Lao morning news for March 6

Lao morning news for March 6

Lao PDR morning newsLao tourism industry seeks help in wake of Covid-19 slump
Tourism-related businesses are calling for special assistance from the government and close cooperation with the private sector to collectively deal with the dramatic downturn in trade amid Covid-19 concerns.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

UXO Lao, JICA make plans to strengthen work of bomb clearance group
UXO Lao officials and representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) met in Vientiane on Tuesday to review progress and make plans to strengthen the operational capacity of UXO Lao in contributing to poverty alleviation.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos has no coronavirus, deputy minister assures foreign diplomats
Laos is still free from the coronavirus even though the deadly Covid-19 has now spread to some 79 countries, Deputy Minister of Health, Associate Prof. Dr Phouthone Muongpak, told foreign diplomats yesterday.
— Vientiane Times

ILO, govt join forces to increase social security coverage
Representatives of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Lao government, employers, workers and civil society met in Vientiane on Thursday to discuss strategies to increase social security coverage among private sector workers
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Cambodia and Laos renew border cooperation
Cambodia and Laos yesterday renewed their commitment to cooperate on border security issues, including drug trafficking.
— Khmer Times

Health officials advise on use of face masks
Health authorities are advising people to use face masks purchased only at government-owned facilities including pharmacies as protection against the coronavirus, saying that poorer quality masks are inadequate.
— Vientiane Times

Nation urged to champion its fine handicraft traditions
Lao handicraft makers need to reach out to more potential customers and traders to promote local products that are unique and represent the nation’s identity.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, development partners strengthen tobacco control governance
Laos launched the second phase of a project at the Ministry of Health on Wednesday aimed at reducing the affordability of tobacco products and protecting the public.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Ministry sees no need for school closures
The Ministry of Education and Sports does not intend to close any schools, even though some festivals and other events have been cancelled or postponed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

SMEs set to benefit from special funding scheme
The Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion Department under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce is expected to allocate funds for a technical project as part of efforts to strengthen small businesses and promote start-ups.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao and Japanese athletes share insights, equipment granted by the government of Japan
Lao power lifter Pia Laophakdy and Japanese Paralympic sporting shooter Taguchi Aki shared experiences and insights with audience on the theme “Road To the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020” in lectures at the Olympic Hall in Vientiane Capital on Mach 3.

Deputy Minister of Defence receives Australia’s senior defence official
On Feb 27, Maj. Gen. Onesy Senesouk, Deputy Minister of National Defence received a courtesy call from Mr Hugh Jeffrey, Australia’s First Assistant Secretary International Policy as the latter was on a working visit to the Lao PDR.

International Women’s Day – 8 March 2020 How are opportunities being maximized for Lao women?
What do we see from the picture? We see a glass that is half empty or half full. What’s important is how we can get the glass filled.

Weather bureau forecasts rain showers until today
Authorities are warning people in northern and central Laos to closely monitor weather conditions as isolated showers and strong winds are expected to predominate until today.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Authorities Seize Banned Wildlife Parts in Oudomxay
Police in the northwestern Lao province of Oudomxay have seized a large quantity of dead wildlife poached in violation of Lao law and sold openly in local markets and restaurants, sources in the country told RFA on Thursday.



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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