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25 September 2020

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- World Bank: pandemic jeopardises progress on children’s health, education
The Covid-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in the health and education of Lao children, who could lose half a year of schooling on average, a new World Bank Group analysis has found. The analysis shows that pre-pandemic Laos and most nations around the world had made steady progress in building the human capital of children,
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- Experts cultivate research results to support farming cooperatives
Experts from the Lao National Institute for Economic Research (NIER) have cited research findings highlighting the challenges facing the development of agricultural cooperatives and the need for government’s policy support to drive farmer group production. Lao National Institute for Economic Research in cooperation with the Department of Rural Development and Cooperatives,
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- Completion of Laos-China railway tunnels set to be announced
Authorities will soon hold an event to mark the completion of all 75 tunnels built as part of the US$5.9-billion railway linking Vientiane to the Chinese border. A Chinese engineering company on Tuesday finished drilling the Ban Phoukeua tunnel in Nga district, Oudomxay province, some 400km north of Vientiane, according to a Xinhua report.
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- Khammuan communities take a shine to solar power rollout
Many residents of Nahao and Navang villages in Khammuan province’s Nakai district are welcoming the installation of a solar power system which is expected to be completed by the end of this year. 
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- Vientiane, CARE join forces on health centre, factory Covid-19 prevention
CARE International Lao PDR has joined hands with the Vientiane Department of Health to provide Covid-19 prevention supplies to health centres and workers at factories in the capital.
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- Govt highlights dam safety management during rainy season
The Ministry of Energy and Mines has instructed all hydropower project operators and developers to prioritise the management of water levels to ensure dam safety during the wet season.
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- New plan boosts school-community partnership for quality education
Education experts plan to continue collaboration with local and international partners to strengthen the school-community partnership for quality education and lifelong learning in Laos.
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- Almost 40 fires reported in six months
A total of 39 fires were reported around the capital over the past six months, in which one person died. The estimated damage caused by these fires was in excess of 12 billion kip, according to
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- Kunming puts to traffic two more metro lines So far, the metro mileage in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province, has reached 139.4 kilometers...More >>>

- Govt announces new entry rules for foreigners China will allow the entry of foreign nationals holding three categories  ...More >>>

- “Go Yunnan, See Xiaokang” -- dipping into elderly joy in Hutian Network reporters on the “Go Yunnan, See Xiaokang” media tour visited ...More >>>

- Harvest scenes make autumnal beauty in Changning In the days of Autumnal Equinox, one of the 24 solar terms of the traditional Chinese ...More >>>

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