8 December 2021

Taskforce announces 1,378 new Covid cases, 4 deaths  ## Lao, Korean audit agencies seek to beef up cooperation

- Public, private sectors gear up for return of tourists 
The public and private sectors are making plans to reopen Laos to fully vaccinated tourists in 2022, although the details regarding quarantine upon entry are still being debated.
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism outlined the plans at a Public and Private Sector Consultation Meeting held on December 7. . ...More >>>

Construction of fifth Lao-Thai Mekong bridge 23 percent complete 
Work on the fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge across the Mekong River, linking Pakxan district in Borikhamxay province to Bueng Kan province in northeastern Thailand, is now 23 percent complete.
The bridge is expected to be fully complete in 2024 and will serve to boost trade and investment between Laos and Thailand.....More >>>

Borikhamxay police weed out marijuana crop
Borikhamxay provincial police last week cut down 2.3 hectares of marijuana plants found growing in​​ Oudomxay village, Viengthong district. Police said they found plants growing in eight different places in three locations around ​​Oudomxay village and uprooted 8,593kg of the illicit crop.
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- Laos tightens border controls in response to Omicron
Lao authorities have ordered stricter controls at borders with neighbouring countries after the first case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 was confirmed in Thailand on Monday.
A 35-year-old American businessman travelling from Spain and transiting through Dubai tested positive for Omicron. He had lived in Spain for one year before arriving in Thailand....More >>>

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- Fred Hollows Foundation extends support for eye health in Laos
The international eye health organisation, The Fred Hollows Foundation, and other international bodies will continue to support eye health in Laos to reduce avoidable blindness, with a new training programme announced at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) in Vientiane. The university, in partnership with The Fred Hollows Foundation, has launched two new programmes to train the next generation of Lao eye doctors and nurses....More >>>

- Taskforce announces 1,378 new Covid cases, 4 deaths
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Tuesday announced 1,378 new cases of Covid, while four more people have died from the virus. Of the new cases, 1,372 infections were transmitted within Laos while six were imported. They were identified among 5,793 samples tested on Monday.. ...More >>>

Lao, Korean audit agencies seek to beef up cooperation
The Lao State Audit Organisation (SAO) is working with the Board of Audit and Inspection of the Republic of Korea (BAI) to build capacity among its staff and become more efficient.
President of the State Audit Organisation, Mr Malaythong Kommasith, on Monday met with former Acting Chair and Commissioner of the BAI, Dr Min Ah Kang for talks between the two audit agencies, which took place virtually at the SAO headquarters in Vientiane. ....More >>>

- Laos, Thailand partner in bid to strengthen drug control
Officials from the Office of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor, Ministry of Public Security and from Thailand have met to discuss ways to improve efforts in Laos and Thailand to tackle the burgeoning drug problem.
The trade in and use of drugs is an issue of mounting concern in the two countries. The Office of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor and the Ministry of Public Securi ...More >>>
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Members of LNCCI, provincial chambers sharpen customer service skills
Representatives of businesses in Vientiane and the provinces are boosting their knowledge ...More >>>

Ministry of Silk opens new flagship store
The Ministry of Silk opened a new flagship store last week for products of the international fashion brand and its sister brand Newnorm. ..More >>>

Vientiane residents overjoyed by opening of Laos-China railway
A large number of Vientiane residents attended the grand opening of the Laos-China railway..........More >>>

Study shows mixing Pfizer or AstraZeneca Covid-19 shot with Moderna’s gives better immune response
LONDON (Straits Times/ANN) -- A major British study on mixing Covid-19 vaccines ... More >>>

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What should we do to promote the popularity of the khaen?
The khaen is one of Laos’ oldest musical instruments and was named a form of Intangible Cultural ....More >>>

Laos still in with a chance at AFF Suzuki Cup
Laos is hoping for better luck in the team’s next matches at the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 in Singapore despite losing 0-2 to Vietnam on Monday. ..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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