- US provides US$700,000 to bolster fight against malaria
The United States has provided US$700,000 to Population Services International in support of the Ministry of Health and the Strengthening Surveillance to Accelerate Malaria Elimination project in Laos.
The grant will be a significant boost to the project, which is part of the Impact Malaria Programme taking place in Laos from 2021 to 2023. A grant agreement was signed on Wednesday by the Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under the Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh, and ...More >>>
- NA session set to approve five laws in support of national agendas
Amendments to five laws and other pressing issues will be debated at an extraordinary session of the National Assembly scheduled for next week. The amendment of the five laws is designed to support the two newly-defined national agendas, which have been put in place to tackle the country’s economic and financial difficulties and drug abuse.
Drafts of the five amended laws are expected to be approved by NA members on August 5-10 (excluding Saturday and Sunday) and relate to tax, value added tax, income tax, excise tax, and drugs. ....More >>>
- Ministry urges unemployed people to register for new jobs
Lao nationals seeking jobs with companies or factories can register with village authorities, who will help them to find new employment following job losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has instructed its departments around the country to coordinate with local authorities in providing detailed information about the number of unemployed people in need of assistance.
There has been a spike in the number of people out of work after thousands of people have lost their jobs because their employers ceased operations ...More >>>