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26 July 2021

Ministry to bolster flood warning system ## Govt extends condolences to China over deadly rain damage

   

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- President makes first visit to provinces
Party Secretary General and President of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith visited Huaphan and Xieng Khuang provinces on Friday and Saturday in his first recorded visit as the country’s top leader. Mr Thongloun made his first official visit outside of Vientiane following his election as Party chief and State President earlier this year.....More >>>

- Champassak, Savannakhet struggling to cope amid influx of returning migrant workers
Champassak and Savannakhet provinces are under pressure as hundreds of migrant workers return from Thailand, where the Covid-19 outbreak is worsening.
 Local authorities are scrambling to find places to set up new quarantine facilities to accommodate the large number of returnees.  ....More >>>

- Xieng Khuang calls off search for 7 people missing in land collapse
Xieng Khuang provincial authorities have ended their search for seven people who are missing after the ground collapsed as they were drilling for gold.
It is assumed that they were buried when the ground caved in.....More >>>

- Taskforce orders urgent assistance for Covid-hit provinces
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has ordered the deployment of medical staff, medicines and equipment to provinces that are overwhelmed by Covid-19 patients. . ...More >>>

- Foreign Minister visits Thanaleng Dry Port, Vientiane Logistics Park as project prepares for soft opening, linking with Laos-China railway Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith on Friday visited the Thanaleng Dry Port and Vientiane Logistics Park. He pledged support for the project after learning that it will significantly facilitate logistics and transport and thus boost trade and Laos’ economy. ...More >>>

 

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- Govt extends condolences to China over deadly rain damage
The government has extended its deepest condolences to China in the wake of heavy downpours and floods that have occurred in China since the beginning of this month. . . ...More >>>

- Ministry to bolster flood warning system
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment plans to increase the number of meteorology and hydrology stations around the country to improve weather warning systems, especially in relation to river levels. .....More >>>

- Laos calls for stronger int’l cooperation to counter Covid 19
The Spokesman for the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement, highlighting the need for global nations to strengthen their cooperation to overcome the Covid 19 crisis. . ....More >>>

- Man killed by landslide in Luang Namtha
A man died after being buried in a landslide following heavy rain when tropical storm Cempaka lashed Luang Namtha province from July 19-21, while hundreds of hectares of farmland were affected by flooding. ...More >>>

- New Setthathirath Hospital building to be financially independent
The Ministry of Health intends that the new Setthathirath Hospital building in Vientiane, whose construction is almost complete, will be financially self-sufficient and managed by medical staff with specialised knowledge. ..More >>>

- Buddhists mark the start of Lent with almsgiving
Despite the day-long rain on Saturday, people nationwide went to temples to offer alms to monks, part of the events that take place during the annual festival to mark the start of Buddhist Lent, known as Boun Khaophansa in Lao. ...More >>>


 
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Laos records US$932 million trade value in June 
Laos saw a record US$932 million in the value of imports and exports for June, but recorded a trade deficit of US$62 million,. ... More >>>

Ms Viengnakhone Vongvixay wins Chinese bridge contest
Ms Viengnakhone Vongvixay was declared the winner of the 20th Chinese Bridge contest, a Chinese language contest, ...More >>>

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In 2019, over 144,000 people drowned in the Asia Pacific region, accounting for 61 percent of global drowning deaths, ....More >>>

Games begin with no spectators, as crowds throng central Tokyo
JAPAN (The Japan News/ANN) -- As the Olympics officially got started on Friday, crowds were conspicuous . .... More >>>

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How should we conduct ourselves during lent? The Buddhist Lent starts this week with people around the country celebrating the event with merit-making, such as ...More >>>

Tokyo’s Olympic Games opens with upbeat ceremony
Athletes, trainers and officials from 205 countries are attending the .....More >>>

A new holiday gem awaits in Vangvieng
People who like to travel but who don’t want to go too far from Vientiane now have a great new opportunity for.. More >>>