14 September 2021

Unitel named innovative technology company of the year ## Thai-Lao businesses launch “Flash Laos”, enter e-commerce in CLMV countries ## Professional bar training stirs bartending aspirations in Vangvieng


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- Emergency relief delivered for areas lashed by tropical storm Con Son
Authorities in several provinces are speeding up the delivery of relief aid to help people affected by Tropical Storm Con Son that passed over the country on Saturday and flooding at least 70 houses. Nine people have been injured and an elderly woman died in Southern Saravan province. . ...More >>>

- Ministry, company partner in ICT development
The state and private sectors are partnering in a feasibility study on the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions to support the digital economy. The Ministry of Technology and Communications and Lao Gateway Company Limited have agreed to study the LaoKYC application system to provide services.....More >>>

- Unitel named innovative technology company of the year
Unitel has been declared the co-winner of “The Innovative Technology Company of the Year” instituted by The Stevie Award - The 2021 International Business Awards®.
Unitel is honoured to be the first company in Laos to win this award alongside well-known technology companies from India, the USA, and Vietnam (more details on: https://stevieawards.com/iba/company-organisation-awards-winners-3). . ....More >>>

- Thai-Lao businesses launch “Flash Laos”, enter e-commerce in CLMV countries
Flash Express and the AIF Group Laos on September 9 announced a joint investment to step into the CLMV market and launch Flash Laos a full service of express logistics by land and air in Laos. Customers will be able to deliver parcels between Thailand and Vientiane to support the growth of E-Commerce business ....More >>>

- Professional bar training stirs bartending aspirations in Vangvieng
The Spirit House Company delivered a 5-day professional bartender programme from September 6-10 at The Academy Training Hotel & Restaurant in Vangvieng, coaching hospitality staff in the art and craft of cocktail bartending. ....More >>>


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- Companies authorised to trial mining, trading of cryptocurrency
The government has given the green light to six companies to trial a programme to mine and trade cryptocurrency in Laos.
The Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday issued a notice to pilot the programme.
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Planning ministry takes steps towards gender equality
Government officials and local authorities need to create a greater understanding among women of the importance of gender equality, as part of ongoing efforts to foster equality between women and men.
This is one of the main goals of the National Gender Equality Strategy for 2021-2025.
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- Eight people injured in Kasy road accident
Eight people sustained injures on Friday when the minibus they were travelling in overturned at the top of Phou Kao Lak (9-km Mountain) on the road heading north from Kasy district in Vientiane province to Nan district in Luang Prabang province.
A staffer at the Traffic Police Office said the driver of the minibus apparently lost control when negotiating a downward slope.
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- Fewer pregnant women visiting hospitals during pandemic
Health authorities say the number of pregnant women visiting hospitals for check-ups and seeking medical advice has declined during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, they could not say whether this was because the number of pregnant women had also declined. .....More >>>

- Remains of MIA service personnel handed over to US
More than 50 percent of the remains of US service personnel who went missing in action in Laos during the Indochina War have now been located and handed over to the US government.
The Lao government last week handed over more remains to the United States at a ceremony held at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane, attended by representatives of the two countries. .....More >>>

- IOM donates Covid supplies for use by immigration officials
The Department of Immigration, General Department of Public Security under the Ministry of Public Security, has welcomed a donation of medical supplies to assist Laos’ efforts to control the spread of Covid-19. The supplies were donated by the Australian Embassy to Laos and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Laos. . .....More >>>

- LOCA, BYD team up to offer electrically-powered taxis
LOCA and BYD Laos are launching a pilot programme to assess the feasibility of the use of electric vehicles for passenger transport, in response to the government’s policy to use more clean energy forms. .....More >>>

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BOL requires currency exchange units to partner with commercial banks
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How can we discourage people from considering suicide?
Around the world more than 700,000 people die from suicide each year.
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Laos seeks success in Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers in Bahrain
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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 >>>