13 January 2021

Laos welcomes returning citizens but urges compliance with Covid rules ## Laos-China railway stations set to have finishing touches in March


- Leaders pay homage at the Unknown Soldier Monument on occasion of the Party Congress
Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President Bounnhang Vorachit on Tuesday led Party and state leaders to lay a wreath at the Unknown Soldier Monument in Vientiane to mark the Eleventh Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party to be held today.
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EDL, Sysmatik IT partner in call centre, mobile app upgrade
Electricite du Laos (EDL) and Sysmatik IT Solution Company Limited have upgraded EDL’s call centre with the phone number 1199 and an EDL mobile application, which enable the public to provide emergency notification about electrical faults, EDL service operations, and other issues....More >>>

Huaphan schools to close amid plummeting temperatures
Classes at schools throughout Huaphan province will be suspended as temperatures sink to as low as 0-1C in the morning and teachers and children shiver.
The province’s Education and Sports Department on Monday announced that all classes at kindergarten, primary and secondary schools would be suspended due to the cold weather. Colleges will remain open.
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- Laos-China railway stations set to have finishing touches in March
Construction of all stations on the Laos-China railway is on track, with the final embellishments slated to begin in March and April ahead of the scheduled launch of operation in December. An official from the railway management committee, who asked not to be named, told Vientiane Times on Tuesday that work is progressing on all stations. The main structures will be completed in March and April, when work on the interior of the stations will begin, he said.......More >>>

- Laos welcomes returning citizens but urges compliance with Covid rules
All Lao nationals, including those working in Covid-19 outbreak countries, will be allowed to return to Laos but must comply with government guidelines concerning travel and other requirements in relation to virus prevention and control. Efforts to prevent the spread of the virus escalated as fears grew of a possible widespread outbreak following the return of Lao workers from Thailand in recent weeks. As Thailand faces a second wave of Covid-19, many Lao workers are returning home....More >>>

-  New urban development plan for Pakxong
A new urban design plan for Pakxong district in Champassak province which was drawn up four years ago to guide the development of the area, which is situated on the Bolaven Plateau, is now being implemented. An official in Champassak province, who did not wish to be named, told Vientiane Times on Tuesday that Ho Chi Minh City authorities in Vietnam had drawn up the urban plan for Pakxong......More >>>

- Champassak cracks down on vendors selling overpriced pork
Champassak provincial authorities are monitoring the price of pork sold by market vendors, to ensure it is not higher than the set amount and to protect consumers’ rights.
Head of the province’s Industry and Commerce Department, Dr Bounyadeth Thongsavanh, told reporters that department officials regularly carry out checks in markets to inspect the sale and purchase of pork and other products....More >>>

- Vangvieng speeds up improvement of facilities to attract more visitors
Vangvieng district, Vientiane province will speed up to improve quality  service and facilities as well as will add activities at the tourist sites to attract more visitors, after the Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway opened up recently,  many visitors are flocking to Vangvieng district. ..More >>>

- City plans extensive road upgrades
The Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department will carry out widespread roadworks in a bid to improve traffic flow, as stated in the department’s plan of operations for 2021-2025. The department will assess and plan new roads and upgrades, the Vientiane Mai newspaper reported on Tuesday..More >>>






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