28 January 2022

Thanaleng Dry Port, Vientiane Logistics Park working to ease passage of Thai freight to China, Thai ambassador told

- United States extends support for Covid response 
The United States has so far provided over US$13 million in support of Laos’ battle against Covid-19 since March 2020. In addition to the health sector, the US government is committed to helping the Lao government address the impacts of the pandemic on the education system, the economy, and the rule of law, US Ambassador to Laos Dr Peter M. Haymond said. Speaking at a ceremony to hand over the latest delivery of Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to Laos on Wednesday, Dr Haymond said the United States will continue its support for businesses, the education system, health care, persons with disabilities, and the rule of law.
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New cave discovered in Vientiane province will not be open to the public
Meuangfeuang district authorities are not allowing the public to enter a newly discovered cave in the district’s Non Hinhae village until proper facilities have been provided at some time in the future. The cave in Vientiane province has been named Tham Phaluang and is located within a saltpeter concession. The cave is about 25 metres wide and 60 metres long and contains a pool about 6 metres wide. District officials have surveyed the site and authorised Non Hinhae village and the owner of the saltpeter concession to manage and protect the cave. ...More >>>

- Hongsa Power provides 100 houses for families displaced by construction
Hongsa Power Co., Ltd. has built 136 houses and other essential infrastructure to accommodate people who had to move from their homes in Kiewngiew village, Ngeun district, Xayaboury province, when the company extended its mining operations. The 136 new houses have electricity and water connections, while there are also roads, drainage, kindergarten and primary schools, a village office, a market, and a health centre in the new neighbourhood. This is considered to be a complete infrastructure response for the 114 families displaced from Kiewngiew village. ....More >>>

- Thanaleng Dry Port, Vientiane Logistics Park working to ease passage of Thai freight to China, Thai ambassador told
The Thanaleng Dry Port (TDP) and Vientiane Logistics Park (VLP) are working with the relevant sectors to ensure quick move of goods containers that Thailand will export to China via Laos, the park’s developer told the Thai Ambassador to Laos. Ambassador Jesda Katavetin and his officials on Wednesday visited the dry port and logistics park in Vientiane to discuss with the TDP and VLP operator ways to ease the shipment of Thai goods to China via the Laos-China Railway. ....More >>>

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- Police beef up security for Lunar New Year
The Vientiane Police Headquarters has issued a notice on security measures to be followed during the Chinese and Vietnamese Lunar New Year next week. The notice stated that the government intends to ensure peace, security and order during the festival and ...More >>>

- Lao, Malaysian state audit agencies boost cooperation
Laos will continue strong coordination with the National Audit Department of Malaysia, aiming to create synergies for both parties and, importantly, for the development of auditing capability. This was the message from the President of the State Audit Organisation, ...More >>>

- Japan supports language education in Laos
The Japanese government has provided grant assistance for the improvement of the Japanese Department at the National University of Laos, through its Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Projects (GCGP). The project will enhance the ...More >>>

- UNICEF with partners holds Lao Youth Talks
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday organised a series of talks to highlight the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on children and young people in Laos. ...More >>>

Savannakhet rolls out vaccine drive for 12 to 17 year olds
Kaysone Phomvihane city in Savannakhet province has begun vaccinating children aged 12 to 17 against Covid-19, according to the provincial Health Department. The vaccination programme kicked off at a hospital in the provincial capital attended by ...More >>>
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Retail fuel prices to touch third new height in January 
Motorists across Laos are concerned about the third increase of ...More >>>

Youth Speech Contest 2022 launched to promote young talents
The Youth Speech Contest 2022 provides an opportunity to youngsters ....More >>>

Lao Food Festival bolsters appetite for traditional cuisine
The annual Lao Food Festival taking place at Chao Anouvong Park in .....More >>>

US delivers written letter to Russia addressing Moscow’s concerns: Blinken
WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken .... More >>>

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What can be done to prevent people falling victim to fake job offers?
Police have arrested a man who pretended to be an army major and .....More >>>

Lao vovinam fighters gear up for SEA Games
Nine male and three female contestants from Laos will compete in 12 vovinam events at the 31st South-East Asia (SEA) Games to be held in Hanoi, ..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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