- Storm causes disruption in the south
Storm Noul hit southern Laos on Friday after passing through Vietnam, bringing heavy rain and flooding to many areas.
In Xekong province, the main road in Ta-oy district was flooded on Friday, causing problems for traffic. A local official said “Livestock was moved to higher ground after we received forecasts of the storm but the rain flooded rice fields and other cropland,
- Govt seeks ways to buffer impact of global slump
The government has highlighted the issues causing significant adverse impacts on the economy, ranging from the Covid-19 pandemic to global changes and other undesirable events. At the cabinet’s monthly meeting held in Vientiane on September 17-18, authorities were urged to strictly implement measures and closely monitor people entering Laos to prevent a second wave of the coronavirus.
- Planning ministry strengthens leadership competencies of top women
Investing in capacity building to equip women with the necessary competencies they need to fulfil their roles is part of ensuring women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life. To this end, the Ministry of Planning and Investment with support