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- Most stations on Laos-China Railway now complete
Most of the stations on the Laos-China Railway are now complete ahead of the planned opening of the railway in December. Kasy Station in Vientiane province was the most recent to be completed and was officially unveiled on September 27. The station was built by the China Railway Construction Group and is designed similar to a bus station, ...More >>>

- Laos extends Covid-19 measures till October 15
The Lao government has extended measures to counter the Covid-19 outbreak for another 15 days until October 15 as infections have continued to rise. The pandemic has spread to almost all  provinces of the country, with northern Huaphan the only Coronavirus-free province. ...More >>>

- Party hints at state body downsize 
The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party has instructed state agencies to reorganise their body structure amid growing public demands for more effective and efficient delivery of public services. The standing member of the ruling Party Central Committee Secretariat, Dr Bounthong Chitmany, signed a Party order on September 29 that ...More >>>

- Dongbu-Kumho Joint Venture to undertake Mekong River integrated management project (Phase II)
The Dongbu-Kumho Joint Venture from South Korea will undertake construction of the Mekong River integrated management project (Phase II) in order to maintain sustainable river management measures as well as prevent repeated flooding and ....More >>>

- Unitel increases bandwidth speed for Internet packages with more special combo offers
Given the escalating Covid-19 outbreak, people are required to limit face-to-face encounters and contacts, meaning the need to work, study and shop online is increasing. Understanding those needs and in order to satisfy customers, Unitel is offering a favourable Internet package. ...More >>>

 

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- Lao Red Cross raises money for quarantine centres
The Lao Red Cross is raising money to support people staying in quarantine centres across the country, with the numbers increasing due to the spread of Covid-19. The money-raising scheme, called “Prevent and Control Covid-19”, is taking place through the BCEL One Heart application of the Banque pour le Commerce Exterieur Lao (BCEL). ....More >>>

- S. Korea provides food assistance at quarantine centres
Over 5,600 returning migrant workers staying in Covid quarantine centres are set to have daily nutritious meals thanks to assistance from the government of the Republic of Korea. Korea announced its support to the Ministry of Health and the World Food Programme (WFP) in providing food to ....More >>>

- Provinces strengthen Covid rules, order fines for violators
Several provinces have strengthened virus control measures and placed certain villages and districts under lockdown, while in other provinces people who break the rules will be fined. In Phongsaly, authorities have banned all passenger transport and travel to and from the province until the virus outbreak subsides. ....More >>>

- Laos places importance on strengthening ties with China: President
Laos attaches great importance to strengthening friendly relations with China for the mutual benefit of the two countries’ citizens, President Thongloun Sisoulith has said. President Thongloun, who is also Secretary General of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, on Thursday sent a congratulatory message to ....More >>>

- Taskforce announces 18th Covid death
The government on Thursday announced the death of another person from Covid-19, bringing the total number of fatalities caused by the virus to 18. The 75-year-old man who died after contracting Covid was a resident of Kengyang village in Hadxaifong district, Vientiane, ....More >>>

- Health chiefs allay concerns over recovered Covid patients testing positive
Health authorities will no longer report the figures on people believed to have recovered after contracting Covid-19 and then testing positive after 14 days, as the information could be misleading. Dr Somvay Ongkhammy​ and Phetkim Sayasene, who care for Covid patients at Mittaphab Hospital, ....More >>>



 

 
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Nam Ou hydropower project developed by Chinese firm in Laos starts full operation

VIENTIANE (Xinhua) -- A ceremony was held here on Tuesday to start the full power generation of all seven plants of the Nam Ou River Cascade Hydropower Project developed by Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina).
Lao Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Daovong Phonekeo said at the ceremony that the Nam Ou project bears strategic significance in the country’s power industry development as a large-scale clean energy project that will make an important contribution to the economic and social development in Laos.

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Mister Model-Lao heading for international contest
Let’s cheer for Mister Model-Laos 2021 Mr Vieng Chanthavongsa and ....More >>>

Covid-19 spreading affects workers in Laos
Many workers in Laos have been facing difficulties during the second wave of the Covid-19 which started ....More >>>

Rain disrupts life in Khulna city BANGLADESH (The Daily Star/ANN) -- After yesterday noon’s rainfall, two-thirds of Khulna city had to .... More >>>

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Are prices too high and what should the government do to tackle this problem?
Unfavourable currency exchange rates are one of the main reasons for the ......More >>>

Thailand provides cycling equipment for Lao riders 
A cycling equipment store, Phitsanulok Cycling, from Phitsanulok ..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 >>>