6 January 2022

Repair of irrigation systems underway in Savannakhet
- UK provides 321,760 doses of Covid vaccine
The Lao PDR has received 321,760 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from the United Kingdom, which arrived last month after being shipped through Thailand. The vaccine was handed over to Minister of Health, Dr Bounfeng Phoummalaysith, by the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the British Embassy to Laos, Mr Cashel Gleeson, in the presence of other officials from the Ministry of Health and the British Embassy. “The government of the Lao PDR welcomes this new shipment of vaccine and would like to thank the UK government for their highly valuable contribution, which will support the country greatly as we are now rolling out the third round of vaccinations,” Dr Bounfeng said. ....More >>>

Murder rate climbs in 2021
The year 2021 saw some brutal crimes committed, which hit the headlines and caused deep consternation among members of the public. One of the most shocking murders took place in July, when police found the bodies of two young women in a house in Xaysettha district, Vientiane, after they had been shot to death, while another woman was injured. Police said the shooting occurred following a dispute between a woman and her ex-husband. Prior to the shooting, a court had assigned custody of their two young sons to the woman, but when the couple returned to her house, her ex-husband shot both her and her sister. ...More >>>

- Repair of irrigation systems underway in Savannakhet
The renovation of damaged irrigation systems in Savannakhet is nearing completion, with the aim of providing sufficient water to irrigate 498 hectares of rice in the dry season, as well as 91 hectares of other crops grown in Kaysone Phomvihane city. Head of the city’s Agriculture and Forestry Office, Mr Ounkham Phewphachanh, recently reviewed irrigation schemes in the villages of Phakkha and Napho, which are located 12km south of the city centre on Road 11E, when he met with the Deputy Mayor of Kaysone Phomvihane city, Mr Sommai Songvilay. ...More >>>

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- Laos, Germany reinforce cooperation in land sector
Laos and Germany have signed a new implementation agreement on the Lao-German Land Programme, under which additional funding and a reinforcement of the ongoing cooperation in the land sector in Laos are stipulated,according to GIZ. The agreement was made between the Department of International Cooperation, ....More >>>

S. Korea to help Laos build first university hospital
The Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) in the Republic of Korea has announced that it will assist Laos to set up its first university hospital in Vientiane by 2025 and will also help train medical staff. The Economic Development Cooperation Fund of the Export-Import Bank of Korea will provide ....More >>>

836 new Covid cases, 6 deaths
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Wednesday announced 836 new Covid cases, while the deaths of six more people from the virus raise the number of fatalities to 409. The new cases were reported after 4,140 samples were tested for Covid on Tuesday, with the total to date now standing at 114,787. ...More >>>

- Luang Namtha to turn shrimp pond into tourist attraction
Officials in Luang Namtha province plan to turn a local shrimp pond in Viengphoukha district into a tourist attraction, believing that the freshwater crustaceans will be a draw for visitors to the province. A Memorandum of Understanding on the development of visitor facilities around this ...More >>>

- More students needed for medical training 
Students are being encouraged to enrol in health-related courses to meet Laos’ growing healthcare needs, with many more people needed to staff hospitals and other health facilities around the country. Hoping to boost enrolment in medical programmes, the Ministry of Health has announced the dates for ...More >>>

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Laos earns US$900 million from agricultural exports
Laos last year earned more than US$900 million from the export of agricultural products, amounting to 82 percent of the target figure set for 2021. ....More >>>

Indu Sihapanya releases new track, plans new projects for 2022
Lao actor, singer and presenter Indu Sihapanya recently released the new track....More >>>

Communities of the Nakai Plateau
The creation of a reservoir on the Nakai Plateau gave birth to new communities and new livelihoods. People from 13 villages in the ....More >>>

China-Laos Railway service progressing
(China Daily/ANN) -- The newly opened China-Laos Railway has seen progress in passenger and cargo movements, ... More >>>

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What should be done to regulate the sale of train tickets?
There have been complaints on social media that some people are buying train tickets ...More >>>

Lao Football Federation to announce new coach for AFF U-23 Championship
The Lao Football Federation is seeking a new head coach to select the best players for . ..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 >>>


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