- NA approves new law to safeguard local products from unfair imports
The National Assembly (NA) on Friday approved a new law relating to anti-dumping and countervailing duties in order to protect domestic products from unfair imports. As Laos integrates into the region, it needs to enact laws to protect it from unfair trade competition. .. More >>>
-Govt details measures to control, repay public debt
The government will reduce the budget deficit to zero by next year to ensure that the country’s high level of public debt can be repaid as p romptly as possible, Deputy Prime Minister Somdy Duangdy told the National Assembly (NA) last week.
Mr Somdy, who is also Minister of Finance, said “We will ensure our spending plan is set at a level commensurate to what we earn,” when addressing the Assembly’s seventh ordinary session. .
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-JICA, UXO-Laos collaborate on operations
Government officials and representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) met in Vientiane last week for the first Joint Coordinating Committee meeting of a project that links the national unexploded ordnance programme with poverty alleviation.
The meeting was attended by National Programme Director of the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO-Laos), Mr Bounphamith Somvichith, and the Senior Representative of JICA in Laos, Ms Akiko Sanada... More >>>
- Laos, Singapore exchange students for leadership training
30 National University of Laos (NUOL) students will travel to Singapore later this month to learn about Singapore’s approach to managing issues of leadership, governance and economic development.
The trip comes as a result of the Temasek Foundation International Specialists’ Community Action and Leadership Exchange (TFI SCALE) programme, co-organised by Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore.... More >>>
- Free medical check-ups to mark Lao medics’ day
Health authorities are planning free medical check-ups for seniors over the age of 60 in Vientiane to help mark Lao medics’ day, tomorrow (June 18).
Participants will receive free tests to check blood glucose levels and for hypertension, as well as their heart, eyesight and general health status. ... More>>>
- Leading Lao, Thai universities agree to closer relations
Sciences, Laos (UHS-Laos) and Thammasat University (TU) in Thailand have agreed to a general framework of cooperation enabling future discussions and collaborations in health science research and education between the two institutions. ... More>>>
How can we prevent dengue fever? Asean Dengue Fever Day, observed on June 14, aims to increase dengue awareness and advocate preventive strategies to the public. Dengue fever is a big concern for people of the Asean region. . .. More >>>
Cyclists celebrate Climate Diplomacy Week
More than 500 cyclists gathered outside the European Union (EU) in Vientiane early on Saturday morning to ride in honour of this year’s first Climate Diplomacy Week festivities. ... More >>>
British expertise advances Lao research
Prof Paul Newton has spent the last 20 years carrying out ground-breaking tropical medicine research at the Lao Oxford Mahosot Hospital Wellcome Research Unit (LOMWRU) in Vientiane, which he founded.... More >>>