28 October 2021

Japan-funded emergency department opens at Setthathirath Hospital 


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- Asean, dialogue partners discuss response to Covid, reopening for tourism
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (Asean) and their dialogue partners have agreed to deepen cooperation to combat Covid-19, discussed reopening for tourism, and vowed to broaden cooperation in various fields.
The leaders are convening for the 38th and 39th Asean Summits and related meetings which are taking place online under the chairmanship of Brunei as the Asean Chair for 2021.
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- Bokeo police seize 6 million amphetamine tablets
Police in Bokeo province on Monday seized a shipment of 6 million amphetamine tablets after stopping vehicles travelling through Tonpheung district.
The incident occurred after police were informed by a local resident that a vehicle carrying a large load of drugs would be travelling between Tonpheung and Huayxai districts. They set up a roadblock and snared two suspect pick-up trucks.
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- Japan-funded emergency department opens at Setthathirath Hospital 
A new Japan-aided Outpatient/Emergency department at Setthathirath Hospital in Vientiane has opened to improve screening and the treatment of infectious and non-communicable lifestyle diseases.
This comprehensive new building is the largest of its kind with the most advanced medical facilities among Vientiane hospitals. The building has been funded through the Grant Aid Project for the Improvement of Setthathirath Hospital and Champassak Provincial Hospital.
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- Laos’ economy to grow at only 2.1 percent this year: IMF
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting that Laos will see economic growth of just 2.1 percent this year, down from the 4.7 percent growth rate predicted in April. The lower growth rate is attributed to the prolonged outbreak of Covid-19 and recent lockdowns, ....More >>>

- Confucius Institute holds entrance exams for new degree programme
The Confucius Institute at the National University of Laos will accept new students for a bachelor degree programme in Chinese language teaching. The institute last week held the first entrance exam for the course, which took place online.
A total of 90 new students will be accepted for the degree programme in the ....More >>>

- Taskforce announces 733 new Covid cases, 3 deaths 
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Wednesday announced 733 new Covid cases and the deaths of three people from the virus. The three deaths raise the number of Covid-related fatalities to 59, while a total of 37,751 cases of Covid have been reported so far. ....More >>>

- Laos, UN mull development priorities under new normal
The Ministry of Planning and Investment and United Nations agencies in Laos are working towards improving development priorities in order to fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.‘We must adapt to the new normal in relation to the impact of Covid-19, despite the difficult situation we face, ....More >>>

- Media can play a key role in promoting women’s reproductive health: UNFPA
Difficulty in accessing information on reproductive health and family planning by women in rural Laos is one reason for the high death rate of mothers and children. A survey has found that among the reasons for these deaths were irregular health checks for mothers-to-be, which claimed the lives of mothers and babies in Laos each year. ....More >>>


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International Coffee Day to promote Lao coffee culture

International Coffee Day 2021 will take place on October 29-30 under the theme “Coffee’s Next Generation”, with events to be conducted online.
In spite of the widespread Covid-19 outbreak, Lao coffee lovers would like to continue this educational event as a contribution in support of Lao coffee.
International Coffee Day 2021 will be organised through a virtual platform, with events to include presentations on coffee drinking, roasting, brewing, producing, etc.

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Laos to face Thailand in AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers
After losing to Malaysia on Monday, the Lao U-23 football team will ..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 >>>