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Ministry makes Savannakhet forest national conservation area for Eld’s deer

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on Monday named the Eld’s deer conservation forest in Savannakhet province as a national conservation area for the endangered species. The announcement was made at the Ecosystem Conservation Centre in Xonbouly district of Savannakhet to mark the National Day for ...

Lao Migrants Returning from Thailand Stuck in Overflowing Quarantine Camps

Thousands of Lao migrant workers who recently returned from Thailand after losing their jobs to COVID-19 have been facing fresh hardships in crowded, undersupplied quarantine camps,, Lao officials and migrants told RFA. During the coronavirus pandemic hundreds of thousands of the 2.8 million foreign workers in ...

RFA’s Lao service. Translated by Sidney Khotpanya. Written in English by Eugene Whong.

Ministry provide emergency aid to flood victims in Luang Namtha

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has provided cash and emergency relief materials to communities impacted by flash floods that hit Nam Eng village in Viengphoukha district of Luang Namtha province on Sunday. The people, however, still need other supplies, especially clothes, bedding and equipment ...

Digital 2020 Report on Laos Released: Internet, Mobile, and Social Media

We Are Social and Hootsuite have released their joint annual global digital overview report for 2020, detailing global statistics for digital, mobile, and social media use. According to the latest report, the number of people around the world using the internet has grown to 4.54 billion, an increase of ...

Jasmina Yap

SK E&C Reaches Compensation Deal with Laos over Deadly Dam Collapse

SK Engineering & Construction Co. said Thursday that it has reached a deal with authorities in Laos to compensate victims of a deadly hydroelectric dam collapse in the Southeast Asian country. The Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Co., a joint venture involving the South Korean builder, inked the ...

Korea Bizwire in Business, Construction & Real Estate, Industries

Lao Doctors, Nurses Demand Overtime Pay Owed For Work Containing COVID

Over 800 health-care workers in southern provinces of Laos are calling on authorities to pay them for extra hours worked this year in hospitals and quarantine centers while trying to control the spread of coronavirus, according to sources in the one-party communist state. However, official sources ...

RFA’s Lao Service. Translated by Manichanh Phimphachanh. Written in English by Richard Finney

Kasy-Nan road closed after landslides

Authorities in Kasy district of Vientiane province have barred all vehicles from using a section of Road No 4C going to Nan district in Luang Prabang province after it was blocked following landslides. Director of Kasy district’s Public Works and Transport office, Mr Phan Namvong, told ...

NA session ends with endorsement of new govt policy framework

The National Assembly (NA) has ended its mid-year session after endorsing four resolutions that create a legal framework under which the government and relevant authorities will carry out their duties over the next six months. Assembly President Mrs Pany Yathotou on Thursday officially closed the 9th ...

Times Reporters

Illegal Dumping Poses Challenge for Waste Management Authorities

Illegal dumping and waste burning present a challenge to municipal solid waste management in Vientiane Capital, according to authorities. Household waste management in the nation’s capital stands at only 27 percent, while the remaining 73 percent of households in the capital do not use municipal waste ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

Luang Prabang Threatened by Proposed Dam

A leading Thai geologist is warning that a huge new dam proposed in an earthquake-prone region of northern Laos poses a high risk of endangering the famed UNESCO-World Heritage city of Luang Prabang. The 1410-megawatt dam, expected to be Laos’s largest, is being developed by Thai ...

Tom Fawthrop

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