8 October 2021

foodpanda announces nationwide coverage in the Lao PDR - the first food delivery platform to operate across all 18 provinces 


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- Ministry leads celebrations for National Teachers’ Day
Education authorities in many provinces held events to mark the 27th National Teachers’ Day on October 7, when teachers were congratulated for their contribution to the development of the country’s human resources. In Vientiane, Minister of Education and Sports Associate Prof. Dr Phout Simmalavong on Wednesday led education officials, teachers and students in celebrating National Teachers’ Day through an online meeting. ...More >>>

- Australia to provide 60 scholarships for 2022
Australia will provide 60 scholarships for Lao students to study at Australian universities in 2022, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith held a telephone conversation with his Australian counterpart Marise Payne on Wednesday to discuss and further build friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries. ....More >>>

- China reaffirms support for Laos’ fight against Covid
The Chinese government has confirmed its continuing support for Laos’ efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, including the goal to vaccinate 50 percent of the population by the end of this year. Addressing the media, Chinese Ambassador to Laos Jiang Zaidong said his government will provide more vaccines to the Lao government under the two countries’ policy to offer mutual support and assistance in responding to the pandemic. ...More >>>

- foodpanda announces nationwide coverage in the Lao PDR - the first food delivery platform to operate across all 18 provinces 
•   Driven by a  very strong hyperlocalisation strategy, foodpanda brings growth opportunities in the digital economy to vendors and riders across the country ...More >>>


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- PM outlines measures to contain Covid outbreak
The government is mobilising all available resources to fight and contain the Covid-19 outbreak in provinces hardest hit by the pandemic, Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh has said. Provinces recently sent equipment to help control the current outbreak in Vientiane, while capital authorities previously provided supplies and ...More >>>

- Covid taskforce urges workplaces to ramp up virus controls
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has called on employers to rigorously comply with virus control measures as infections continue to be reported in factories, although the total number of new Covid cases announced on Thursday dropped to 414 from 484 reported on Wednesday. ....More >>>

- Police detain gambling group in breach of lockdown rules
Police are continuing to enforce the Covid control rules and are rounding up people found gathering in groups, which is forbidden during the current lockdown. A commando police team carrying out a patrol on October 5 found a group of 12 people who had gathered at a house in Nahai village, ....More >>>

- Luang Prabang, Xaysomboun, Xekong order lockdowns
Authorities in Luang Prabang, Xekong and Xaysomboun provinces have ordered lockdowns in a bid to stem the rising number of Covid infections. Residents of Luang Prabang must stay at home, except in the case of an emergency and to buy food. However, each household is allowed only two trips a day and .....More >>>

- Housing estate at Hongsa power plant nearing completion
Construction of a housing estate in Kiew Ngiew village, Ngern district, Xayaboury province, to accommodate people around the Hongsa power plant is 85 percent complete and should be finished by the end of this month, the Socio-economic newspaper reported. .....More >>>


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Motorists hit by yet another fuel price hike
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce issued a directive on Thursday on restructuring fuel prices in Vientiane and the ... More >>>

Singer-composer to launch new album 
Singer-composer, producer/singer Mr Vongpadith Rattanavong (Zolo-X) all set to launch a new music project. ...More >>>

Teachers, proud of their work and role
A teacher is an educator and a person who leads students to acquire knowledge, competence and virtue. ....More >>>

At least 20 killed as 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocks parts of Balochistan
PAKISTAN (Dawn/ANN) -- An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 .... More >>>

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What are your thoughts on the proposed minimum wage increase?
The authorities are planning to raise the monthly minimum wage, ....More >>>

Lao women footballers strike out for Asian Cup
The national women’s football team is currently in training for competition at ..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 >>>