4 January 2021

Frontline medical staff vaccinated, more Covid-19 vaccines expected


- New Year celebrations muted but joyful
Despite the threat of Covid-19 hanging over their heads, people throughout the country gathered in their homes on Thursday to welcome the start of a new year amid hopes for better times to come. This year’s New Year celebrations were scaled down following advice from the Prime Minister’s Office to limit the size of gatherings and prevent the spread of the virus.....More >>>

Teachers, students benefit from 37 new secondary schools
Teachers and students in central and southern areas of Laos now have an improved educational environment following the construction and renovation of 37 secondary schools.
The new facilities have been provided for Khammuan, Savannakhet, Saravan and Champassak provinces, funded by a grant from the Japanese government worth 1,415 million Japanese yen (US$12.46 million) under the Project for Improving Secondary School Environment in the Central and Southern Provinces in Laos. ...More >>>

Frontline medical staff vaccinated, more Covid-19 vaccines expected
Some frontline medical workers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 thanks to China’s provision of 2,000 doses of vaccine, the Minister of Health has said.
 The first round of vaccinations has been administered to volunteer medical staff, according to Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong. ...More >>>

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- Agriculture ministry mulls solutions to issues faced by cooperatives
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry plans to work more closely with rural communities to improve the working methods of cooperatives and forge stronger links with farmers. ....More >>>

- Govt, UNFPA plan next five-year population development programme
Lack of access to healthcare and information has a direct impact not only on women’s health but also on their education, employment, and economic prospects. This was one of the topics touched on at the annual meeting last week to review the progress made in implementing the UNFPA’s current joint country programme in Laos and set priorities to address remaining challenges in line with the commitments made at the Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development, and the 9th National Socio-economic Development Plan (NSEDP).. ....More >>>

- Rural alcohol production creates less of a stink
Kongxedon district in Saravan province is known locally for the production of alcohol, with the end product named Lao Kongxedon. The liquor is one of the more popular drinks in Laos because it tastes good and has an alcohol content of about 45 percent.. ....More >>>

- Operator clarifies toll charges for use of expressway
All vehicles using the newly-opened Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway must pay the set toll rates, except in the case of an emergency or accident, when specially-designated ambulances can enter free or charge. The expressway management committee told Vientiane Times that authorised ambulances, police vehicles and fire trucks are on standby to attend to an emergency on the expressway. ....More >>>

- Attapeu authorities seize 43kg of crystal methamphetamine
Police and a border military patrol in Attapeu province recently intercepted a shipment of drugs in Sanamxay district, leading to the arrest of four people and the seizure of 43kg of crystal methamphetamine. ....More >>>






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Outstanding development award for PetroTrade chairman
The Outstanding National Development Award was given to Mr Chanthone ...More >>>

Cultural performances highlight of Made-in-Laos event
Cultural performances were held to celebrate the Made-in-Laos event last week. .....More >>>

National Family Day promotes love and harmony
December 24 was designated as National Family Day by the Lao government, with a focus on love, harmony, ..... More >>>

Experts say Xi’s speech sets key goals for 2021
CHINA (China Daily/ANN) -- President Xi Jinping’s New Year’s address has emphasised the importance of people and set important national .
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What can be done to promote products made in Laos?
The annual Made in Laos fair took place at Lao-ITECC in Vientiane last .....More >>>

Boys enjoy  Mazda Challenge Cup’s activities
Many hundreds of boy players in U-17, 9 and 11 in the capital city and from provinces on Sunday enjoyed playing in the  ...More >>>

Exciting mountain adventures await visitors to Khammuan
Every year between late October and early June, people think about getting out of .... More >>>

Lao and Chinese officials hold a ceremony on Tuesday to mark the laying of half of the track for the Laos-China railway, over a distance of 240km,   ...More >>>