- Govt ploughing ahead with agriculture growth target
The government will continue efforts at keeping agriculture production growth at 2.3-2.5 percent this year against the challenges of disease outbreaks and weather extremes to ensure food security and zero hunger in communities. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Lien Thikeo reported the details last Thursday at the 9th session of the 8th Legislature of the National Assembly (NA).
- Ministry supports Lao workers affected by Covid-19 outbreak
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has vowed to uphold the benefits and rights of Lao workers, especially by assisting those who have been temporarily laid off or lost days of work during the Covid-19 outbreak. In recent years workers have received more assistance as most people are now covered by the Social Security System. However, the global pandemic has severely impacted Laos’ economy and most
- Govt reviews EU support for education and nutrition
The EU Education and Nutrition Budget Support Programmes in Laos plan to continue to raise teaching standards and teacher management, while more needs to be done to address the inequality between rural and urban area in terms of access to education and social services. Officials from the Lao government and the European Union highlighted these points when they met in Vientiane on Monday to