19 January 2022

Police seize vehicles after complaints of illicit activities ## Health minister inspects progress of Saravan quarantine centre

- Laos, Cambodia seek to bolster shared tourism 
Laos and Cambodia have pledged to strengthen cooperation in tourism and to continue to promote tourism with an emphasis on safe travel during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Suanesavanh Vignaket, on Tuesday confirmed Laos’ willingness to foster tourism when signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Laos and Cambodia on the continued strengthening of cooperation in the development of natural resources in the tourism sector.  ....More >>>

Thai company to spend US$1 billion on Lao smart city
Amata Corporation, a major industrial estate developer in Thailand, plans to invest US$1 billion in the construction of the Amata Smart and Eco City in northern Laos.
The Lao government has granted a concession to the Amata Corporation Public Company to build an industrial estate on a 410-hectare site in Natuey in Luang Namtha province. ...More >>>

- Schools prepare to resume face-to-face classes 
Education authorities are assessing the readiness of schools in Vientiane to restart face-to-face classes in Grade 5 of primary schools and Grades 4 and 7 of secondary schools following months of closure due to the Covid outbreak.
Before they can reopen, all schools must show they can comply with 70 percent or more of 10 measures and 40 recommendations laid down by the Ministry of Education and Sports. ....More >>>

- Dao Coffee Company names new CEO
Dao Coffee Co., Ltd. has appointed a new CEO to further develop the management of the coffee business in ways that are sustainable and secure new markets in Laos and other countries.
Mr Vannada Phomasthit has been appointed as the new CEO of​ the​ company to replace Ms Boonheuang Carol Litdang....More >>>

- Lao, Malaysian Business Cooperate in developing Fintech and Digital Park towards the Emerging Gateway to Asian
Lao and Malaysian companies signed series of Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) and Memorandum of Agreements (MOA) on Monday to develop Fintech and Digital Park towards the Emerging Gateway to Asia.
The move marks a closer relationship between Laos and Malaysia after the two sides agreed to leverage on Digital Economy as one of the several impetuses for bilateral cooperation. ..More >>>

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- Health minister inspects progress of Saravan quarantine centre
A Covid-19 quarantine centre that is under construction in Saravan province must be completed by the end of this year, Minister of Health Dr Bounfeng Phoummalaysith said during a recent visit to the province. ....More >>>

- Unlicensed, uncensored songs to be re-assessed

Relevant authorities have been told to re-assess all songs that have not been licensed or censored by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and have been posted on social media.. .. ...More >>>

Police seize vehicles after complaints of illicit activities
Police in Hadxaifong district, Vientiane, have uncovered numerous cases of embezzlement, fraud and concealment of illegally-owned vehicles and have arrested one suspect.
Officers said 21 people had reported incidents involving illicit vehicle purchase or use and that 23 illegally-acquired vehicles had been recovered. .. ....More >>>

- Ministry eases requirements for discharged Covid-19 patients 
Health authorities have lifted restrictions on Covid-19 patients following discharge from hospital, allowing them to resume their lives without further testing or isolation.
The move is part of changes being made by the health sector towards a “new normal” way of life, and follows a decline in the number of new Covid cases being reported around the country. . ....More >>>

BOL issues licences for cryptocurrency exchange platforms
The Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) has issued licences authorising two companies to trade in cryptocurrencies, namely Lao Digital Assets Exchange (LDX), a joint venture between the AIF Group and the Phongsupthavy Group, and Bitqik, a subsidiary of the Simuong Group. ....More >>>
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Asian Productivity Organisation gives boost to farmers
Six farmers’ groups in the provinces of Oudomxay, Vientiane, Xaysomboun, Borikhamxay, . ...More >>>

Lao Fashion Week 2022 introduced Top Model Award
This year LAO FASHION WEEK introduces TOP MODEL AWARDS to ....More >>>

Telehealth improves services for women and girlsHealth providers in 10 provinces can now use the telehealth system to ensure essential health services for women and girls.....More >>>

Millions hunker down as storm hits US East WASHINGTON/ATLANTA (China Daily/ANN) -- A dangerous winter storm slammed much of the United States’ east region with snow, ice and .... More >>>

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What can be done to keep product prices under control?
The Vientiane Department of Industry and Commerce has instructed vendors not to bump up the ....More >>>

Muay Lao federation awards winning fighters
The Muay Lao Federation on Monday presented certificates to fighters from Vientiane after they placed second in a mixed dance event at ..More >>>

A new holiday gem awaits in Vangvieng
People who like to travel but who don’t want to go too far from Vientiane now have a great new opportunity for.. More >>>


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