10 January 2022

Luang Prabang plans new tourist attractions

- Laos, Vietnam sign eight cooperation agreements in Hanoi
The government of Laos and Vietnam signed eight cooperation documents in the fields of security, border control, economics, banking, education, healthcare and electricity during a meeting in Hanoi on Saturday.
Vietnam also pledged to provide 1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to bolster the Lao government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.. ....More >>>

Health ministry targets 87.25 percent Covid immunisation by year’s end
Health officials are speeding up the Covid vaccination programme, aiming to vaccinate 87.25 percent of the population by the end of this year. Vaccination is seen as essential in light of the rejuvenation of tourism and the urgent need to rebuild the economy. Immunisation is the best strategy to bring Covid-19 under control, health authorities say, and vaccination boosts immunity, reduces the severity of illness, and lowers the number of deaths from the virus. ...More >>>

- Ground broken for first Laos-Vietnam vocational school
Construction of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship Vocational School has begun, to enable more young people to learn job skills so that a larger workforce will be available to support Laos’ development and meet the needs of the regional labour market. A ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the new school took place in Nongbok district, Khammuan province, on Wednesday....More >>>

- Russia gives boost to school meals programme
The government of the Russian Federation is contributing US$2 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) to help finance the countrywide school meals initiative, according to the Russian Embassy to Laos.
The funding injection will help to sustain the project so that meals can continue to be provided to rural schoolchildren, with the aim of encouraging school attendance...More >>>

- Award-winning enterprise becomes business model despite Covid crisis
The Education Printing Enterprise State Company has become the first state-owned printing enterprise to receive the national accolade ‘Top LNCCI Business Leader for Year 2021 Covid-19 Response Award’.
The award was granted in recognition of the enterprise’s outstanding performance and contributions to the public during the pandemic..More >>>

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- Luang Prabang plans new tourist attractions
The Planning and Investment Department in Luang Prabang province plans to create a range of outdoor activities on Phou Chomhuad and Phou Hinkong hills, located in the provincial capital.
The department considers these locations as suitable sites for new tourist attractions, as part of plans to attract more visitors and create more income for local communities. ....More >>>

Laos records first case of Omicron variant
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has warned everyone to continue to strictly comply with Covid prevention measures after finding the first case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Laos.
The taskforce urges everyone to take heed of the rules on Covid control, especially with regard to social distancing. ...More >>>

Bus company launches service to railway station
The Vientiane City 2 Bus Service is adding a new route, which will carry passengers between the Morning Market and the Vientiane train station. The new bus service is the first form of public transport between the city centre and the train station, which is 15km away in Xaythany district....More >>>

- Laos, Thailand mull issues relating to Lao migrant workers 
Labour authorities say they will continue to work with the Thai government to resolve the problem of undocumented workers, with a focus on assisting both Lao nationals working in Thailand illegally as well as those who wish to continue in legal employment. ...More >>>

- 43 people die in New Year road accidents
A total of 43 people were killed in road traffic accidents that occurred around Laos during the New Year celebrations.
The Traffic Department of the Ministry of Public Security reported that over the five days of the New Year holiday 197 accidents were recorded in which 297 people were injured, 43 died, and 315 vehicles were damaged....More >>>

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Bokeo International Airport to open in March
Bokeo International Airport is set to open to passengers in March after the first test flights at the enlarged airport successfully ....More >>>

6th Japanese Film Festival cancelled due to Covid-19 crisis
The Japan Foundation (JF) in Vientiane has announced the cancellation ....More >>>

Must-visit spot for Japanese food aficionados in Vientiane
Japanese cuisine is renowned for its freshness and use of healthy ingredients that are attractively ....More >>>

Over 40 killed, many displaced as heavy rains, snowfall hit Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (Xinhua) -- As Pakistan is going through its first spell of heavy rainfall and... More >>>

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How can we slow the spread of Covid?
The number of new Covid cases reported each day continues to be high, especially in Vientiane. On Friday, 1,020 new cases were reported, ....More >>>

Football federation hires German coach
Over the next three years, Mr Michael Weiss from Germany will work with the Lao U-23 football team to hone their skills in an attempt to . ..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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