7 January 2022

Lao Food Festival returns to titillate jaded tastebuds
- Holiday hotspots bustling again as visitors return
Popular tourist sites in Luang Prabang province and Vangvieng district, Vientiane province, are once again filled with activity following the opening of the Laos-China railway, which has brought thousands of people out of the capital for a welcome breath of fresh air. More than 2,600 people, both Lao and foreign, visited Vangvieng district last month, spending more than one billion kip, according to the district’s information, culture and tourism office. In anticipation of the return of tourists, district authorities have improved infrastructure, created new tourism products, and taken steps to regulate the price of services and food. ....More >>>

Govt inks deal on electronic civil management system 
The government is developing an electronic civil registration and vital statistics system to increase capacity to collect demographic statistics and produce and disseminate reliable and timely socio-economic and poverty information.
The system will also enable more efficient monitoring and evaluation of the progress made towards fulfilment of the government’s socio-economic development plans. The Ministry of Home Affairs has inked an agreement with the WCC Group B.V. of the Netherlands to develop the system. The WCC Group B.V. is a leading product company, providing advanced software solutions for public and private employment services. ...More >>>

- Lao Food Festival returns to titillate jaded tastebuds
The annual Lao Food Festival will return to Vientiane this month, providing local residents with some much-needed entertainment in an otherwise largely empty calendar. The popular festival will take place at the usual open-air riverside location at Chao Anouvong Park in Chanthabouly district, and will run for five days from January 25-29. The event will feature about 120 stalls selling food produced by cooks from around Laos, as well as food that is typical of some of the countries with embassies in Laos. A huge variety of tempting food and drinks will be on sale, as well as handicrafts and agricultural produce. ...More >>>

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- Commerce ministry to publicise violations of copyright  
Officials at the Department of Intellectual Property under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce are compiling information from Facebook and other online platforms about copyright violations, based on the widespread sale of certain goods. ....More >>>

Ministry to set up countrywide Covid advice hotline
The Ministry of Health will set up an additional hotline so that people across the country can get information about Covid-19 and learn how they can safely stay at home if they develop mild symptoms of the disease. Hotline number 163 will be made available so that people nationwide can get ...More >>>

UNICEF donates IT equipment to Lao National Radio
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday gave IT equipment to Lao National Radio (LNR) in Vientiane to strengthen youth media group activities during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to the IT equipment, UNICEF donated loudspeakers to LNR to ...More >>>

- New Covid cases again top 1,000, with 2 more deaths
The number of new Covid cases reported on Thursday hit 1,083 after a drop in the reported figures over the past few days, while two more people died after contracting the virus. The positive test results were obtained after 4,942 samples were tested on Wednesday. ...More >>>

- Ignore rumours over ticket sales, railway operator says
The Laos-China Railway Company has warned the general public to ignore false rumours about company employees illegally selling train tickets. The company made a statement on its Facebook page saying that it does not allow any crew members or individuals to act as ticket agents. ...More >>>

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Bokeo International Airport to open in March
Bokeo International Airport is set to open to passengers in March after the first test flights at the enlarged airport successfully ....More >>>

6th Japanese Film Festival cancelled due to Covid-19 crisis
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Academics lament political fallout of January 6
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Lao Football Federation to announce new coach for AFF U-23 Championship
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A new holiday gem awaits in Vangvieng
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