25 July 2022

- Govt pledges to stabilise macro economy
The government has vowed to stabilise the macro economy and currency exchange rates, reaffirming that it won’t allow the country to slide into debt default. The pledge came at the close of the two-day open government meeting which ended on Friday. The need to resolve the public debt was one of the 13 significant tasks that government members agreed demanded immediate attention......More >>>

- Thanaleng Dry Port, Vientiane Logistics Park earn 8.7 billion kip for state budget, DPM told
Vientiane Logistics Park and Thanaleng Dry Port have generated 8.7 billion kip for the state budget from logistics services in the first five months of operation, a Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) was told.
In addition, more than 1,000 billion kip was collected over the first six months of this year from taxes and customs duty charged on goods passing through the logistics park and its associated dry port, the project developer told the DPM. General Vilay Lakhamfong, who is also Minister of Public Security, on Friday led ministers and provincial governors on a visit to Laos’ first-ever integrated logistics project. ....More >>>

- UXO accidents kill 2, injure 9 in first six months of 2022
Nine people were injured and two people were killed in accidents involving unexploded ordnance (UXO) across the country during the first six months of this year, with most of the accidents occurring while people were farming.
The figures were reported by Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Mr Padeumphone Sonthany at a press conference to mark the 12th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions.The event was also led by UNDP Resident Representative Ms Ricarda Rieger. ...More >>>


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- More Lao workers head for jobs in S. Korea 
The government is encouraging Lao nationals to apply for jobs offered in the Republic of Korea, believing this will build capacity among the workforce and help to improve people’s living standards.    ..More >>>

Vietnam-funded school officially opens in Luang Prabang
Teachers and students in Luang Prabang now have an improved educational environment following the construction of a new school, funded by a 7 billion dong grant from the government of Vietnam....More >>>

- World Vision gives boost to nutrition improvement in Khammuan
Khammuan authorities say people in 26 villages of two districts in the province will benefit from a nutrition improvement project, with a special focus on food security for children....More >>>

- Nam Theun 2 appoints new Chief Executive Officer
Nam Theun 2’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Mr Marc-Antoine Rupp, and his delegation paid courtesy visits to several ministries in June and July, as well as the Prime Minister’s Office. .More >>>

- City authorities urge contractor to complete Donnokkhoum- Dongsavath road upgrade
Vientiane authorities have instructed the contractor undertaking a major upgrade of the road between Donnoukkhoum, Sangveuy and Chomphet villages and Suanmone, Sangveuy and Dongsavath villages to complete the project as soon as possible. . .More >>>

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Finance fair opens up funding opportunities for Lao MSMEs
The MSME Finance Fair 2022, which took place at the Lao National Chamber of Commerce ...More >>>

Dancer promotes development of Lao dance forms
Renowned dancer Ounla Phaoudom says he set up a dance company and studio in order to promote the development of Lao dance forms. ...More >>>

Vientiane schoolchildren get vital eyesight screening
A lot of children have developed vision problems because of excessive use of smartphones..More >>>

UN health agency chief declares monkeypox a global emergency
LONDON (AP) -- The expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an .... More >>>

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What can Laos do to make visitors feel welcome?
With the full reopening of Laos to foreign visitors, more and people from around the world are coming here for holidays, especially from ..More >>>

Lao Tennis Federation welcomes top UK umpire
President of the Lao Tennis Federation, Mr Daovone Phachanthavong, and his staff on Saturday welcomed a visit by one of the United....More >>>

Tad Fane, a waterfall in paradise
Pakxong district in Champassak province lies on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos and is renowned for its coffee plantations. .....More >>>





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