11 May 2022

Health system can cope with Omicron outbreak: taskforce ## Ministry awards winners of national secondary school exams

- Fuel shortage worsens
Long queues formed at petrol stations across the capital on Tuesday as desperate motorists drove from place to place in a determined attempt to find fuel. Provinces across the country have been suffering shortages for weeks, with early warning signs as Luang Namtha ran out of fuel in late March. The situation worsened in Pakxe city and Savannakhet province, before finally hitting Vientiane yesterday afternoon. The fuel shortage has occurred due to the depreciating value of the kip, with the Thai baht and US dollar becoming increasingly expensive........More >>>

- Tourism facilities at Nam Ngum 1 dam to close for 18 months
The Vientiane provincial Tourism Department has suspended tourism activities around the Nam Ngum 1 dam for a period of 18 months so that improvements to infrastructure and facilities can be carried out. The upgrade is part of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Tourism Promotion Infrastructure Development Project, funded with US$4.6 million, and set for completion in June 2023.......More >>>

- Preparations intensify for expected influx of tourists 
Authorities are working closely with hospitality businesses and tour operators to facilitate and welcome foreign tourists following the full reopening of the country starting on May 9. The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism on Monday instructed its provincial departments to work with the relevant sectors to make proper preparations for the arrival of tourists......More >>>

- Huawei supports ministry’s online work with its latest teleconferencing equipment
Huawei on Monday provided 2 Huawei ideahub systems, which is its latest teleconferencing equipment and valued at around US$26,000 or 300 million kip, to the Ministry of Technology and Communications. ......More >>>

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- Health system can cope with Omicron outbreak: taskforce
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control says that while ever there is no transmutation of the Omicron variant, Laos’ health system will able to deal with the Covid outbreak. ...More >>>

- Ministry awards winners of national secondary school exams
The Ministry of Education and Sports has announced the eight winners of the National Best Students Exams for the academic year 2021-2022.......More >>>

- Laos, Vietnam partner to strengthen justice system
The National Institute of Justice is building the capacity of justice and court officials, including judges, prosecutors and lawyers, through a joint human resource development programme with Vietnam.. ...More >>>

- Thunderstorms expected nationwide until Sunday
Most areas of the country can expect thunderstorms, rain and wind gusts from May 9-15, according to the latest forecast from the Meteorology and Hydrology Department, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. This means everyone should be prepared for weather extremes and keep track of forecasts, the department warns. . ...More >>>

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Commerce ministry unveils five-year plans for industry, handicraft sectors
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Laos starts production of new film
The Department of Cinema of Laos’ Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism last week held a special good luck ...More >>>

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China backs EU’s strategic autonomy
(China Daily/ANN) -- Cooperation between China and the European Union presents opportunities to both, and the ...... More >>>

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What is your opinion of the nursing profession in Laos?
Tomorrow is International Nurses’ Day. Nurses are important because they are. ..More >>>

Laos facing uphill battle against Malaysia at SEA Games
Laos will face a tough opponent in Malaysia at the SEA Games in Vietnam ... ..More >>>

Meuangfeuang, the new hit with Vientiane travellers
Vientiane residents have discovered a new destination for a weekend.......More >>>



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