Lao morning news for May 29

Lao morning news for May 29

Lao PDR morning newsJapan firm says its deep UV light deactivates coronavirus 99.9%
The University of Miyazaki and a Japanese firm said Wednesday their joint experiment has shown that a deep ultraviolet LED developed by the firm is effective in weakening the novel coronavirus, reducing its infection capacity by more than 99.9 percent.

Banana Farms in Laos Sicken Villagers, Even as They Provide Steady Work
China-invested banana plantations in Laos are sickening Lao villagers exposed to agricultural chemicals, but also provide an income for the communities in which the farms are placed, according to sources in the one-party communist state.

State schools struggling to comply with COVID-19 prevention measures
Many schools are unable to comply with measures to avert further outbreaks of the coronavirus due to a lack of necessary preventive equipment, according to an education official.
— Vientiane Times

Lao project wins financing from AUF Covid-19 Fund
In competition with nearly 2,000 projects from 79 countries around the world, a Lao project has been selected to be financed by a special AUF COVID-19 fund of 1 million euros.

Ministry encourages tree planting, fire prevention to boost forest cover
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has directed provincial and district authorities to promote tree planting as well as fire prevention strategies among local communities to restore forests.
— Vientiane Times

Quang Ngai supports Lao province in COVID-19 fight
The People’s Committee of central Quang Ngai province has provided financial assistance and medical equipment to the southwestern Lao province of Champasak to combat COVID-19, Colonel Bui Ta Tuan, Political Commissar of the provincial Military High Command, said on May 28.
— Vietnam Plus

Investment ministry launches revised website
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has launched a new version of its website, making it easier for investors to access important economic and business information.
— Vientiane Times

COVID-19 taskforce keen to treat 3 remaining cases
The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control is eager to have the last three infected virus patients nursed back to health so they can be discharged from hospital.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Agriculture officials analyse progress in climate change adaptation
Department of Agricultural Land Management officials gathered in Vientiane on Wednesday to confer on activities related to climate change adaptation studies in the Lao farming sector.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Nikon cuts jobs in Thailand and Laos with camera sales slumping
Nikon has cut 700 jobs in Southeast Asia as part of a move to restructure its digital camera business as executives warned of sustained losses during the coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese optical company said Thursday.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Japanese govt to support efforts for dissemination of Lao civil code
The Japanese government will continue to support the dissemination of the civil code of the Lao PDR, which was drafted with the support of JICA and became effective on May 27.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Oudomxay’s bee farmers get outlet to sell products
A group of natural bee farmers at Luksip village in Xay district of Oudomxay province now has an outlet for selling its products and local handicrafts.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Dams on the Mekong are causing mayhem
The Mighty Mekong is one of the world’s most iconic rivers, but it is at grave risk of turning into a shadow of its former self.
— Sustainability Times

nValid seals PPA for 76-MW solar project in Laos
Renewables developer nValid Precision Engineering Pte Ltd has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Electricite du Laos (EdL) that will result in the construction of an up to 76-MWp solar power plant in Laos.
— Renewables Now



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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on World No-Tobacco Day, May 31.


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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