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27 February 2020

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- Laos-China railway operator calls for applicants for job training programme
The Laos-China Railway Company will hire 300 Lao nationals this year and will select suitable candidates for training in China in preparation for operation of the railway, which is scheduled to become operational in December 2021. A meeting on the recruitment process took place in Vientiane on Wednesday,
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- Coronavirus: Travel agents told to suspend tours to virus outbreak cities
Health authorities have told tour operators to suspend package tours to cities where the coronavirus (Covid-19) has been reported, notably South Korea, where the virus has spread rapidly in recent days. While the rate of infection has declined in China where the virus emerged, the sharp increase in infections in Korea – a popular destination for
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- Japan provides protective gear for use in battling coronavirus
The government of Japan has given personal protective supplies to the Ministry of Health to help medical staff if they are required to care for people infected with the coronavirus. The items were handed over at the Ministry of Health on Tuesday by the Ambassador of Japan to Laos, Mr Takewaka Keizo, to Minister of Health Assoc. Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong.
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Farmers almost complete dry season rice planting

Farmers have planted more than 89,000 hectares of dry season rice, equal to 99 percent of the total area allocated for the crop this year.
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