7 October 2021

Luang Prabang police intercept transport of over 3 million amphetamine tabs


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- PM confirms Laos-China railway to open on December 2
Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh said on Wednesday that the Laos-China Railway will open on December 2 – the day when the Lao PDR will celebrate its 46th anniversary.
The premier confirmed the opening of the railway amid growing concerns that the escalating Covid-19 outbreak might affect the planned start of railway services.
Currently, many provinces and Vientiane are under lockdowns that restrict people’s movements.
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- Private sector asks govt to lift restrictions on factories
The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) has asked the Covid-19 taskforce to consider reopening factories in the capital to minimise the impacts on business operations and the economy.
In a three-page proposal signed by LNCCI President Mr Oudet Souvannavong, the Chamber congratulated the government on its efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
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- Luang Prabang police intercept transport of over 3 million amphetamine tabs
Luang Prabang provincial police on Monday arrested three men as they were driving vehicles loaded with a huge stash of more than 3 million amphetamine pills.
Head of the province’s Police Department for Drug Prevention and Control, Lieutenant Colonel Somboun Thanavanh, said the department was informed that a shipment of amphetamine was on its way from Oudomxay province through Luang Prabang.
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