20 January 2021

Govt plans for environmental protection alongside development ## New mother and child health facility opens in Phongsaly


- Ministry draws up plan to inspect dams every five years
Laos is preparing a nationwide hydropower inspection procedure which will be carried out every five years to ensure safety and the maintenance of standards.
Director General of the Department of Energy Management, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Mr Bouathep Malaykham, told Vientiane Times on Tuesday that in the next few years the system will be complete and put into use.. .....More >>>

Ministry assesses progress in health security
A health security project has seen outstanding achievements and met 94 percent of its targets in support of the Ministry of Health’s efforts to improve the control of emerging infectious diseases. The project has helped the ministry to strengthen outbreak rapid response teams in target areas, equipped laboratories, and improved infection prevention and control in district hospitals along borders and economic corridors in 82 districts of 12 provinces......More >>>

Controls stepped up on trucks entering Laos from Thailand
Savannakhet province’s Taskforce Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control has strengthened virus prevention measures in relation to truck drivers entering Laos from Thailand. More stringent measures are being carried out to prevent the spread of the coronavirus following the recent fresh outbreak of Covid-19 in Thailand.....More >>>

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- Govt plans for environmental protection alongside development
Efforts to improve livelihoods in both urban and rural areas must go hand in hand with environmental protection through close cooperation between all sectors for the optimal use of natural resources. This was one of the goals set by the government for national socio-economic development over the next five years, in a bid to protect the environment.....More >>>

- New mother and child health facility opens in Phongsaly
Communities in Phongsaly province will benefit from a new Maternal and Child Health facility provided by the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH).
The centre has been built in response to increasing public need for good health services and will provide enhanced care for women and children.
An official from the province’s Health Department said the centre would also seek to build the capacity of medical staff, especially in the use of donated equipment, which would benefit local communities.....More >>>

- Govt, partners review progress of civil registration project
The rollout of the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) project in 2020 achieved several goals, it was reported at meeting held in Vientiane on Tuesday to discuss the project.
The project aims to establish a functional Civil Management Information System and improve the coverage of registration of life events, especially births and deaths, and is taking place from 2020-2025.    . ..More >>>

- Bokeo police net massive haul of amphetamines
Police in Bokeo last week seized over 5 million amphetamine pills being transported through the province and arrested four men in connection with the case.
A police officer in charge of drug control in Tonpheung district reported that on January 15 police learnt that a large consignment of drugs would pass between Tonpheung and Huayxai districts, so they set up a checkpoint along the road...More >>>

- Laos to reduce gender equality to 0.4 percent by 2025
The government will drive the index of equivalence between men and women to reduce to 0.430 percent by 2025 aims to increase women’s development opportunities and access rights. According to the government’s report last week during the 11th Congress of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party that the government will improve conditions to encourage women in leadership at every level by 20 percent....More >>>






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