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28 January 2020

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- US launches new programme to strengthen the rule of law in Laos
The United States on Friday launched a three-year Legal Aid Support project at the Ministry of Justice aiming to strengthen the rule of law in Laos. The US$3.67 million programme is funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US-based McConnell Foundation, and will be implemented by The Asia Foundation and the Ministry of Justice.
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No case of the new coronavirus (nCoV) has been confirmed on Lao soil, Minister of Health Associate Professor Dr Bounkong Sihavong told a media conference yesterday. He dismissed news circulating on social media, which suggested that there was a case and the patient was being treated in a Vientiane hospital, as ‘fake news’.
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- Champassak cancels entry fees at two tourist sites 
Visitors to Khonphapheng waterfall and the nearby Somphamit Waterfall Park in Khong district, Champassak province, can now enter these areas free of charge. The province’s administration office instructed the Ying Sokxay Company to end the sale of tickets to view the waterfall and enter Somphamit Waterfall Park beginning on January 23. The office authorised Khong district to
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