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Covid-19 lockdown in Laos extended till June 19 despite cases being under control

The ongoing Covid-19 lockdown in Laos has been extended till June 19, according to a notice issued by the Prime Minister’s Office on Friday. The notice outlines a gradual loosening of lockdown measures, with certain strict measures to remain in place. Travel within localities that have not ...

Xinhua

Laos: Electricity and water tariffs bills reduced for all households

The state-run Electricite Du Lao (EDL) and Vientiane Water Supply State Enterprise have cut power and water tariffs by three and five percent respectively to help people cope with the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. The reduced tariffs, which will be valid for three months, will ...

Laos PM orders vaccination programme accelerated, expanded

Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh has instructed authorities in charge to continue with the vaccination of target groups and to offer the vaccine to all other citizens, so that the target could be reached or even exceeded. The premier made the call in a statement issued on ...

Vietnam to boost transport infrastructure on Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is working with the Ministry of Transport to improve the local transport infrastructure and thus trade flows, the Cần Thơ branch of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said. The Trung Lương – Mỹ Thuận Expressway, for example, is expected to ...

Laos gets rail boost from China

NEWS flow on the construction of the China-Laos railway is giving confidence that the mega infrastructure will be on track for completion in December next year, and Laos will reap vast economic benefits from the project. Last month, the Laos-China Railway Company announced that the boring ...

HO WAH FOON

Public debt of Laos set to increase due to pandemic effect

The public debt of Laos may increase to as much as 65 to 68 per cent of GDP in 2020 following a sharp fall in national revenue collection alongside an increase in loans due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, according to a government official. Revenue collection ...

Poverty rate in Laos down to 18.3 per cent

Poverty in Laos continues to decline to 18.3 per cent, as infrastructure accessibility has improved, particularly road electricity, clean water and sanitation access, according to data from the Lao Consumption and Expenditure Survey in 2018-2019. Consumption and expenditure of households in Laos have significantly increased, particularly ...

Laos weather bureau official dispels Mekong flood concerns

There is no need for immediate public alarm about potential flooding of the Mekong River despite widespread reports of floods in neighbouring countries, especially China, a sector official has confirmed on Monday. The official from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Meteorology and Hydrology Department, ...

Laos to establish centre for food quality; no Covid-19 cases

Laos will establish the National Center for the Quality Inspection of Foodstuff and Beverage to ensure the product is safe for consumption. The National standards Certification and Quality Inspection Center under Laos Ministry of Science and Technology on Tuesday (June 30) signed a memorandum of agreement ...

Xinhua

PM: Laos attaches great importance to fight against drugs

Laos has placed a strong emphasis on combatting drug abuse and illicit trafficking, joining the international community in battling the drug trade, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (pic) has said. The premier delivered the message joining the world in marking the 33rd International Day Against Drug Abuse ...

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