The Laotian Times

Housing for Attapeu Flood Victims Still Unfinished

New homes for victims of the 2018 dam collapse in Attapeu Province have yet to be completed nearly four years after the disaster. KPL reports that Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Ms.Suansavanh Vignaket, visited villagers in Sanamxay District, Attapeu Province, yesterday. She toured the area and spoke with local ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Authorities in Laos Draft Law on Hydropower Safety

The law will cover dams and hydropower installations and set standards or quality control procedures for each phase of construction, Lao National Radio reports. Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines, Mr. Sinava Souphanouvong, spoke during a conference held to discuss the draft law on hydropower safety that ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Mekong Countries Urged to Take Action as River Experiences Three Years of Low Flows

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat has renewed its call for the six Mekong countries to urgently address regional low flows, water fluctuations and drought as the Lower Mekong River experiences record low flows for the third consecutive year. During the last three years, flows in ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Farmers Encouraged to Replace Tobacco Crops in Laos

Health officials in Laos have asked the government to encourage farmers to grow other crops as alternatives to growing tobacco. Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Sanong Thongsana, has provided answers to questions by National Assembly members on Friday regarding the amendment of the draft law on ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Laos Has Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 34% Over Ten Years

Laos has announced it has successfully reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 34 percent over the last ten years. Prime Minister of Laos, Dr. Phankham Viphavanh, spoke via remote communication at the UN General Assembly in New York last month, saying that Laos had been able to ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

New Indicative Ending Date Set for Sanakham Dam Consultation

An MRC governance meeting has agreed to a new indicative date to conclude the prior consultation process of the 684-megawatt Sanakham dam. The decision by the MRC Joint Committee means the official six-month prior consultation process that began on 9 September 2019 for the proposed Sanakham ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Lao Authorities and Women’s Union Assist Trafficking Victims

Lao authorities in cooperation with the Lao Women’s Union have successfully assisted two young women who became victims of human trafficking. The young women, aged between 14 and 16 years, were to be trafficked to China following a deal brokered between their parents and a trafficking ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Laos Reports Record Number of Covid-19 Cases

Laos has confirmed 65 new cases of Covid-19 following testing of over 1,292 people. The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced today that the country had confirmed a total of 65 new cases. Dr. Phonepadith Xangsayarath, Director of the National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology (NCLE), Ministry ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Vientiane Closes Schools Following Covid-19 Outbreak

The Ministry of Education and Sports has issued a notice ordering the closure of schools following an outbreak of Covid-19 in Vientiane Capital. The notice states that all public and private educational facilities from preschools through to universities will be closed across Vientiane Capital following a ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Laos Only ASEAN Country With Zero Covid Deaths

Laos has become the only country in ASEAN with zero deaths attributed to the Covid-19 coronavirus. Until last week, Cambodia and Laos had each recorded zero deaths from the Coronavirus, despite differing strategies for Covid prevention and control. Cambodia suffered its first death from Covid-19 last Thursday ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

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