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20 April 2021

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- Border patrols stepped up to prevent spread of virus
Local authorities around the country are stepping up border controls to prevent people entering Laos illegally from Thailand and avoiding screening for Covid-19. It is common for returning migrants to enter Laos undetected by crossing the Mekong River at places where there are no immigration facilities. This means they are not screened for the virus or quarantined as the regulations require.......More >>>

- Saravan closes tourist attractions, entertainment venues
Saravan province has advised business operators to temporarily close tourist sites and entertainment venues as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19. An official from the province’s Information, Culture and Tourism Department, who asked not to be named, said the closures would remain in force from April 14-30......More >>>

- Govt’s agenda designed to overcome economic distress
The government is drafting a national agenda to address financial and economic difficulties amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the nation’s growing debt burden. In the agenda, .....More >>>

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- Two people die in house fires
Two people died last week during house fires that occurred in Vientiane, with the causes of the fires attributed to an electrical fault and lighted candles. Head of the Vientiane Fire Prevention and Protection Police Department, Lieutenant Colonel Khamphet Dalavong, told Vientiane Times that three fires occurred during the period April 13-16......More >>>

- Book donation boosts students’ understanding of Japan
Books provided by the Embassy of Japan to Laos for the Faculty of Economic and Business Management, National University of Laos, will give students a deeper insight into Japan and its culture... ....More >>>

- Luang Prabang railway station 65 percent complete, other stations progressing
Construction of Laos-China railway station in Luang Prabang province is 65 percent complete while other stations are progressing more than 50 percent.....More >>>

- 30 people die in Lao New Year traffic accidents
Thirty people died and another 390 were injured in 220 road accidents that were recorded during the three  day Pi Mai Lao holiday last week, according to the Traffic Police Department, Ministry of Public Security......More >>>

- More people turn up for Covid-19 vaccinations
Members of the public arrived at designated facilities to be vaccinated against Covid-19 on Monday as concerns of an outbreak of the virus escalate following the identification of four more cases last week......More >>>

 
 

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Finance ministry awards businesses for prompt payment of taxes
The Ministry of Finance’s Tax Department has given awards to more than 100 companies in recognition of their timely payment of taxes and outstanding contribution to socio-economic development in the past year... More >>>

Lao entrant reveals costume for Miss Universe contest
Miss Universe Laos 2020 Christina Lasasimma last week revealed. ...More >>>

View point in Viengxay, an interesting destination
Visiting to Huaphan province, visitors shouldn’t miss climbing  to the top of Pha Nang Mon hill in Viengxay district.
Pha Nang Mon is the highest point of the town and an interesting   . ...More >>>

Quang Nam offers to host international visitors with ‘vaccine passports’
QUANG NAM, Vietnam (Vietnam News/ANN) -- The central province of Quang Nam has put forward plans to host international tourists with vaccine passports and negative coronavirus tests. ... More >>>

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Even though the Lao New Year celebrations were muted due to....More >>>

Covid-19 hampers training in run-up to National Games
While preparations for the 11th National Games are underway in many.   ...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 >>>

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Phet Phomphiphak, Indian ambassador to Laos, Mr Dinkar Asthana and other participants take a group photo at the ....More >>>