Lao morning news for May 14

Lao morning news for May 14

Lao PDR morning newsFAO Is Redoubling its Efforts to Mitigate Impacts of COVID-19 on Food Insecurity
FAO is completing an assessment of the COVID-19 impact on farmers and smallholders across the Lao PDR, supporting the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in drafting a response plan and providing direct assistance to farmers, so they can continue to produce food for their families and communities and generate income.

Laos Introduces Exemptions from Penalties for Late Filing and Payments of Taxes
The Ministry of Finance of Laos issued Notification 1061/MOF (No. 1061/MOF) on April 22, 2020, which exempts taxpayers from penalties for the late filing and payments of taxes.
— ASEAN Briefing

Former Prime Minister Sisavath Keobounphanh passes away
Gen. Sisavath Keobounphanh, former Prime Minister and former President of the Lao Front for National Construction (currently Lao Front for National Development) passed away on May 12 at the age of 92.

Laos receives medical supplies to fight Covid-19
Quang Nam province of Vietnam, the Lao Front for National Development and Olive Tree Global have donated medical supplies to authorities in Laos to bolster the fight against Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos Moves Forward Plans to Build Seventh Large-Scale Mekong River Dam
The Lao government has moved forward plans to build what would be the country’s seventh large dam on the Mekong River, another project in the country’s ambitious strategy to become the “Battery of Southeast Asia” in the face of deepening environmental and social concerns.

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1 more COVID-19 patient discharged from hospital in Laos
One more COVID-19 patient was discharged from hospital in Laos, and no new case was confirmed, Lao Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meaungpak told a press conference on Wednesday.
— China Org

No new infections reported, number of recoveries reaches 14
No new covid-19 infections has been reported in the country for more than a month, the Covid-19 Taskforce reported today.

Laos attracts investment of US$36 billion since opening up to the world
The government has approved more than 6,000 investment projects with combined funding of US$36 billion since the introduction of the market-oriented economy in the 1980s.
— Vientiane Times

Realizing my dream job of providing sexual reproductive health services
When COVID-19 arrived, we had, first of all, to take care of ourselves. We needed to make sure that our health is strong, that we know how to protect ourselves from infection, that we do not have other health problems. Self-preparedness was crucial.

Dengue fever claims two lives
Two people have died following a nationwide outbreak of dengue fever in the first five months of this year, with Vientiane and Xayaboury provinces recording the most cases.
— Vientiane Times

More thunderstorms forecast to rumble across the country
Thunderstorms, strong winds and hail are forecast for northern, central and southern provinces from May 15-17, while storms and light rain will affect some regions from May 18-19, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Man killed by fire in Naxaithong house
A 52-year-old man was killed when a fire broke out at a house in Nanga village of Naxaithong district in Vientiane on Tuesday evening.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Vientiane Police crack down on entertainment venues
Vientiane Police conducted an inspection along roads in the capital last week and found six beer shops and entertainment venues violating measures aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19.
— 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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