9 July 2021

Lao Red Cross calls for more public support


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- Laos, Luxembourg reaffirm development cooperation 
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has reaffirmed its strong commitment as a reliable and long-term partner for Laos by signing a new five-year agreement worth 1.68 trillion kip (95 million Euro). The funding agreement was signed on Thursday during the 13th Bilateral Partnership Commission meeting between the Lao and Luxembourg governments. ...More >>>

- Govt to take stronger action to contain spread of Covid-19
The government has vowed to take stronger action to contain the spread of Covid-19 and to tackle economic difficulties created by the pandemic. A three-day open government meeting, which wrapped up in Vientiane on Thursday, approved several important documents that were mainly related to Covid-19 and economic recovery.
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- Lao Red Cross calls for more public support
The Lao Red Cross is calling for greater public contributions to its work, including the provision of emergency relief, blood donation, emergency rescue, basic health support, and funding. The need for greater support was the topic of discussion on Monday when the President of the Lao Red Cross, Associate Prof. Dr Phouthone Muongpak, met with the Governor of Luang Namtha province, ...More >>>

- World political parties urged to shoulder responsibility for pursuit of people’s wellbeing, progress of mankind
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Chinese leader Xi Jinping has urged political parties in the world to shoulder their responsibility for the pursuit of people’s wellbeing and progress of mankind.
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- Four earthquakes recorded in Xayaboury
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- Russian FM: Russia reviews Laos’ request for vaccine, to send military equipment
Russia is considering a request from Laos to provide more Covid-19 vaccine in the form of humanitarian aid, the country’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has said. The top Russian diplomat made the comment at a joint news conference held in Vientiane on July 7 with his Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith, during a working visit to Laos. .....More >>>

- Champassak runs out of Covid treatment facilities
Champassak province is running out of facilities to accommodate people who test positive for Covid-19, with many infected Lao nationals now returning from Thailand. On Thursday, 69 new cases of Covid were reported in Laos, bringing the total number to 2,469, with most being identified in Champassak. ..More >>>

- Laos praises achievements of China’s Communist Party on centenary
Laos has expressed great appreciation of the continuous growth and great achievements of the Communist Party of China (CPC) over the past 100 years, in leading the Chinese people to national liberation and development. Member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Politburo and standing member of the ..More >>>

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Unfair transport fees hamper livestock trade

Livestock traders are struggling with the amount of time taken and unnecessary expenditure involved in the transport of animals.
This issue is proving a barrier to trade and hurting business operators as they struggle to improve their operations and compete with foreign investors.
This was the message from the Minister of Industry and Commerce after Vientiane Times asked for clarification on the issues surrounding the challenges encountered by livestock traders.

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