16 July 2021

French Embassy distributes lunch boxes to mark 232nd French National Day


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- Laos marks 100th anniversary of Communist Party of China             
The Communist Party of China (CPC) has made great achievements in its leadership over the past 100 years, a grand meeting has heard. The Chinese Embassy to Laos and the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee (LPRPCC) ...More >>>

- Japan provides US$3 million for human resource development
The Japanese government has agreed to provide grant aid of 313 million yen (about US$3 million) to support human resource development in Laos. The funds will be disbursed under the Project for ...More >>>

- Vientiane court sentences Covid spreaders to jail
Vientiane People’s Court on Thursday handed down prison sentences to six people after finding them guilty of spreading Covid-19, facilitating illegal entry and exit from Laos, and deliberately concealing the ....More >>>

- Vientiane police net huge drug haul
Police discovered almost 17 million amphetamine tablets when they stopped a truck on the 450 Road in Xaythany district, Vientiane, on Tuesday. They arrested the driver of the truck but three other men travelling in the vehicle fled the scene. ....More >>>

Virus taskforce announces fourth death from Covid
The death of an elderly man from Covid-19 brings the total number of fatalities from the virus to four, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced on Thursday. ...More >>>

- French Embassy distributes lunch boxes to mark 232nd French National Day
The Embassy of France to Laos distributed 2,000 lunch boxes to doctors and Covid-19 patients at Savannakhet provincial hospital to mark French National Day, which falls on July 14 every year. ...More >>>


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- Temporary Covid hospital opens in Savannakhet 
A makeshift hospital with 1,000 beds has been prepared in Savannakhet province to accommodate the increasing number of people testing positive for Covid-19. Most of the infections are being detected among migrant workers returning from neighbouring countries, according to local media.
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- Laos strives to reduce workplace accidents and occupational diseases 
Laos is taking steps to reduce accidents and occupational diseases among workers as part of an occupational safety and health action plan. The safety and health of workers is an important factor in the operation of business units, especially the production of safe and healthy goods, and the government has to
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- Laos expands 885 fish conservation zones
Laos now has 885 fish conservation zones across the country in expanding to safeguard aquatic species among natural rivers.
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Phet Phomphiphak recently remarked on National Aquatic and Wildlife Day on July 13 that nationwide, there are now 885 fish conservation zones covering 308 villages in 44 districts.
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- EU, Member States provide children’s storybooks for Lao libraries
The EU Delegation to Laos and 10 EU Member States are launching a joint cultural initiative with the aim of sharing their traditional children’s books with Lao children as part of a joint cultural project. These storybooks, mainly focusing on environmental topics, will be provided for free to libraries in Laos by the end of this year.
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Huaphan’s economy falters amid pandemic
Huaphan is suffering an economic slump even though no cases of the Covid-19 virus have been reported in the province. ... More >>>

Personality development course big hit with youth
Lao entertainment industry is expanding at a fast pace and is now ...More >>>

Learn about ADB’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Southeast Asian countries are facing a fresh wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), mainly linked to new, more contagious virus variants and domestic and international travel. Adding to the challenge is the slow rollout of vaccination programmes that are limited by supply in several countries in the region. Already, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on Southeast Asian economies, mainly because of mobility restrictions and border closures.

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What’s the best way to deal with the effects of weather extremes?
Laos’ climate and terrain mean that in the rainy season flooding and landslides ...More >>>

Lao athletes head for glory at Olympic Games in Japan

Lao athletes, trainers and officials from the National Olympic Committee on Thursday evening left Laos for Japan, where they will take part in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which are scheduled from July 23 to August 8.
The group gathered at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane, led by the President of the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympics Committee of Laos, Mrs Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun. 

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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 >>>