8 July 2021

Asean, Russian FMs pledge to boost cooperation in health sector


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- Laos, Russia agree to cement ties, broaden cooperation
Lao and Russian foreign ministers have agreed that both sides will work together to cement ties and broaden cooperation between their two countries. Mr Saleumxay Kommasith and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov reached the agreement during talks in Vientiane on Wednesday. The Russian minister paid a working visit to Laos on July 6-7. ...More >>>

- Three provinces order lockdowns in virus-affected villages
Authorities in Vientiane, Saravan and Champassak provinces have ordered lockdowns in villages deemed to be at risk of Covid-19 transmission, following new cases of the virus. In Vientiane province, authorities have ordered a lockdown in the villages of Mai, Nalao, Phonthan, Phonkhamtay, Nongpoung, Sivilay and Nabon, all located in Phonhong district, where virus cases have been reported. . ..More >>>

- Asean, Russian FMs pledge to boost cooperation in health sector
Asean nations and Russia have vowed to enhance their cooperation in the health field, especially in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including the research and development of vaccines and medicines, and post-pandemic economic recovery.
Foreign ministers from Asean countries and Russia reached the agreement on cooperation at a special meeting held on Tuesday ...More >>>

- Vaccination urged as Laos reports 44 new Covid cases
Lao authorities say they will continue to cooperate with development partners and friendly countries in the provision of Covid-19 vaccines for elderly people, those with underlying health conditions, and foreigners living in Laos. Under government policy, everyone should be vaccinated as soon as possible to help protect those most vulnerable from Covid-19 and prevent the spread of the virus. ...More >>>


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- Forestry department beefs up protected area management
Under an updated protected forest area decree, the Department of Forestry is developing partnerships to sustainably finance and improve planning in coordination with local communities. These are remaining obstacles for Laos’ forestry management and must be addressed to achieve long-term sustainable development for ...More >>>

- Digital transformation to strengthen public service delivery 
The Digital Government Transformation project has launched to help build digital capacities and strengthen digital infrastructure towards better, more inclusive and unified public service delivery. The Ministry of Technology and Communications, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has ...More >>>

- Midwives Day highlights need for improved care of pregnant women
Health authorities say that care for pregnant women by midwives, as well as childbirth itself, are challenging health situations during the Covid-19 pandemic, along with the provision of adequate healthcare for women and infants. Midwives are viewed as a vital health cadre as they not only provide essential care to .....More >>>

- Media deepen understanding of children’s rights
Lao media professionals have been instructed to further strengthen their understanding of children’s rights and to take these into account when reporting on such issues. Reporters should keep in mind children’s rights and the law in this regard and promote children’s rights during the course of their work, President of the Lao Journalists’ Association, ..More >>>


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Motorists hit with fuel price increase
Lao motorists are struggling to make ends meet during the Covid-19 pandemic and will now face a further hit to their ... More >>>

Charity fundraiser for victims of natural disasters
Lao Khaen Music Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Health ...More >>>

Selling seasonal products roadside boosts income of local people
The rainy season has started and driving out of the city to the suburbs or ....More >>>

Chinese FM urges int’l community to avoid punishment, intervention with Myanmar
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What should be done to reduce the number of road accidents?
Many lives are lost in road accidents every year. According to the ...More >>>

Sitthideth, friends fund construction of snooker training centre
Top Lao snooker player Sitthideth Sakbieng and his friends are banding together ...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 >>>