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Minister of Health Dr Bounfeng Phoummalaysith (fourth left) and officials from Lao and Chinese ministries on Thursday gather for the handover of the first building of the new Mahosot Hospital, which is being built and financed by the Chinese government. The second phase of construction will be completed in a year’s time.

Chinese Ambassador to Laos Mr Jiang Zaidong (right) presents a symbolic key to the new building at Mahosot Hospital to Minister of Health Dr Bounfeng Phoummalaysith. The facility will open for service next month.

Governor of Champassak province Dr Vilayvong Bouddakham (right) and the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Laos, Mr Moohong Im, on Thursday hold talks on Korea-funded development projects, including construction of an embankment on the Mekong River, medical university, and a hospital.                     --Photo Pathetlao

Pha-oudom district agriculture and forestry office staff and residents of Huaysang village in Bokeo province on Thursday vaccinate 131 head of cattle to protect them against disease.                                          --Photo Pathetlao

Minister of Health Dr Bounfeng Phoummalaysith on Tuesday accepts 40 million kip from the Lao Handicraft Association to buy supplies to assist efforts to control the spread of Covid-19. Association President Ms Souvita said the money was donated by the families of government authorities, friends, and members of other groups under the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as pharmacies in Vientiane. Also present on the occasion was a honorary adviser to the Lao Handicraft Association, Mrs Nali Sisoulith.

President of the Lao Red Cross Associate Prof. Dr Phouthone Muongpak (centre) and his staff on Tuesday deliver clothing to members of the Red Cross in Borikhamxay and Vientiane provinces, for distribution to impoverished families. The clothing cost 711 million kip and was made by FILA with the support of the Red Cross of the Republic of Korea.                                                                                            --Photo Lao Red Cross

Head of the Luang Prabang provincial Health Department Dr Khamsone Phongsavatdy (sixth right) delivers an ambulance worth US$90,000 to the Governor of Phonthong district, Mr Bounchane Panfongphet, for use by the district hospital.  --Photo Pathetlao

The Governor of Paklai district, Mr Kongsy Vongsy (front) and district agriculture and forestry office staff on Tuesday meet with residents of Saenphon and Takdaet villages to discuss the cultivation of cassava, sweetcorn and other crops. Villagers hope to earn 90 million kip from the crops they grow.                                               --Photo Pathetlao

The KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) office in Laos hosts the KOICA Special Talk 2021 at the national broadcasting station. The talk was broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube and had an audience of more than 2,000 people. The talk shared the experiences and knowledge of alumni awarded a master’s degree in the Republic of Korea through the KOICA Fellowship Programme. It began with a speech by the South Korean Ambassador to Laos Mr Moohong Lim. Three alumni of the KOICA Fellowship Programme then shared their experiences of studying in Korea and how their experiences contributed to their work. In the second session, special guests gave lectures on how make career plans. Mr Moohong Lim said “I was impressed that even in the Covid-19 pandemic situation, Lao youth’s dreams and willingness to learn cannot be stopped. Education is the seed of national development, and bigger dreams and challenges will lead to Laos’ socio-economic development.” The KOICA Fellowship Programme is a human resources capacity development programme which trains public officials, engineers, researchers, and policy planners who will lead economic and social development. The KOICA office in Laos will continue to support human resource capacity development in Laos.



The Governor of Xaysomboun province Major General Khamlieng Outhakaysone (centre) and his officials on Monday provide hand sanitiser, face masks, drinking water and other supplies to a temporary hospital housing Covid patients.    --Photo Pathetlao

A representative of Kongchay Irrigation Construction Company and representatives of other companies on Monday donate beds, money and other items to Xekong province for use in the response to the Covid outbreak.  --Photo Pathetlao


The public works and transport office in Xienghon district, Xayaboury province, is building a new water supply plant which is now 90 percent complete and will enable water to be supplied to seven villages at the end of next month.  --Photo Pathetlao


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