Lao morning news for May 12

Lao morning news for May 12
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Authorities call for donations to assist people in Vientiane quarantine centre
The national anti-COVID-19 committee is calling on more donors to provide food and essential supplies to help people quarantining at the Km27 Military Training Centre in Vientiane.
— Vientiane Times

Govt permits businesses to reopen
The government has given the green light for development projects to resume in order to reduce the impact on the economy, but project and business managers must comply with measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times

Lao Migrant Workers Clear Quarantine, Return Home, After Crossing Back From Thailand
More than 6,000 Lao migrant workers held in camps in quarantine after returning from Thailand have now gone home, with smaller numbers still crossing the border each day and unknown numbers still stranded in Thailand, Lao sources said this week.

Laos pushes ahead with sixth Mekong River dam project
Laos has submitted plans to build a new hydropower dam on the Mekong River, with construction expected to start later this year, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Monday (May 11).

Star Fintech signs agreement with MARUHAN Japan Bank Lao to simplify banking
Star Fintech Sole Co., LTD signed an agreement on “Banking Simplified’’ Collaboration with MARUHAN Japan Bank Lao.

China’s Belt and Road keeps steaming ahead in Laos
Under fire for bullying neighbors in the South China Sea, China is patting itself on the back for the progress it is making on the 411-kilometer China-Laos railway through a sparsely populated nation that has barely been touched by the Covid-19 pandemic.
— Asia Times

Laos to undertake prior consultation for Sanakham hydropower project on Mekong River
Laos will undertake the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) prior consultation process for its Sanakham hydropower project, the sixth proposed project on the Mekong mainstream, an MRC press release said on Monday.
— Xinhua

Christians in Laos Still Subject to Persecution Despite Reported Improvements
Despite updating a law to protect religious activities and uphold religious freedom, Christians in Laos continue to face harassment by local officials, according to sources from the communist country.
— Persecution

Nearly 3,300 people released from quarantine centre in Kong district
A total of 3,269 people, including 1,566 women, in Kong district of Champassak province have been sent back home after spending 14 days in quarantine and only two people are at the isolation centre, according to Champamai Newspaper.
— Vientiane Times

Republic of Korea supports Laos with US$600,000 to fight COVID-19
The government has welcomed a donation of US$600,000 from the Republic of Korea to assist local efforts in preventing and controlling the spread of COVID-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

UNFPA, partners launch hotlines for psychosocial support
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in cooperation with Lao Women’s Union (LWU), Vientiane Youth Centres (VYC) and Lao Youth Union (LYU) recently launched hotline numbers offering psychosocial support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Khammuan authorities inspect Covid-19 prevention standards of hotels, homestays and restaurants
Khammuan province’s Information, Culture and Tourism Department has inspected the Covid-19 prevention standards of hotel, homestays and restaurants before they resume normal operations amid the pandemic.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Ministry supports primary students via new educational content on TV, radio, social media
The Ministry of Education and Sports has launched new programmes covering key primary subjects through television, radio and social media in response to the temporary closure of schools.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos repatriates 120 foreign workers from Bokeo
More than 120 workers from Myanmar employed in the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone of Tonpheung district, Bokeo province, have been repatriated to their home country as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



Feature photo We Mine for Progress
This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, May 17.


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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