11 October 2021

Govt, LICA to power up digital economy in Laos with MOU signing ## What does the data tell us about electricity pricing in Laos?


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- Russia donates Sputnik Light vaccine to Laos
The Ministry of Health has welcomed a donation of 30,000 doses of the Sputnik Light vaccine from the Russian Embassy to assist Laos’ efforts to control the spread of Covid-19. The Russian-made vaccine was handed over on October 6 by Russian Embassy staff headed by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Laos, Mr Vladimir Kalinin, to ...More >>>

- Govt targets 1 percent electric vehicle use by 2025
The government is aiming to increase the number of electric vehicles on the country’s streets to 1 percent by 2025 and over 30 percent in 2030. Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh recently approved a new policy on the use of electric vehicles to minimise fuel imports and reduce harmful gas emissions. Laos is promoting the use of clean energy in the transport sector as part of measures to translate the government’s policy into an action plan until 2025, a strategy for 2030, and a vision for 2050.. ...More >>>

- Laos to receive 1.5 million doses of vaccine this week
Laos will receive another 1.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from the governments of China and Republic of Korea this week, a senior health official has confirmed. China will provide 1 million doses of Sinopharm while the ROK will deliver 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca, Director General of the Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion, Dr Phonepaseuth Ounaphome, told Vientiane Times on Friday. . ..More >>>

- Govt, LICA to power up digital economy in Laos with MOU signing
The Ministry of Technology and Communications (MTC) and the Lao ICT Commerce Association (LICA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 29 to promote Lao startup ecosystems and innovative entrepreneurship. ..More >>>

- What does the data tell us about electricity pricing in Laos?
A 42-year-old resident of Thongsanang village in central Vientiane, nicknamed To, was upset after receiving an electricity bill in May that was almost twice as high as normal....More >>>


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- Lao Handicraft Festival to take place online
This year’s Lao Handicraft Festival from October 30 to November 7 will move online, with customers able to purchase goods over the Internet as part of adaptations to the new normal during the ongoing Covid outbreak. The aim of the event is publicise and preserve the country’s old and modern crafts and will showcase items produced by businesses and artisans across the country. ...More >>>

-Thailand allows Covid vaccinations for Lao migrant workers
Lao citizens living in Thailand who wish to have a first dose of the Sinovac vaccine or the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine can register at vaccination centres in Bangkok, the Lao Embassy to Thailand has announced... ....More >>>

- Champassak, Borikhamxay, Saravan extend lockdowns
Authorities in Champassak, Borikhamxay and Saravan provinces have ordered the continuation of lockdowns and are taking extra steps to bring the Covid outbreak under control, although the.....More >>>

- Japan donates more medical supplies to support Covid battle
The government of Japan has provided emergency grant aid of about US$710,000 for the provision of medical equipment to support Laos’ response to the Covid outbreak, according to Embassy of Japan to Laos. .. .....More >>>

- Govt targets errant motorists with tough new fines
The government has strengthened the traffic regulations by imposing heavy fines for violators, with fines for drunk driving now ranging from 150,000 to 1,500,000 kip depending on the type of vehicle.. .....More >>>

- Community spread of Covid-19 intensifies
Authorities on Sunday confirmed 508 new cases of Covid-19, a sharp increase from the 425 cases recorded the day before.
The number of locally-transmitted cases surged to 507, with only one imported case being reported in Vientiane. ....More >>>


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Laos to boost bilateral trade and investment with India
The Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce hopes to boost ... More >>>

Kid internet sensation Namsai bags scholarship
Four year-old internet sensation was recently awarded a scholarship . ...More >>>

Fishing during the Covid outbreak
The rainy season is a good time to catch smooth-skinned river fish.
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19 domestic routes to resume from Sunday, quarantine measures remain in place
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How important is it to stay at home to keep Covid in check?
Authorities are urging everyone to stay at home and not to go out ....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 >>>