11 June 2021

Laos, Australia further partnership in teacher development  ## Section II of Lao-Thai railway set for completion in December


- PM calls for appropriate use of child labour
Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh has called for everyone across the nation to understand the issues surrounding child labour and to make sure that children are given appropriate forms of work.
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- Phongsupthavy Group donates US$1 million to Vietnam’s Covid response
The Phongsubthavy Group has donated US$500,000 and medical equipment worth US$500,000 to Vietnam’s Covid-19 . ...More >>>

- Authorities track down infected man after online appeal
Heath officials have traced a 26-year-old man known as Mr Thin after spending a day trying to locate him when his Covid-19 test returned a positive result on Saturday.....More >>>

- US to donate 500 million doses of vaccine to 92 countries
US President Joe Biden on June 11 announced that the United States would purchase and donate 500 million dosesr...More >>>

- Tigerhead drinking water charitably supports the nation’s poorIn response to a growing need for charitable assistance in Lao society, Tigerhead-brand drinking water recently provided financial support to volunteer groups for their charitable activities which help vulnerable people in need.. ..More >>>

- DPM: Thanaleng Dry Port, Vientiane Logistics Park ‘significant’ to boost trade competitiveness
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone has said the Thanaleng Dry Port (TDP) and Vientiane..More >>>

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- Section II of Lao-Thai railway set for completion in December
Phase II of the Lao-Thai Railway Construction Project (Section II) is now 70 percent complete and is scheduled for full completion at the end of this year, with the goal of improving regional logistics services.
A progress report was provided last week when Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment, Dr Sonexay Siphandone, and other officials visited the Vientiane station in Khamsavath village, Xaysettha district.
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- Lao, Chinese medics provide free cataract surgery
Chinese and Lao ophthalmologists are providing free cataract surgery to enable impoverished people with poor eyesight to improve their vision. The procedures are being performed under the China-Laos Friendship Cataract Surgery Programme, with support from China’s GX Foundation. People in Vientiane and nearby provinces who have cataract problems will receive treatment at the National Ophthalmology Centre in Vientiane.....More >>>

- Laos, Australia further partnership in teacher development 
Laos and Australia are finding solutions to the production of teacher training videos during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Deputy Director General of the Research Institute of Educational Sciences, Mr Outhit Thipmany, said “Primary teachers and trainers use the videos for self-learning on the new curriculum teaching techniques and on active learning. With the new Grade 3 curriculum to be implemented in September, it was important that we found a way to continue the production of the videos during lockdown...More >>>

- Champassak, Oudomxay, Borikhamxay beef up Covid controls
Several provinces are stepping up measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 despite the overall drop in case numbers because infections are still being recorded in some communities. In Oudomxay, authorities have extended the lockdown until June 19 and are intensifying virus prevention measures because the province is a gateway to the northern provinces. In addition, Oudomxay is a transit route for people travelling north and south. With cases still occurring in Vientiane and in other hotspots, there is a high risk that people passing through Oudomxay could carry the virus and transmit it locally.....More >>>

- Bokeo monitors selling alcohol to children in targeted villages
Authorities in Bokeo province are preparing to establish  a team to monitor and implement the  measures to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages to children under 18 years old in eight targeted villages. The Department of Information, Culture and Tourism of Bokeo Province, in collaboration with the CB-DAC Project discussed recently to establish a monitoring team to implement measures to prevent the purchase and sale of alcoholic beverages to children under the age of 18 and to make the authorities of eight villages in the provincial capital aware of the rules for controlling this issue...More >>>






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Vietnam postpones SEA Games until 2022
The 31st South-East Asia (SEA) Games, which were scheduled to take place in Vietnam from November 21 to December 2, ....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 >>>

The Honorary Consul of Portugal in Vientiane, Mrs Chanthachone Vongsay (right), on Thursday donates 10 million kip to the Deputy Director of the Ophthalmology Centre, Dr Phonesavanh Chasane, ...More >>>