20 January 2022

Govt bans import of certain agricultural products

- Lao People’s Army celebrates 73rd anniversary
Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh led high-ranking officials and military personnel in events to celebrate 73 years of the Lao People’s Armed Forces. The event reflected the all-round growth of the armed forces under the direct, decisive and comprehensive leadership of the government. The celebrations took place at the Kommadam Military Academy in Phonhong district, Vientiane province, and were also attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence, General Chansamone Chanyalath. Troops trained for many months to pull off a successful and impressive display, with the programme including demonstrations involving handguns, assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and other weaponry.  ....More >>>

Mekong River Intergrated, Water Supply projects on tract to be completed on sechedule
The construction of the Mekong River Integrated Project in Champassak province and Southern Provincial Water Supply Development Project in Champassak and Saravan provinces is proceeding as planned. Representatives from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) and the Korea Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) met in Champassak last week to review the progress in implementing both projects. The meeting was chaired by the EDCF Representative to Laos, Mr Lee Dong-Geon, and the Assistant to the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Dr Soukkhaseum Pakdimanivong. It was attended by the relevant senior officials from the line departments of MPWT and Champassak province. ...More >>>

- Govt bans import of certain agricultural products
The government has banned the import of certain types of agricultural produce, livestock and fish, aimed at spurring the farming of these crops and animals in Laos to boost the economy and generate more revenue for farmers. In terms of crops, the government has named cabbage, garlic, onions, pepper, lettuce and white cabbage as crops that should be farmed more intensively and imports slashed. The government has also called for more intensive production of cattle, pigs, goats, chickens, ducks and geese, and has banned the import of these animals and their meat. The import of tilapia and all freshwater fish has also been banned. ....More >>>

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- Police arrest five men on charges of railway cable theft
Police in Hadxaifong district, Vientiane, on Tuesday arrested five men on charges of the theft of electrical cables from the Laos-China Railway. Deputy Head of the Hadxaifong district Police Office, Lieutenant Colonel Thatsaphong Vanmanichan, ....More >>>

Song writer warned over offensive lyrics
The Luang Prabang provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department on Tuesday issued a formal warning to a song writer whose lyrics included references to sex, in violation of the Law on Performing Arts. The song writer was named as ...More >>>

- 500lb bomb excavated in Khammuan

A bomb weighing 500lb (227 kilograms) was excavated and then destroyed at the central demolition site in Khammuan province by a roving team working under the Mines Advisory Group (MAG). The team, funded by the Japanese government, ....More >>>

- Most workers’ rights still not protected: labour ministry 
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108 people fall victim to human traffickers in 2021
A total of 108 people were reported as victims of human trafficking in Laos last year, marking a significant drop from the 142 figure recorded in 2020. It is well known that Laos is vulnerable to human trafficking and is both a source of and transit ....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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Govt praises Thanaleng Dry Port, Vientiane Logistics Park 
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How important is the army to you?
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Muay Lao federation awards winning fighters
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A new holiday gem awaits in Vangvieng
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