10 June 2022

Lao tourism operator targets nature lovers from Vietnam
- Over 400,000 people use Laos-China railway in past six months
Operators of the Laos-China railway have recorded over 400,000 passengers in the past six months, while more than 600,000 tonnes of freight has been shipped across the Laos-China border. The railway has been a huge turning point for Laos’ international transport network and its role in freight transport is becoming increasingly important. The Laos-China Railway Company Ltd. said 410,000 people travelled on the railway and 640,000 tonnes of goods have been transported across the border between Laos and China. Four passenger stations were operational when the railway first came into service, at Nateuy, Kasy, Meuang Nga and Namor. There are now 10 passenger stations in operation.   ..More >>>

- Law on dam safety essential: energy minister
It is necessary to enact a specific law to regulate the safety of dams, as part of the government’s efforts to achieve sustainable energy development. Addressing the National Assembly on Thursday, Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Daovong Phonekeo said there are regulations and guidelines in place governing the construction and operation of hydropower plants, but there is no law that specifically relates to safety measures. The Ministry of Energy and Mines is working to strengthen the management, monitoring and implementation of policy in regard to sustainable hydropower development, in the wake of the disastrous collapse of a ...More >>>

- Lao tourism operator targets nature lovers from Vietnam
A leader in Laos’ tourism industry is setting his sights on Vietnamese tourists, who he says like to come to Laos to marvel at the country’s natural beauty. Member of the Board of Directors of the Guide Association, Mr Inthy Deuansavanh, who owns Green Discovery Laos, told Vientiane Times “Indeed, the strong point of Lao tourism, particularly in Vangvieng, is the stunning natural environment.” “In my opinion, many Vietnamese people don’t know much about the kind of natural wonders on offer in Laos. I’ve learnt that in Vietnam many people like nature. They like trekking and ....More >>>
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- Police make arrests over attempted murder
Police have arrested three men allegedly involved in the attempted murder of a Chinese national in Vientiane last September. ...More >>>

Japan gives boost to sustainable water supply 
The Japanese government has provided essential equipment and materials to ensure safe, stable and sustainable water supply services to the Lao people. ...More >>>

UNDP, justice agencies seek to end violence against women
More than a third of women in Laos will experience at least one type of violence during their lifetime but only 2 percent will report the matter, ....More >>>

- Health chief calls on public to keep dengue at bay
Everyone must band together to prevent an outbreak of a virulent form of dengue fever this rainy season, which is a possibility given the relatively high number of dengue cases so far this year. ..More >>>

- Govt launches digital vaccine ID/passport monitoring system
Health officials and other authorities will be able to monitor people who have been vaccinated against Covid, and those who have contracted Covid and are recovering at home, ..More >>>

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