26 May 2022

19 children, 2 teachers die in Texas school shooting rampage
- Govt orders action to facilitate trade, spur transport and exports
The government has instructed ministries to streamline procedures to facilitate trade and speed up freight transport and the export of goods. Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of the committee in charge of trade facilitation, Dr Sonexay Siphadone, signed an instruction assigning the relevant departments to take action swiftly.The move aims to facilitate trade and accelerate freight transport and the export of goods such as farm products, timber and non-timber forest products, and minerals. ....More >>>

- Laos vows to improve media to uphold citizens’ right to accurate information
The Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism will continue to improve Laos’ media operations to ensure that every citizen’s right to access information is fulfilled, especially in the midst of the rapid growth of information technology. To this end, the government, through the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, has instructed all state and private media outlets to transform their traditional way of delivering news using a variety of platforms to reach all target audiences, in both urban and rural areas. ....More >>>

- Children raise their profile on national stage 
Children from across Laos discussed the problems they face during the course of their life when meeting up for the Lao Children’s Forum in Khammuan province. Topics of discussion included early marriage, unsafe use of social media, road accidents, and the Covid-19 outbreak. Young students from Vientiane and 17 provinces shared their thoughts on these issues at the forum, which was titled ‘Progress in promoting children’s rights in Laos’. Children and adolescents engaged in joint activities to ...More >>>

- 19 children, 2 teachers die in Texas school shooting rampage
(Kyodo news) -- At least 19 children and two teachers died in a shooting rampage at an elementary school in the southern state of Texas on Tuesday, US media reported, citing local authorities. Addressing the nation, President Joe Biden said he was “sick and tired” of the “carnage” of gun violence gripping the nation, and called for stronger gun control. The gunman, identified as an 18-year-old high school student, was killed by officers responding to the scene, which took place in Uvalde, .....More >>>

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- Labour ministry shines spotlight on workplace health and safety 
It is essential to raise awareness of occupational safety and health issues as a vital part of worker protection aimed at reducing work-related injuries and fatalities.  ....More >>>

- Laos-China railway powering cross-border freight
The Laos-China railway is enabling faster and more efficient cross-border freight transport, with Chinese transport operators expressing satisfaction with the service, ...More >>>

- 7,000 smoking-related deaths every year in Laos 
About 7,000 people die annually in Laos, or 19 people per day, from smoking-related illnesses, including non-smokers who succumb after years of ...More >>>

- Forestry ministry targets planting of 35 million trees this year 
Lao authorities plan to have at least 35 million saplings ready for planting on 36,950 hectares of land this year, as part of efforts to create more green areas and ...More >>>

- Children and young people raise voices on child rights
The government and UNICEF have concluded a series of child rights consultations with children and youth across the country for the preparation of the ...More >>>

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Special economic zone authority to issue certificates of origin
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Exhibition showcases work of French artist in Vientiane
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Are the traffic police effective in their duties?
The Ministry of Public Security has called on traffic police in Vientiane to be more vigilant in carrying out their duties.  ..More >>>

Federation rewards SEA Games tennis players
The Lao Tennis Federation on Tuesday presented cash prizes to a bronze medalist and other tennis players after they ..More >>>

Tad Fane, a waterfall in paradise
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