3 May 2022

Lao Association on Dams holds first annual meeting
- Bokeo international airport 75 now percent complete
Construction of an international airport in Tonpheung district, Bokeo province, is now 75 percent complete, with the facility expected to open for domestic use by the end of this year and for international travel soon afterwards.
The new airport is being built to handle an anticipated surge in the number of tourists to the area, especially people visiting the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone, which contains a number of recreational facilities and attracts visitors from China. 
The new airport is located close to the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone and covers 300 hectares. It will be the second airport in Bokeo province in addition to the existing small airport located in the provincial capital, Huayxai district. ....More >>>

- Ministry, partners target improved conditions for plantation workers
Workers and farmers on coffee and tea plantations in the Bolaven Plateau area will have safer working conditions and be able to exercise their rights as workers thanks to an initiative titled “Advancing Social Protection and Labour Rights for Coffee and Tea Farmers” (SOLAR). ....More >>>

- Taskforce canvasses public opinion on full reopening of Laos
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control is seeking input from people of all walks of life, including foreign nationals, over the proposed reopening of the country’s borders to all Lao and foreign citizens.
The taskforce issued a notice on April 29 soliciting opinions from all state and business entities and the general public, including foreign expatriates in Laos, on the proposed move.
Comments can be sent in writing to the taskforce’s secretariat at the Prime Minister’s Office or online at,, the Facebook page of the Centre of Information and Education for Health, or emailed to [email protected] or [email protected] before May 3. ..More >>>

- Lao Association on Dams holds first annual meeting
The Lao Association on Dams (LAD) was established on February 11, 2021, and since then has been performing in line with its assigned role, which is to support efforts to achieve Dam Safety and the Sustainable Development of Dams.
As of December 31, 2021, the Association has 141 members, of whom 114 are individuals and 27 are representatives of legal entities.   ...More >>>
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- Low Covid rates signal hope for further tourism: taskforce 
The number of new Covid infections is gradually decreasing with fewer than 500 new cases having been reported each day recently, according to the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control. The taskforce added that this was a strong indicator for allowing all forms of tourism to resume. ...More >>>

Blood donations fall short of target
The National Blood Transfusion Centre had aimed to collect 22,666 bags of blood from donors over the first four months of this year but has managed to amass only 80 percent of that amount. ....More >>>

- Ukraine diplomat briefs media on conflict
The Chargé d’Affaires of the Ukraine Embassy in Thailand accredited to Laos, Mr Oleksanrd Lysak, last week updated Lao media on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.  ...More >>>

- 16 unlawful money exchange units uncovered during check
Sixteen unlawful money exchange units were uncovered during an inspection carried out by the Bank of the Lao PDR and the Ministry of Public Security. ...More >>>

- City’s farmers to grow more clean vegetables
A project to improve vegetable production using clean methods of cultivation has kicked off in Hadxaifong district.
The objective of the scheme is to increase the amount of vegetables produced for domestic consumption and export, and at the same time reduce the quantity of produce that is currently imported.
Speaking at a meeting to launch the project, Director of the Vientiane Agriculture and Forestry Department, Dr Larsai Nounthasing, said farmers would be encouraged to grow safe and chemical-free crops for the benefit of consumers’ health. ...More >>>

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To mark International Labour Day on May 1, activities took place to highlight  ..More >>>

Muaylao fighters muscle up for SEA Games
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