21 January 2022

Japanese foreign minister awards certificate to Lao businessman

- State leaders foster army’s development on 73rd anniversary
State leaders this week met with officers and soldiers of military brigades as part of events to celebrate the 73rd Lao People’s Army Day (January 20, 1949-January 20, 2022) to show their support for the development of the armed forces. Party Secretary General and State President Thongloun Sisoulith and his entourage on Tuesday visited the 4th Brigade in Savannakhet province, where he was warmly welcomed by provincial leaders and key personnel from the 4th Brigade, while senior officials from the Ministry of National Defence and provincial authorities also participated in the event. ....More >>>

MRC, GIZ ink agreement to boost transboundary water cooperation
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the German development agency GIZ have signed an agreement to implement the second phase of the Transboundary Water Cooperation Programme in the Lower Mekong Basin. The new agreement, signed on January 17, follows funding commitments made in November by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, which granted the Mekong River Commission an additional 4.45 million euros over the next three years. The programme will enhance the Commission’s ability to monitor and address challenges in the Lower Mekong Basin, including threats posed by climate change, especially flooding and drought. ...More >>>

- Health ministry advises on safe reopening of schools  
Many schools have been given approval to resume face-to-face classes on January 31 but have been warned they must strictly comply with Covid prevention rules. Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control, under the Ministry of Health, Dr Sisavath Southanilaxay, has advised schools whose reopening has been approved to ensure they closely follow 10 measures laid down by the ministry. “These measures and guidelines will help to ease the risk of infection among students and staff,” Dr Sisavath said. “If schools do not comply, they run the risk of spreading the virus to ..More >>>

- Japanese foreign minister awards certificate to Lao businessman
Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs has awarded a certificate of honour to the Co-CEO of the Pakse-Japan SME Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Development Co., Ltd., (PJSEZ), Mr Vannada Phomasthit, who was recently appointed the new CEO of Dao Coffee Co., Ltd. The certificate was presented by Japanese Ambassador to Laos, Mr Kenichi Kobayashi, in the presence of the Governor of Champassak province, Dr Vilayvong Bouddakham. The award acknowledges the many contributions made by Mr Vannada in supporting and encouraging Japanese companies to invest in Laos and strengthen the relationship and mutual benefits between Laos and Japan. ..More >>>

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- Energy ministry drafts law on dam safety
The safety of all hydropower plants in Laos will be improved when a new law currently being drafted by the Ministry of Energy and Mines comes into force. The parties involved are making recommendations on the draft so that all the details are in ....More >>>

President praises Savannakhet food producers
President Thongloun Sisoulith visited food producers in Savannakhet province to learn about their operations and offer advice. On Tuesday, the president visited the Naka Farm Co., Ltd., owned by Mrs Inpaeng Tiennavong, who raises various breeds of chicken. ....More >>>

- JICA provides 80 tonnes of asphalt to repair city’s roads
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is providing 80 tonnes of asphalt for the repair of potholes in roads across Vientiane. The asphalt will also be used to make speed bumps in the hope of forcing vehicles to drive more slowly ....More >>>
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Govt seeks to resolve trade barriers, cut freight transport costs
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Lao Fashion Week 2022 introduced Top Model Award
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Lao People’s Army retains its military might

Over the past 73 years the Lao People’s Army has established an impressive legacy, particularly during the years spent on battlefields when the Lao revolutionaries struggled for liberation from foreign domination.
The army continues to ably defend the country and celebrated its 73rd anniversary on January 20.
Three years ago, the big parade ground at the Kommadam Military Academy in Vientiane was abuzz with military units and vehicles in impressive numbers, including helicopters carrying flags, followed by Yak-130 fighter aircraft, all assembled to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Lao People’s Army.

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HIV fight on hold for over 2 years
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Chamber of Commerce, Jaguar Land Rover partner in Networking Golf Challenge
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A new holiday gem awaits in Vangvieng
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