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12 January 2021

French NGO supports development of upland areas in Phongsaly ## Govt attempts to reduce road tolls in Champassak

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- Authorities ramp up Lao-Thai border checks to prevent virus spread
Local authorities have been urged to monitor border crossings to prevent people from entering Laos illegally from Thailand, to stem the spread of Covid-19 after a widespread outbreak in Thailand. As Thailand faces a second wave of Covid-19, many Lao workers are returning home, both legally and illegally, sparking fears of a second wave in Laos, an official from the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control said.
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Govt attempts to reduce road tolls in Champassak
Various sectors of government and contractors are discussing the possibility of lowering the tolls charged for the use of arterial roads in Champassak province. The Governor of Champassak province, Dr Vilayvong Bouddakham, told reporters last week the ...More >>>

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French NGO supports development of upland areas in Phongsaly
Commité de Coopération avec le Laos (CCL) and Phongsaly authorities have agreed to cooperate in the development of upland areas to improve the sustainable management of natural resources. The two parties also agreed to work together to strengthen livelihoods in Nhot-ou district and enhance the value of non-timber forest products – the core resource of people’s production system in this area.
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- Officials to enforce Covid-19 preventive measures during congress
Measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 will be strictly enforced during the Eleventh Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, which takes place in Vientiane this week. This is aimed at ensuring the success of the Party Congress while making sure that everyone stays safe and a second wave of Covid-19 is prevented. Health officials have stressed the importance of complying with Covid-19 prevention measures, saying that everyone should have their temperature checked and wear a face mask......More >>>

- Ministry, partners’ research textbook protecting disease outbreak in animals
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has cooperated with foreign experts to research in textbook’s production which will be used for analysing risks of livestock import aims to reduce impacts of disease outbreak in Laos.....More >>>

-  Visitor adventure park planned for Phou Bia Mountain
Xaysomboun province is drawing up an agreement for the construction of tourism facilities on Phou Bia Mountain, after a feasibility study on the project was completed last year.
A senior official from the province’s Information, Culture and Tourism Department, Mr Tongsavath Phosalard, told Vientiane Times the development would take place in Phou Hua Xang village, Anouvong district. .....More >>>

- 50km section of Road No. 13 South slated for upgrade
A planned upgrade of a section of Road No. 13 South will go ahead when bids are opened to decide the contractor. Project head Mr Latsamy Aliyavongsing told Vientiane Times on Monday that a 50-kilometre section of the road will be upgraded, starting at the km 21 point south of Vientiane.....More >>>

 
 

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