8 January 2021

Visitors to Luang Prabang plummet by 584,380 in 2020


- Govt mulls plans to minimise impacts of pandemic
Economic issues, particularly ways to strengthen the economy while minimising the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, are among the most important issues being discussed at a government meeting which began in Vientiane on Thursday. The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, is being attended by government cabinet members,
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NUOL begins PhD programme in education management
The National University of Laos (NUOL) is offering a new PhD programme on education management to train educators to assume leadership positions in the sector. The programme will be taught at the Faculty of Education and aims to meet international and Asean standards.
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Visitors to Luang Prabang plummet by 584,380 in 2020
Luang Prabang city recorded only 257,647 visitors in 2020, down 68 percent on 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report from the province’s Information, Culture and Tourism Department Of this number, 142,435 were foreign nationals and 133,212 were Lao. The overall figure of 257,647 was a decrease of 584,380 from
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- Attapeu has many undeveloped concession sites
Many concession sites in Attapeu province have not been developed or the development process does not conform to the plan outlined in the contract, according to Pathedlao Daily Newspaper. This issue was raised at the 10th Ordinary Meeting of Attapeu’s People’s Council, which was held recently in the province. From 2016 to 2020, Attapeu signed many agreements for land concession projects with companies in order to develop ....More >>>

-  Xayaboury steps up Covid-19 prevention measures
Xayaboury authorities are strengthening Covid-19 screening and quarantine procedures for Lao nationals returning to the province from Thailand. The province is still facing challenges in monitoring people at border crossings and providing assistance to returning workers affected by the pandemic. Last week about 16 Lao nationals entered Xayaboury at “traditional” border crossings. The province’s Governor, ....More >>>

- Election committee urges everyone to vote
The National Election Committee (NEC) has instructed Party committees at all levels to further educate Party members, employees, and people of all classes about the need to be patriotic, knowledgeable about the nation’s affairs, and to support the country’s independence. The Committee issued the instruction in preparation for the election of members of the National Assembly’s Ninth Legislature and the Second Legislature of Provincial People’s Councils. ....More >>>

- Motorists call for review of fines issued on expressway
The authorities have advised people who have been issued fines for offences on the Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway to submit complaints to the Ministry of Works and Transport so that incidents can be reviewed and resolved. A motorist recently publicised an incident that occurred when he was entering the expressway. His truck hit a concrete barrier at the toll gate in Phonghong district, Vientiane province, and he was fined five million kip because of the damage caused. ....More >>>






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