Lao morning news for May 13

Lao morning news for May 13

Lao PDR morning newsLaos issues temporary guideline on entry-exit during COVID-19
Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued the guideline on entry-exit the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Xinhua

Organic farmers feel the heat as production capacity wilts
Around 30 percent of Vientiane clean agriculture production has been impacted adversely by the COVID-19 outbreak as well as hotter weather conditions, an official in the sector said.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos’ sixth Mekong dam plans submitted
Laos has submitted plans to build a new hydropower dam on the Mekong River, with construction scheduled to begin later this year, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said in a press release on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Laos Registers Workers Left Unemployed by COVID-19, Including Returned Migrants
Laos’ Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare is registering information about Lao citizens who lost their jobs due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the first step in what the workers hope will be a government response to help them get through tough times, sources in Laos told RFA.

Additional funding of €2 million in grants has just been awarded by Agence Française de Développement for the ECOMORE II project, implemented by Institut Pasteur in Laos and neighboring countries, which aims to strengthen the surveillance, diagnosis and response systems of South-East Asian countries to epidemics.

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134 Thai, Laos nationals stranded in Bihar amid Covid-19 lockdown to be repatriated on Wednesday
Altogether 134 Thai and Laos nationals stranded on account of the nationwide coronavirus-induced lockdown will be repatriated by a special Thai Smile Airways flight on Wednesday.
— Times of India

ROK presents anti-Covid-19 aid to Laos
The government of the Republic of Korea has provided an aid package worth US$600,000 to the Lao PDR to support its fight against Covid-19.

My job teaches me humanity everyday
My name is Lotchana Nonpasith. I am 41 and I am from Dongdumduan village, Kaysone Phomvihane district, Savanakhet province. I have been a midwife for almost 16 years now.

School administrators make ready for resumption of classes
Many primary and secondary schools in Vientiane are cleaning classrooms and arranging preventive equipment and suitable seating with social distancing for students as precautionary measures in readiness for the resumption of lessons.
— Vientiane Times

Govt to help workers who left jobs in Thailand
Workers who have returned to Laos after leaving jobs in Thailand as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak will receive help from the government in finding new employment.
— Vientiane Times

Medical equipment urgently needed for fight against Covid-19, taskforce committee says
More medical equipment, including protective equipment, ambulances and medicines, are urgently needed for the fight to prevent and control Covid-19 in Laos, a taskforce committee has said.
— Vientiane Times

Sanakham dam to undergo prior consultation ahead of construction
Laos will undertake a prior consultation process for the planned Sanakham hydropower project as part of its international obligations under the 1995 Mekong Agreement before building this run-of-river dam on the Mekong.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

COVID-19 fears subside with no new cases for 30 days
Concerns about the coronavirus outbreak are diminishing from society by the day with the nation not recording any new infections since Lao New Year last month.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Motor tricycle, minibus complain about rapid fall in customers
The motor tricycle (Touk Touk) and minibus drivers in Vientiane have said there has been a rapid fall in the number of customers since they resumed operations on May 4.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Tree planting activities set to flourish for Arbour Day celebrations
The Forestry Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and their counterparts in Vientiane will once again lead tree planting and other activities to welcome National Arbour Day on June 1.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)



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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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