13 June 2022

Laos, Algeria discuss cooperation in trade, investment ## State enterprise reform: some now profitable, others dissolved
- US to provide US$45 million for UXO clearance 
The United States has announced that it will provide US$45 million for field surveys and the removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos this year.
The US also said it would deliver 200,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine to immunise children in Laos over the course of this year. ..More >>>

- Japanese govt gives boost to teacher training colleges
The Japanese government and people have provided grant aid of US$18 million for a project to upgrade eight teacher training colleges in Laos.The assistance from Japan is a significant contribution to the Lao government’s efforts to improve the learning environment for teachers and students.  ..More >>>

- France donates 400,000 doses of Covid vaccine
France has provided 400,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s anti-Covid Janssen vaccine and 400,000 syringes to support Laos’ battle against the virus. This donation complements a first donation of 192,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, which was given to Laos in December 2021.....More >>>

- Australia to scale-out fish-saving technology in SE Asia
The Australian government is investing more in technology to protect fish and boost river health and food security to increase climate resilience across the Mekong region. Last week, the Australian Deputy Ambassador to Laos, Mr Dan Heldon, announced an expansion of Australia’s partnership with the Lao government on fish passages in water management structures. ....More >>>

- 17 states elected into UN Economic and Social Council for three-year term
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- Seventeen states were elected Friday into the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the coordinating body for the economic and social work of UN agencies and funds, for a three-year term.
The states were elected by secret ballot with a two-thirds majority of the member states present and voting in the UN General Assembly....More >>>

On June 12 Russia celebrates its National Day. This day marks the emergence of the present Russian Federation on the world map, manifests the new nation building principles of independence, freedom and rule of law, incarnates the belief in the bright future of our country and people. ...More >>>
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- Laos, Algeria discuss cooperation in trade, investment
The governments of Laos and Algeria are looking to boost cooperation in trade, investment and agriculture and between the two countries’ chambers of commerce and industry. ...More >>>

State enterprise reform: some now profitable, others dissolved
Two banks previously owned by the state and which suffered chronic losses have begun making a profit following major reforms that saw a 70 percent stake in the banks sold to local investors, a minister told lawmakers on Friday...More >>>

Lao food suppliers to promote products at Lancang-Mekong food expo
Lao food suppliers are increasingly promoting their products in neighbouring countries with the aim of gaining access to more international markets. ...More >>>

- Govt, WFP add fortified rice to school meals programme
The World Food Programme (WFP) has partnered with the Lao government on rice fortification, introducing imported fortified rice in its school feeding programme, which is targeting about 64,000 primary school students in 707 schools across the country. ..More >>>

- Forestry officials prosecute man over online ivory trade
Savannakhet authorities have fined a man 21,400,000 kip for illegally advertising and selling ivory on Facebook. ..More >>>

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Govt eyes 4.4 percent GDP growth despite economic woes
The government will aim for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of at least 4.4 percent ....More >>>

Lao filmmakers discuss films with Japan envoy
The Ambassador of Japan to Laos, Mr Kobayashi Kenichi recently invited Lao filmmakers to discuss and exchange views on the ....More >>>

Xieng Khuang farmers hope coffee crop will change their lives
For decades, the people of Phouxeo village in Xieng Khuang province’s Phoukoud district relied..More >>>

Serbia, Germany disagree over imposing sanctions on Russia
BELGRADE (Xinhua) - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and visiting German Chancellor ... More >>>

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What can we do to stay safe from dengue fever?
Asean Dengue Fever Day is observed on June 14. The day is a campaign initiated by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to increase dengue awareness and advocate preventive strategies among the public. ..More >>>

Top Lao kickboxer to strike out in regional competitions
Laos’ star female kickboxer Daomayouly Chanthalath is training at the ..More >>>

Tad Fane, a waterfall in paradise
Pakxong district in Champassak province lies on the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos and is renowned for its coffee plantations. .....More >>>





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