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Ministry urges unemployed people to register for new jobs


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- 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 >>>


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- Xayaboury district in lockdown after new cases reported
Authorities in Xayaboury province have ordered a lockdown in Xayaboury district until further notice after two locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 were identified in the area. To curb the spread of the virus in Xayaboury district, provincial authorities have imposed travel restrictions, classifying Nalaengluang village as a red zone. ...More >>>

- University inks deal with company to produce animal feed
Farmers are hoping that less animal feed will need to be imported after the Faculty of Agriculture at the National University of Laos has partnered with a private company in the cultivation of animal fodder. The partnership between the two sides will focus on the cultivation of crops for animal feed, .....More >>>

- Govt, FAO prepare to scale up meteorological services for agriculture
The government and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) are preparing to scale up climate-responsive planning and decision-making for resilient agriculture and livelihoods in Laos (the SAMIS follow-up), to provide better information on climate change. ....More >>>

- Laos outlines food system improvements at UN meeting
Laos pointed out the synergies and trade-offs involved and the need for Laos to find a balance between competing priorities on the road to improving food systems. On behalf of Laos, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Mr Thongphath Vongmany on July 27 delivered a speech at the United Nations’ Food System Pre-Summit 2021 Dialogues. ...More >>>

- Savannakhet, Champassak setting up more quarantine centres 
Authorities in Savannakhet and Champassak provinces are setting up more quarantine centres and makeshift hospitals to cope with the influx of Lao nationals returning from Thailand. In Savannakhet, a garment factory in Nonsavath village, Kaysone Phomvihane city, is being turned into a quarantine facility to accommodate more than 10,000 people. ...More >>>

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BOL to take urgent action on differences in exchange rates
The Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) is now working to tackle several ... More >>>

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A new holiday gem awaits in Vangvieng
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