5 January 2022

Lao business operators optimistic about RCEP ## Additional funding for dual cooperative training

More Covid vaccine arrives, donated by US
The United States has donated more than 799,000 doses of the Pfizer Biotech Covid-19 vaccine to Laos through the COVAX Facility, with the shipment arriving at Wattay International Airport last week. The COVAX Facility is a partnership co-led by Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and the World Health Organisation (WHO), with UNICEF as a key delivery partner. . ....More >>>

Govt orders probe into sale of train tickets 
The Prime Minister’s Office has instructed the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and the Laos-China Railway Company Limited to look into the sale of train tickets after numerous complaints by members of the public about the cost of tickets. Comments posted on social media say some people are buying tickets from the railway operator and selling them on at an inflated price. ...More >>>

- Continuing Covid outbreak deters foreign tourists
Although Laos officially reopened its doors to foreign tourists on January 1, few visitors have arrived because of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, while some countries have imposed travel restrictions because of the Omicron outbreak. The Director of Lao Airlines’ Commercial Department, Mr Noudeng Chanthaphasouk, told Vientiane Times on Monday that no foreign nationals had entered Laos on the airline’s flights because some countries, including China, have introduced lockdowns. . ...More >>>

- U-money receives Top LNCCI Business Leader for Year 2021 Covid-19 Response Award
Star Fintech Sole Co., Ltd., operating under the U-MONEY trade mark, has received the national award ‘Top LNCCI Business Leader for Year 2021 Covid-19 Response Award’. The award presentation ceremony was organised by the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with Lao Press in Foreign Languages.  ...More >>>

- Phongsavanh Group supports government’s service to society
The Phongsavanh Group (PSVG) and its members on December 27 handed over six ambulances worth 3,439,800,000 kip to the Lao government at the Prime Minister’s Office. The ambulances, which will support the government’s overall work to benefit society, were presented by the Group’s Vice President and Chairman of the Board of ...More >>>

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- Lao business operators optimistic about RCEP
Business leaders are optimistic about the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which will open up opportunities for more Lao products to access broader regional markets.. ....More >>>

Taskforce reports 519 new Covid cases, 12 more deaths
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Tuesday confirmed 519 new Covid cases and 12 more deaths from the virus. Of the new cases, 515 were transmitted within Laos while four imported cases were identified in Vientiane. The new cases were detected among 2,807 ....More >>>

Additional funding for dual cooperative training
The Vocational Education Financing Facility is continuing to back dual cooperative training in Laos by supporting partnerships between vocational training institutions and businesses. ...More >>>

- Commerce ministry encourages copyright registration
All commodities produced in Laos will have copyright protection under the Property Law after it has been found that many products have been copied and sold because they were not registered. To ensure they are protected under law, product owners need to submit documentation to the Department of ...More >>>

- Transport ministry sets plans for infrastructure development
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport is pushing ahead with efforts to overcome the various challenges it faces as well as continuing with work to fulfil its five-year State Budget Plan (2021-2025) in relation to infrastructure development.....More >>>

- Public works ministry sets water rates for 2022
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has instructed water supply providers to set the cost of water at 3-5 percent of average family income, in order to keep costs at a reasonable level. ...More >>>

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Govt to benefit from ecotourism at Phouchomvoy mountain
The government and local authorities in Khamkeut district of Borikhamxay province and ....More >>>

Indu Sihapanya releases new track, plans new projects for 2022
Lao actor, singer and presenter Indu Sihapanya recently released the new track....More >>>

2021 year-end review highlights milestones in Laos’ development
The year 2021 brought both opportunities and challenges for Laos, but on the ....More >>>

Arrests, clashes in Dutch protest
BRUSSELS (China Daily/ANN) -- Riot police with batons and shields broke up a crowd of several thousands who had gathered in ... More >>>

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What do you think about the cost of the new Covid medicine?
State Enterprise Pharmaceutical Factory No. 3 is manufacturing a revolutionary new ......More >>>

Xieng Khuang to host National Games early this year
Xieng Khuang province will finally get to host the 11th National Games after the event ..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 >>>


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