21 April 2021

Saravan, Borikhamxay order closure of schools due to Covid ## Laos set for 3.4 percent GDP growth by 2025


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- Saravan, Borikhamxay order closure of schools due to Covid
Provincial authorities in Saravan have instructed schools in Nakhonpheng and Khongxedon districts to close temporarily after a resident of Khongxedon district tested positive for Covid-19.
Schools will remain closed indefinitely in a bid to stop the spread of the virus, according an official from the province’s Education and Sports Department.......More >>>

- City authorities enforce temporary closure of entertainment venues
Vientiane authorities are carrying out checks at places of entertainment, including restaurants, nightclubs, karaoke clubs and bars after many stayed open over Lao New Year despite a ban on such operations. The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism ordered the closure of entertainment venues and banned weddings and other large events from April 14-30 in a bid to prevent crowds gathering and stop the spread of Covid-19.... ....More >>>

- Laos set for 3.4 percent GDP growth by 2025
Laos is setting growth of the Gross Domestic Product for the agriculture and forestry sector at an average rate of 3.4 percent by 2025, this would mean the sector would contribute 19 percent to the national economy. Under development plans in the agriculture sector, the ministry is boosting production of meat, eggs and fish which should reach at least 577,000 tonnes by 2025 of which the country’s population are estimated to consume at least 73 kg of meat products yearly. .....More >>>

- Weathermen forecast continuing hot weather, heavy rain
The Meteorology and Hydrology Department is warning the public to be prepared for more hot weather and heavy rain in some parts of central and southern provinces from April 19-25.
The department has also cautioned people to be on their guard against accidental fires during hot weather and to be alert to the possibility of strong wind, thunderstorms and hail, while not sheltering under large trees as branches may break off during storms.......More >>>

- No lighting in expressway tunnel after cables stolen
The Management Committee of the Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway is calling on motorists to drive with caution and obey warning signs along the expressway, especially in the tunnel, after electrical cabling used to power lighting and CCTV cameras was cut and stolen. A member of the Management Committee told Vientiane Times that lighting and CCTV cameras in the tunnel are no longer working after more than 800 metres of electrical cabling was removed......More >>>

- Govt, JICA make progress with water supply strengthening project
The Project for Improvement of Management Capacity of the Water Supply Sector (MaWaSU2) is continuing to strengthen the Lao water supply sector, with support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The project, which is taking place from May 2018 to May 2023, supports the government’s management system and the operational ability of Water Supply State Enterprises (WSSEs).....More >>>






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