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An official from Vietnam’s Son La province, Mr Nguyen Van May, gives 300 million dong to an official at the Lao Embassy in Vietnam Mr Chanthaphone Khammanichanh (right) to support Luang Prabang province’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak.          --Photo Lao National Radio

Deputy Governor of Saravan province Mr Somchay Ounchith and senior officials from Nakhonpheng district on Wednesday open the Khounmixay market for the sale of agricultural produce. The district covers 139,000 hectares and has 75 villages inhabited by more than 8,900 families of 54,000 people.              --Photo Pathetlao

Representatives of the Communications Department at Nam Theun 2 Power Company Ltd. (right) on Thursday present a New Year gift basket to the Editor-in-Chief of Lao Press in Foreign Languages Mr Thonglor Duangsavanh (second left) at the Vientiane Times’ offices.

Director of the Vientiane Education and Sports Department, Mr Somphone Sonedala (fifth right), and his officials on Thursday give face masks and hand sanitiser to Deputy Director of Xieng Khuang province’s Education and Sports Department Mr Thongsy Phanthavong for distribution to schools. Officials from the two departments are meeting from January 5-7 to discuss the 11th National Games, which will take place in Xieng Khuang in March.                                            -- Photo Education-Sports Daily News

The Ministry of Planning and Investment on Tuesday announced the appointment of Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Mrs Phonevanh Outhavong as President of the ministry’s Party Inspection Committee and the appointment of Mrs Thamma Phetvixay, who is Director General of the ministry’s Personnel and Organisation Department, to a new post at the Lao Women’s Union. The announcement was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning and Investment Dr Sonexay Siphandone (centre).

Head of the Vientiane Education and Sports Department, Mr Somphone Sonedala, and his officials on Wednesday pay their respects at a statue of President Kaysone Phomvihane before meeting with officials from Xieng Khuang province’s Education and Sports Department to discuss preparations for the National Games this year.
-- Photo Education-Sports Daily News

Former senior officials from Thoulakhom district, Vientiane province, on Wednesday donate educational equipment, balls, face masks and other items worth 5 million kip to children at Haykham village primary school.                                            --Photo Pathetlao

Planning and investment officials in Xayphouthong district, Savannakhet province, on Tuesday gather with residents of Muangkhay village to lay concrete on a section of road 327 metres long and 4.5 metres wide. The job is costing 80 million kip, contributed by local people and businesses, and is scheduled for completion on January 30. --Photo Pathetla

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport announces the appointment of Mr Ngampasong Meuangmani as Deputy Minister, witnessed by the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Mr Viengsavath Siphandone (centre). The appointment was authorised under a Prime Ministerial Decree issued by Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh.

Officials from Bokeo province’s Information, Culture and Tourism Department supervise the repair of a road leading to their office. Other people are also tidying up the park in the provincial capital in anticipation of an influx of visitors. --Photo Pathetlao


Train staff are careful to stay safe from Covid-19 as 1,554 passengers travelled from Vientiane to the provinces to celebrate International New Year 2022. --Photo CRI






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