- 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.
Most state schools need more preventive equipment such as temperature monitors, hand gel and face masks, and this is the reason they cannot follow procedures issued by the Ministry of Education and Sports.
- 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. Provincial departments of agriculture and forestry also need to work harder to mobilise volunteers to control forest fires, and everyone should take preventative actions, especially in the dry season.
- 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. The website www.investlao.gov.la, which is administered by the ministry’s Investment Promotion Department, provides essential and comprehensive information needed by investors to start a business in Laos.