Lao morning news for March 9

Lao morning news for March 9

Lao PDR morning news

Laos remains free from Covid-19 with 53 suspected cases testing negative
Laos is still free from Covid-19, with 53 suspected cases testing negative, Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Muongpak has announced to foreign diplomats and members of the media.
— The Star

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)

FEATURE: Former Miss World Laos’ career soaring after title reign
Miss World Laos 2017, Tonekham Phonchanheuang, has been working on several exciting projects in the entertainment field since her title reign, including establishing her very own Tonekham Modelling Agency.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao crop exports to China hit by Covid-19 fears
Lao farmers have felt the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak, which has resulted in lower prices for their crops in China.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

OPINION: What is the right way to prevent the spread of Covid-19?
Festivals, the National Games and various social events have been postponed in line with the government’s advice on ways to keep the coronavirus out of Laos.
— ANN/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)

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)

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

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

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)

Value of electricity consumption surges, imports decline in Laos
The Ministry of Energy and Mines has said that the domestic distribution of electricity is likely to rise to 28,886 million kWh, worth about US$2,465 million by the end of 2020, according to its 8th five-year energy development plan for 2016-2020.
— ANN/Vientiane Times



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