13 October 2021

Thousands of users access online education platform  ## Taskforce announces 549 new Covid cases, three more deaths


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- Historic passenger train named Lane Xang to arrive on Friday
The first passenger train to run on the Laos-China railway, which is scheduled to open on December 2, is expected to arrive in Vientiane on Friday. The Prime Minister’s Office on Monday issued a notice that named the historic passenger train ‘Lane Xang’ – Laos’ former name when the country was known as the Lane Xang (million elephants) Kingdom. ...More >>>

- New Deputy Sec-Gen for Asean Socio-Cultural Community assumes office
Asean on Tuesday welcomed Mr Ekkaphab Phanthavong as the new Deputy Secretary-General (DSG) of Asean for the Asean Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), according to the Asean website.
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- Lao professor wins Asia Innovation Award
A university lecturer has raised the profile of Laos in the field of medicine after winning an international award.
Professor Dr Mayfong Mayxay, who is Vice President of the University of Health Sciences, is one of 12 people in Asia to receive an...More >>>

- Govt pledges to reduce nation’s debt by 2023 
 The government has vowed to reduce the total public and publicly guaranteed debt stock to 64.5 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the end of 2023. ..More >>>


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- Thousands of users access online education platform
Khang Panya Lao, a digital teaching and learning platform, so far has over 30,000 registered users, with one user possibly having 2-3 children accessing the platform.
The platform has been tested for use in Laos since late April 2021 and the Ministry of Education and Sports recently officially launched Khang Panya Lao as the country’s first national digital teaching and learning platform.
Khang Panya Lao has been developed with the support of UNICEF and in collaboration with the European Union and the Global Partnership for Education, to support children’s learning during the Covid pandemic....More >>>

- Taskforce announces 549 new Covid cases, three more deaths
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Tuesday confirmed 549 new cases across the country, after 5,242 samples were tested on Monday.
Meanwhile, three more people have died from the virus, taking the total number of Covid-related deaths to 33.....More >>>

- Weather bureau warns of approaching cyclone
Weather forecasters have warned people living in valleys, at the bottom of hills and alongside rivers to be alert to the possibility of landslides, flooding and strong winds.
The warning has been issued by the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology ahead of the imminent arrival of Tropical Cyclone Kompasu, which is expected to pass over southern and central Laos in the coming days......More >>>

- Man injured in Xaysettha shooting
A man was shot and injured in Xiengda village, Xaysettha district, while riding his motorbike at 6.30pm on Monday, although the reason for the shooting is unknown
Vientiane Rescue 1624 staff received a report on the incident and went to look for the casualty, who they found with a bullet wound in his chest.. ....More >>>


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Miss World Laos-2017 to take part in Miss Universe-Laos contest
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Putin, Merkel, Macron stress importance of Normandy format
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What do you think about the use of electric vehicles?
The government is promoting the use of clean energy in the ....More >>>

Lao footballers train for AFC U-23
The Lao national team is currently training at the National Stadium in Vientiane ahead of the AFC U-23 Championship ..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 >>>