9 December 2021

Lao Airlines, bus station have no plans to compete with railway

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Eleven die, 44 injured in UXO accidents during 2021
The National Regulatory Authority (NRA) for the UXO/Mine Action Sector recorded 31 UXO accidents over the course of 2021, in which 44 people were injured and 11 died. The figures were reported during a recent videoconference between the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the NRA and the United Nations Development Programme. Director General of the NRA, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Mr Chomyaeng Phengthongsawath, said the Covid-19 outbreak had forced some field operations to be suspended, meaning that the clearance of UXO had slowed, resulting in a higher number of casualties in 2021. ...More >>>

KB KOLAO Leasing provides medical supplies for Covid-19 response
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Lao Airlines, bus station have no plans to compete with railway
Lao Airlines and the Northern Bus Station in Vientiane do not plan to make any changes to their services or ticket prices in a bid to attract customers and lure them away from travel on the Laos-China railway. At present, more people are turning up at railway stations than at airports and bus stations, with train travel being cheaper than flights and much faster than travel by bus. Director of Lao Airlines’ Commercial Department, Mr Noudeng Chanthaphasouk, told Vientiane Times the opening of the Laos-China would not have much effect on the airline’s operations, adding that people were wanting to use trains right now because ...More >>>

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