29 April 2022

Ministry, tour operators request full reopening for foreign tourists starting May 1
- Lao, Vietnamese foreign ministers hold talks on bilateral ties
Laos and Vietnam have agreed to enhance cooperation in a wide range of areas during talks between the two countries’ foreign ministers held in Vientiane on Thursday. Vietnam’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bui Thanh Son, is paying an official visit to Laos from April 27-29 at the invitation of his Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement. The two ministers co-chaired the 9th ministerial political consultative meeting and discussed ways to enhance the great relations, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two neighbours. ....More >>>

- Govt agrees in principle to raise minimum wage
The government has agreed in principle to increase the minimum wage in a bid to ease the hardships suffered by many people amid the rising cost of living. The agreement was reached at the government’s monthly meeting held in Vientiane on April 26-27, chaired by Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh and attended by cabinet members. However, the government has yet to make a decision regarding the exact amount of the pay rise and the timeframe for its rollout. The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare was instructed to further discuss the matter with the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the organisation representing businesses) so that the pay rise can be implemented successfully. ..More >>>

- Ministry, tour operators request full reopening for foreign tourists starting May 1
State authorities and tourism operators have asked the government to reopen the country to the citizens of all countries starting on May 1. The proposal was made following a meeting between the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and tour operators. The meeting recommended that tourists must have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before travel, or have a certificate showing they had contracted Covid earlier. Children under the age of 18 would not be required to have a vaccination certificate. Visitors with a vaccination certificate and children under the age of five would not need to have a RT-CPR test before travelling to Laos, but those without a certificate must take a RT-CPR test less than 72 hours before arriving in Laos. ...More >>>
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- Best Student exams take place to identify brightest minds 
The annual National Best Student Exams for secondary school students got underway across the country on Thursday, with the aim of identifying the nation’s most knowledgeable pupils and entering them in future international competitions. ...More >>>

Almost 100 percent vaccination coverage in tourism zones: survey
A total of 99.67 percent of people living in areas of the country designated by the government as Tourism Green Zones have been vaccinated against Covid, a study undertaken by the Ministry of Health and UNICEF has revealed. Deputy Minister of Health ....More >>>

- Sustainable livelihood scheme gives boost to Xaysomboun villagers
Local communities in Anouvong district, Xaysomboun province, are benefitting from the Sustainable Livelihood Programme (SLP) with support from Phu Bia Mining. The SLP is a community-based capacity-building programme that seeks to improve participants’ socio-economic status. ...More >>>

- Thunderstorms, rain, strong winds possible in all areas
Temperatures across the country will remain high, while thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail and squalls are possible from April 29 to May 2, forecasters warn. From April 29-30, intermittent torrential rain and squalls can be expected in the capital and in Xayxomboun, Borikhamxay, Khammuan, ...More >>>

- President presents credentials to new Lao ambassadors
President Thongloun Sisoulith on Thursday presented credentials to Lao ambassadors appointed to new posts in foreign countries. In a ceremony held at the National Assembly, the President praised the ambassadors on their appointment and encouraged them to ...More >>>

- Window of Golden Triangle prepares to welcome more tourists
Bokeo province: The Window of Golden Triangle on Don Xao Island in the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone is continuing with development and will soon open to tourists from Laos and other countries. he Window of Golden Triangle is considered to be a national model special zone. ...More >>>

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What should the government do to stop the illicit sale of foreign currencies?
Police are investigating the operations of currency exchange  ..More >>>

Muaylao fighters muscle up for SEA Games
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