22 June 2022

Ambassador pledges US support for Lao economic recovery## Govt, Chinese company ink MOU on pine wood processing factory
- Malaysia donates 500,000 more doses of Sinopharm vaccine
A second consignment of 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine donated by the Malaysian government arrived at Wattay International Airport on Monday. Malaysia’s first donation of 283,400 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Laos in December 2021.The donations are part of Malaysia’s contribution to global efforts to end the pandemic and support Laos’ goal to vaccinate at least 80 percent of the adult population by the end of this year...More >>>

Debts mounting but Laos won’t default: finance minister
The annual amount of debt-service payment has risen from US$1.2 billion in 2018 to US$1.4 billion this year, a top government official has revealed. Minister of Finance Bounchom Ubonpaseuth clarified the main reasons for the nation’s growing public debt and possible solutions to the problem when addressing National Assembly members on Monday....More >>>

- Govt plans crackdown on drug traffickers
The government is working to fulfilled the National Agenda for the Solution of the Drug Problem and the police have made numerous arrests in connection with drug trafficking. The National Agenda was endorsed to tackle the drug problem from 2021-2023, through a concerted effort to curb the activities of drug trafficking gangs. ....More >>>

- Sitthi Logistics takes stake in state logistics enterprise
The Ministry of Finance has agreed to hand over a stake in the Lao Logistics State Enterprise to Sitthi Logistics Co., Ltd., as part of the government’s efforts to promote effective and productive business cooperation between the public and private sectors...More >>>
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- Govt, Chinese company ink MOU on pine wood processing factory
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has given the green light to Cooperate Laos-China Fenglin Investment Department Co., Ltd. to carry out feasibility studies on pine wood processing factories in Huaphan and Xekong provinces.. .More >>>

- Ambassador pledges US support for Lao economic recovery

As Laos strives to revive its stricken economy in the wake of the Covid pandemic, the US Ambassador has pledged US support for Laos’ recovery. ....More >>>

Govt, UN boost social protection in Laos
The government and the United Nations are contributing significantly to social protection in Laos and building national capacities to provide support to mothers and their children and the poor and disadvantaged to access the fundamental rights of equality in society.  ...More >>>

- Ministry eyes future food support as Covid aid programme ends
The government and its humanitarian partners have held talks on the provision of technical assistance for emergency food and preparedness for natural disasters in the future. ..More >>>

- Quality of treatment improves at Children’s Hospital
The Children’s Hospital in Vientiane is continuing to build the capacity of paediatric doctors and nurses so they are able to provide top-quality treatment and advice to patients under a Code of Ethics for hospital staff.. ..More >>>

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Govt says 600 petrol stations to provide regular services
At least 600 petrol stations nationwide will be open every day to supply fuel and help. ..More >>>

XYZ Art & Culture Centre organises exhibition to promote pencil drawings
A pencil drawing exhibition, organised by the XYZ Art & Culture Centre and Institute ....More >>>

Lao, Australian media experts share ways to produce interesting news content
Visiting the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service ..More >>>

US pilot shortage strands many
(China Daily/ANN) -- A shortage of commercial airline pilots is a root cause of the chaotic travel situation at US airports, ... More >>>
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What can be done to reduce and regulate prices?
The authorities are trying to curb ever-increasing prices and rising living costs, seeking ways to maintain stability during turbulent times.  ...More >>>

Rafael named top League 1 scorer this week
Top scorer in the Pepsi Lao Premier League 1 this week, Master 7 FC’s renowned striker Rafael de Sa Rodrigues, has scored a total of eight goals. ..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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