- Ground broken for second campus at Savannakhet university
Construction of a second campus at the University of Savannakhet is underway to allow more students to take up studies in priority fields so they can fill job vacancies in the area.
The second campus, known as the Nongpheu Campus, will allow students to take courses in agriculture and
- Champassak fishermen using illicit methods to boost catch
Fishermen are using iIlegal methods to increase their catch by putting toxic substances into rivers which fish ingest, causing them to die almost immediately. Within five minutes of being poisoned the fish rise to the surface where they are easily netted.
- Tests, treatment for coronavirus free for general public: authorities
Tests for Covid-19 and treatment for people who have contracted the virus are free for the general public but charges will be made for people engaged in certain areas of business. “Charges will be imposed on businesspeople and foreign nationals in Laos who are here for work purposes
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