14 June 2022

Rural children improve reading skills, thanks to new books  ## Police make arrests in expressway shooting
- PM to NA: Govt to stabilise economy, finance, currency to avert crisis
The government will strive to stabilise the economy, financial situation, and currency in order to prevent a crisis, Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh told Assembly members at the start of the National Assembly (NA)’s 3rd Ordinary Session which kicked off in Vientiane on Monday.President of the NA Dr Xaysomphone Phomvihane delivered the opening remarks, giving the floor to the government to present a report on the progress made in implementing the socio-economic development, ..More >>>

Loans on offer to support Lao workers seeking jobs in Korea
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare is partnering with the BNK Microfinance Institute to provide loans for Lao workers seeking jobs in the Republic of Korea, but who cannot afford the expenses involved.The loans will benefit low-income people seeking jobs as seasonal workers, who must pay expenses of about US$2,780 to acquire employment...More >>>

- Laos-US relationship elevated: US senior official
Bilateral ties between Laos and US have been elevated to a higher level since the two countries established a full Comprehensive Partnership in 2016.
“I would say the US-Laos relationship is stronger than ever. I think it’s built steadily since President Obama visited Laos [in 2016],” Visiting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman told the Vientiane Times in an exclusive interview that took place at the American Center in Vientiane last week. .....More >>>

- Health chief: precautions, vaccination will help make Laos Covid free
Laos cannot yet announce that cases of Covid-19 are occurring only in localised areas, even though case numbers have plummetted, a senior health ministry official has said.
Director General of the Hygiene and Health Promotion Department, Dr Phonepaseuth Ounaphom, told Vientiane Times last week that the fact that new cases of Covid are being recorded every day means the risk of an extended outbreak is still possible.
“If we want to be able to announce that Covid has become a localised disease, we must record zero cases of Covid for 14 successive days. This is what the World Health Organisation says,” he said. ....More >>>
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- French Embassy supports eight sustainable agricultural development projects
The French Embassy to Laos is supporting eight sustainable agricultural development projects designed and implemented by civil society organisations....More >>>

- Rural children improve reading skills, thanks to new books
Over one thousand children in rural areas now have more appropriate and better quality learning/reading materials and can read and write Lao language....More >>>

Police make arrests in expressway shooting
Vientiane provincial police and military personnel last week arrested seven suspects as part of their enquiries into a shooting on the Vientiane-Vangvieng expressway that left three people injured. ...More >>>

- Govt steps up oversight of dams to prevent problems in rainy season
The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mines, is strengthening the management of dams’ operations in a bid to prevent flooding this rainy season. ..More >>>

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Addressing inflation among top priorities for central bank
The Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) will take action to address spiralling inflation as one of its...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 >>>

South Korea eyes post-omicron life, mulls ending COVID-19 isolation
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) -- South Korea has already stopped quarantining close..... More >>>

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How important is it to donate blood and what can we do to boost supplies?
The National Blood Transfusion Centre run by the Lao Red Cross is calling for more people to ..More >>>

Lao U-16s to compete at tournament in Indonesia
The Lao Football Federation will select talented young footballers for the Asean Football Federation (AFF) U16 Boys Championship, which takes ..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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