- 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.
- 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 >>>
- 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 >>>