5 May 2022

Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge over 30 percent complete
- More Lao nationals find employment in Korea
More Lao nationals are being hired for jobs in the Republic of Korea after passing competency tests approved by Korean officials. Korea is hiring workers under the Service Commitment Agreement of the Point System in the Industries Sector and SME, an official from Laos’ Employment Service Centre of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare said. Under the agreement, about 500 people are selected each year for employment in Korea after passing a Korean language test administrated by the Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea),
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- World Bank to provide US$395 million funding support
The World Bank expects to support 11 projects in Laos at a cost of about US$395 million over the years 2022-2026.
Collaboration between Laos and the World Bank will focus on three areas: promoting green growth, investment in human resource development, and environmental protection. To date, the World Bank has provided a total of US$785 million for 27 projects including a US$681 million low interest loan and US$104 million in grants. A report on funding was presented on Tuesday when the
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- Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge over 30 percent complete
Construction of the fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge linking Borikhamxay province to Bueng Kan province in Thailand across the Mekong River is now 32 percent complete. The project consists of two components: the first concerns the construction of the bridge across the Mekong River and the second relates to the construction of an access road to the bridge and the building of immigration facilities. Project Director Mr Laythong Phommavong said construction started at the beginning of 2021.
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- Bokeo children get education boost 
Children in Bokeo province will soon be able to take a new pre-primary course under a new project titled “Promotion and Scale-up of the Summer Pre-primary Education Model”. ...More >>>

Feasibility study launched for new Laos-Vietnam road link
The government and two contractors have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a feasibility study in relation to the survey, design and construction of an 80km expressway from ....More >>>

- EDL staff dismissed for collusion in electricity theft
Five people working for Electricite du Laos (EDL) have lost their jobs after company bosses learnt they had illegally modified electricity meters and assisted other forms of electricity theft. ...More >>>

- Covid taskforce urges everyone to get a booster shot 
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control is urging everyone to get a Covid booster shot so that plans can be made to lift travel restrictions and further open up the country. ...More >>>

- Environment Protection Fund extends support for preservation of natural resources 
Members of the Environment Protection Fund and its coordinators have met to review ways to improve environmental management and ...More >>>

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LNCCI unveils new standard operating procedures for reopening businesses
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Japanese Embassy in Laos bolsters public interest through online news series
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In what ways could the Lao media improve?
The use of technology and the need for information are greater than ever, meaning that the media industry must constantly improve  ..More >>>

Lao athletes prepare to head for SEA Games
Some of Laos’ athletes will travel to Vietnam in the next few days in readiness for the South-East Asian (SEA) Games, ..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 >>>



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