12 July 2021

More villages in Xayaboury affected by floods ## Laos, Korea promote tourism amid Covid-19 pandemic


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- Laos, Thailand to cooperate on migrant workers’ issues
The Lao and Thai authorities agreed to continue their efforts to resolve labour-related issues to ensure safe labour migration. This should include workers get access to permanent employment and being entitled to sound and just welfare measures in Thailand amid the spread of Covid-19.
At a time when Thailand is fighting a tough battle against Covid-19 and new variants of the virus, both countries will review their labour policy to provide help to Lao workers, including those affected by the closure of factories due to the economic downturn brought on by the pandemic....More >>>

- Laos fears outbreak of Delta variant of Covid 
Authorities fear the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant of Covid-19 after nine imported cases have been reported in Laos.
Concerns have intensified due to the increasing number of workers returning from Thailand, where there has been a spike in Delta infections, Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh, told a press briefing on Friday.
“Laos has been placed at high risk for the spread of the Delta variant because of the high number of Lao workers returning from Thailand, especially if all of the virus prevention measures, including border patrols, are not strictly enforced,” Dr Rattanaxay said. ...More >>>

- Oudomxay police seize 28kg of crystal methamphetamine
Oudomxay provincial police last week stopped a pick-up truck travelling between Xay and Namor districts and discovered 28 kg of crystal methamphetamine in the vehicle.
They arrested two men named as Mr Yasaiyang, 25, and Mr Duachong, 40, both from Huayxai district in Bokeo province.
The pair told police they had been paid by another man to take the drugs from Huayxai district to the Vietnamese border in May district, Phongsaly province. ...More >>>

- Govt extends condolences to Japan over deadly mudslide
The government has extended its deepest condolences to Japan in the wake of a massive mudslide that occurred last week in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith sent a message on behalf of the Lao government to his Japanese counterpart Mr Motegi Toshimitsu on July 7 to express his sympathy and concern.
The message read: “I have learned with sadness of the loss of lives and damage to property of the people of Japan, who were affected by a massive mudslide that took place in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture on July 3. ..More >>>


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- More villages in Xayaboury affected by floods
Several villages in Ngeun district, Xayaboury province, suffered flooding on July 8 after many hours of heavy rain, making it the second time this year that district authorities have had to come to the aid of local residents. ....More >>>

- Laos, Korea promote tourism amid Covid-19 pandemic
Laos plans to cooperate with the Republic of Korea through the sharing of experiences on exempting vaccinated foreign travellers from Covid-19 quarantine in order to boost tourism. ...More >>>

- Laos vows to uphold citizens’ rights ahead of National Constitution Day
Lao authorities will continue to enhance and implement the democratic rights of Lao citizens fully and correctly, as stipulated in the constitution and laws. This was the message delivered by Vice Presidents of the National Assembly, Prof. Dr Chaleun Yiapaoher, in the run up to the 30th National Constitution Day, which falls on August 15.
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- Japanese volunteers identify Lao products as suitable for export
After completing their work in Laos, Japanese volunteers say that some of the products made in Champassak province are suitable for export, including to Japan. ...More >>>

- Energy minister boosts ties with Mekong River Commission 
Laos’ Minister of Energy and Mines will support and boost ties with the Mekong River Commission (MRC), which is racing to complete important strategies and guidelines this year to guide responsible development in the Mekong region, according to the Commission. . . ..More >>>

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- Developing capacities in agricultural innovation in Laos
Innovation is critical to the future of the Lao agriculture sector but limited functional capacities to monitor, analyse, and evaluate related economic opportunities and market conditions remain barriers to sharing the benefits of ... More >>>

Miss Teen Laos contestant dreams of stardom
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Give your child a kite and put a stop to online games
For more than three months, primary schools in Vientiane have been closed as the city endures a lockdown to control the spread of Covid-19, and parents have been searching for suitable ways to keep their children occupied.
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Rupganj incident illustrates importance of complying with fire safety codes: ILO
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What can we do to further protect our wildlife?National Fish releasing and Conservation of Aquatic and Wildlife Day will be observed on July 13. ...More >>>

Lao footballers to begin training for 2022 AFC qualifiers
Lao footballers will start training this month in preparation for the AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022 qualifiers. ...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 >>>