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10 September 2021

Road 13 upgrade over 40 percent complete

   

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- GMS countries adopt multiple cooperation documents
Leaders from the six member countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region on Thursday adopted three important documents to serve as guidelines for future cooperation. The documents comprised the GMS Strategic Framework 2030, GMS Covid-19 Response and Recovery Plan for 2021-2023, and the Joint Summit Declaration.  These documents were approved at the 7th GMS Summit held by
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- China pledges more vaccine in high-level talks
China, a leading provider of Covid-19 vaccine to Laos, has pledged to donate more vaccine to help Laos achieve its goal to inoculate 50 percent of the adult population by the end of this year. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced the planned assistance on Thursday during online talks with his Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith, according to the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ....More >>>

- Road 13 upgrade over 40 percent complete
The upgrade of National Road 13 North between Sikeuth village in the capital’s Naxaithong district and Phonhong district in Vientiane province is now over 40 percent complete. The upgrade consists of road surface improvement and the installation of drainage channels along both sides of the road. The road is made of reinforced concrete and is 58km in length. The first section is 23 metres wide with a sidewalk measuring 1.5 metres in width,
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- Mekong basin countries, S. Korea review cooperation
Foreign ministers from the Mekong basin countries of Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia, together with the Republic of Korea, met on Wednesday to assess their cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion over the past 10 years.
Talks at the online meeting centred on projects’ implementation and plans for the future.
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Xieng Khuang eyes 537.3 billion kip investment in livestock farming
Xieng Khuang province is partnering with the private sector in investing 537.3 billion kip in livestock farming for export purposes. The money will be added to the state budget for this purpose and private companies will be encouraged to invest in this sector in addition to foreign aid for the farming of cattle, buffaloes and horses.
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- Data centre opens to assist returning migrant workers
The first data centre in relation to labour opened in Vientiane on Thursday, to collect information during the Covid-19 pandemic, assist people who are unemployed, and provide the government with more details on the situation. The facility will be known as the Labour Market Information Centre and will assist people who are
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- Traditional medicine institute eyes cooperation with private sector
The Institute of Traditional Medicine under the Ministry of Health is hoping that closer cooperation with private companies will enable further research into the use of traditional plant remedies in the treatment of Covid-19. Cooperation between the state and private sectors in the development of traditional medicine for
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- Residents told to store food as Saravan plans toughened lockdown
Authorities in Saravan province have advised local residents to store food, drinking water and other essentials in advance of a planned lockdown following a surge in the number of locally-transmitted Covid cases. The authorities warned that vendors who arbitrarily raise their prices will be prosecuted, local media reported.
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