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26 October 2020

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- Govt reopens local border crossings to facilitate business
The government is temporarily reopening some “local” and “customary” border crossings in a bid to revive the economy and minimise the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The move is part of government efforts to balance the imposition of measures to contain the virus with the easing of restrictions to enable businesses to import and export goods.
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- Laos suggests future direction of Asean-UN cooperation
Laos has proposed that health, human resource development, and the Sustainable Development Goals be the focus of future cooperation between Asean and the United Nations (UN). Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith made the proposal at the annual Asean-United Nations Ministerial Meeting held on October 21 via video link....More >>>

- Laos to launch fast-track immigration service for China soon
Laos is set to begin a fast-track immigration service next week that will allow Chinese nationals to cross the border more easily with shorter quarantine time amid the travel restrictions in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19. ....More >>>

- Huawei announces Q3 2020 business results
Huawei last week announced its business results for the first three quarters of 2020. During this period, Huawei generated CNY671.3billion in revenue, an increase of 9.9 percent over the same period last year. The company’s net profit margin in this period was 8.0 percent. Throughout the first three quarters of 2020, Huawei’s business resultsbasically metexpectations.....More >>>

 

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- Laos reviews ongoing efforts against Covid-19
Laos needs to work together to improve existing measures against Covid-19, as well as learn from and help each other to keep the nation safe, according to a leading health official. The coronavirus doesn’t just affect the health sector. It affects every sector of government, all sections of the community, and all aspects of daily life. No individual organisation or sector can manage Covid-19 on its own.....More >>>

- Laos, Asean+3 respond to agriculture challenges amid pandemic
Laos has joined Asean+3 nations in responding to recovery measures in agricultural production to alleviate poverty and strengthen food security during the Covid-19 pandemic, a regional online meeting has learned.
Food production challenges were discussed on October 21 during the 20th Meeting of Asean Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) and the Plus 3 countries of China, the Republic of Korea and Japan. The Kingdom of Cambodia chaired the 20th AMAF+3 Meeting via videoconference.....More >>>

- Laos joins Asean, Japan assessing natural disaster risks
Floods, droughts, and typhoons are the dominant hazards posing a serious challenge for water resources management and poverty alleviation in the country with enhanced warning systems needed, participants at a workshop heard this week. ....More >>>

- French-backed projects to assist vulnerable, women, young people 
The French embassy has pledged 165,500 euros (around 1.8 billion kip) to launch five new projects in Laos under the ‘2020 Innovative Civil Society Programme and Coalitions of Actors’ (PISCCA) Fund.
The projects will focus on improving the living conditions of vulnerable populations and the empowerment of women and young people.  ...More >>>

- Man kills friends, commits suicide in Luang Namtha
A man thought to be under the influence of amphetamines and opium apparently stabbed two friends to death with a butcher’s knife and then killed himself with a shotgun. The tragic incident occurred in Long district, Luang Namtha province.. ..More >>>

- China's 5G network has over 600,000 base stations China is stepping up the construction of its 5G network, and has now built...More >>>

- New ways for Yunnan people to exercise amid Covid-19 During the on-going Covid-19 prevention and control, people in Yunnan have ...More >>>

- Yunnan villagers start bird watching business for extra income The Nujiang River valley in southwestern China is known as one of the...More >>>

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Lao business leaders awarded Asean Business Awards Laos 2020
The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) on Friday presented “Asean Business Awards Laos 2020 (ABA Laos)” to the 16 winners ...More >>>

Lao artists donate blood to mark 75th National Independence Day
Singer and freelance MC Mr Touy Overdannce and Miss International Laos-2019 Phaithida Phothisane persuaded fans and the public to donate blood to mark the 75th  National Independence Day., ....More >>>

Saving Lao elephants through music and education  
The future of Laos’ elephants lies in the hands and minds of children. In order for them to ... More >>>

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UN report exposes women’s vulnerability to economic shocks amid COVID-19 pandemic
JAKARTA THE JAKARTA POST) -- A new report by UN Women reveals how COVID-19 exposes women’s vulnerability to economic shocks and deepens inequality. ... More >>>

How do you rate development in the 45 years since the founding of the Lao PDR?
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Lao state. Vientiane Times asked members of the public for their thoughts. ...More >>>

Major sponsors sign on to support National Day championship
The Lao Football Federation (LFF) has announced major corporate sponsors to back the men’s and women’s National Day Football Championship taking place in the capital from November 6-21.  ...More >>>

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Experiencing an ATV drive and more at Nam Kat Yor La Pa
Not far from the jungle trek entry point, a restaurant near a running stream offers a wide range of food, including Lao, Vietnamese, and western .... More >>>

Vice Governor of Phonhong district, Vientiane Province, Mr Bounmi Inthavan and Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Laos, Mr Hirose Hisaya join local ...More >>>

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