20 May 2020

Laos can expect higher rate of drug inflow from Golden Triangle: UNODC


- Luang Prabang battles locust and  armyworm outbreaks 
Many hectares of trees and crops in Luang Prabang province have been ravaged by yellow-spined bamboo locusts and armyworms, prompting authorities to spray chemicals to prevent further destruction of the vegetation. The Deputy Director of Luang Prabang’s Agriculture and Forestry Department, Mr Sivone Vongkhamchanh, told Vientiane Times on Monday the locusts first appeared on
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- Laos planting 11 million trees for National Arbour Day
Laos plans to plant more than 11 million trees on 10,000 hectares leading up to National Arbor Day on June 1 to restore forest cover to 70 percent of total land area by the end this year. Deputy Head of Division for Promotion and Forest Restoration, Mr Suraphone Inthavong reported yesterday that areas for tree planting across the country are divided into 2,700 hectares for
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- Laos can expect higher rate of drug inflow from Golden Triangle: UNODC
Laos can anticipate an increasing inflow of drugs trafficked from the Golden Triangle, with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) warning that the synthetic drug market in East and Southeast Asia is continuing to expand and diversify. UNODC presented its views on current trends in a report released on Friday titled
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- ASEAN-Australia to discuss ways to counter Covid-19
The 32nd Asean-Australia Forum agreed on Monday to hold a meeting of Foreign Ministers via video conference on June 4 to discuss ways to prevent the spread of Covid-19. This meeting will also help prepare for the Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with Australia to be held in Vietnam in August. ..More >>>

- Hot conditions, thunderstorms forecast until next week
Many regions across the country will continue to receive hot weather and thunderstorms, with strong winds and light rain from May 20-26, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department. The weather bureau yesterday issued a warning for thunderstorms and strong winds and urged the public to be ....More >>>

- Public urged to maintain vigilance in fight against Covid-19
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has urged authorities and people countrywide to fully comply with government guidelines to stop the spread of the virus even though only five people still test positive for Covid-19. ...More >>>

- US government supports school meals for Lao children
The United States government has delivered 1,290 metric tonnes of rice and lentils to be used to cook school lunches for almost 90,000 primary school children in rural areas of Laos. The rice and lentils donated by the US government arrived in Laos this week, ....More >>>

- Experts mull assistance for farming cooperatives in tackling poverty
Officials and researchers of the Department of Rural Development and Cooperatives under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and other organisations met on Saturday to discuss assisting farming co-ops to address poverty reduction. ....More >>>





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All tourist sites temporarily closed in Luang Prabang [5:23 PM, April 2, 2020] Luang Prabang officials recently announced the ... More >>>

Officials from the Lao Youth Union yesterday visit the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum  in Vientiane to mark the anniversary of the Youth Union, ...More >>>

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