces of the Lao PDR.

Government warns public against COVID-19 fake news
The Ministry of Health has urged the public to get information about the COVID-19 from only reliable and official sources to avoid the snare of fake news.

Storm barrels through Sangthong, damaging 56 houses
A total of 56 houses in Sangthong district, Vientiane, were damaged by a storm that lashed the area on Monday evening, bringing thunder, rain, hail and strong winds.
— Vientiane Times

Laos boosts revenue collection
The Tax Revenue Management Information System (TaxRIS), the new payment platform for Easy Tax and Smart Tax, has become a new tool employed in Laos as part of steps to boost efficiency and transparency in revenue collection.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Laos: 600 use SME finance initiative
More than 600 businesses in Laos have received support from the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Access to Finance Project to develop their business and financial plans.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Laos toughens measures against coronavirus
Health authorities have told state departments to consider suspending or postponing overseas working trips by their civil servants to countries where the coronavirus has been reported, as the virus spreads further afield.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos Postpones 11th National Sports Games Again, This Time Due to Coronavirus
The Lao government is postponing a major national sporting event that has been postponed twice before, and suspending flights to China and South Korea, in measures to prevent the novel coronavirus, which so far has spared the landlocked Southeast Asian country.

Laos Establishes Committee to Inspect Safety of Nation’s Dams
The government of Laos has established a committee of local and foreign experts to inspect the safety of the nation’s dams, an official said Tuesday, as it forges ahead with plans to supply regional power despite several catastrophic accidents in recent years.

Actions to address Mekong plastic pollution take shape
Researchers plan to assess plastic waste leakage into the Mekong River system as part of efforts to protect the mighty river.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Two Laos Soccer Players Get Life Bans for Match-fixing
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has issued life bans to two Laos national team footballers, Khampheng Sayavutthi and Lembo Saysana, for match-fixing.
— European Gaming



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).



About Lao morning news.

Lao morning news roundup is the most comprehensive hand-curated selection of Lao English language news headlines published. Each weekday we scour hundreds of local and international news sites and websites to find the freshest Lao English language news today.

We filter our the dull, the boring, the repetitive, and the click-bait and package all of the Lao daily news that you need to know to start your day into an easy to read, time saving format of Lao news headlines and first paragraphs before 8.00am Vientiane time.

We clearly identify the source of all the Lao news headlines, whether it is behind a paywall, a media release, or whether the news site uses annoying pop-up advertising or auto-play video, in case those things annoy you too. If a website uses particularly invasive pop-up adverts, we’ll tell you.

This enables you to make an informed choice of whether you want to learn more by clicking directly through to the original Lao news article, or keep on reading the remaining Lao daily news headlines.

Click here to get your Lao English language news today by email before 8.00am Vientiane time daily. Remember to watch out for the confirmation email from us to confirm your subscription. Check your trash folder if you do not see it.

For more immediate updates download the AEC News Today Mobile App from the Apple or Google stores, or follow us on Twitter.


Governance, not government; policies not politics.


Support independent media by sharing using these tools. Do not steal our content

Make a comment

Your email address will not be published.