Banks, financial institutes ordered to defer principal and interest payments

The Bank of the Lao PDR has issued a decision ordering commercial banks and micro-financial institutes to postpone for three months – from May – deadlines for principal and interest payments for those who have borrowed loans for living expenses.  The decision, dated May 13, 2021, ...

Vientiane authorities order lockdown in red zone villages

Vientiane authorities have ordered a 14-day lockdown in so-called red zones of the city where the highest number of Covid-19 infections have occurred.During a meeting of the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control last week, Deputy Prime Minister Professor Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune instructed city ...

Laos records first coronavirus death

A 53-year-old Vietnamese woman has died from coronavirus (Covid-19) in Laos, marking the first death from the virus recorded in the nation, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced on Sunday. The woman, who worked at a karaoke club in Naxay village, Xaysettha ...

Lockdown extended until May 20

The government has extended the lockdown for another 15 days until May 20 in an ongoing effort to contain the Covid-19 outbreak as new cases continue to surge. The government has imposed a lockdown in the capital of Vientiane since April 22 after suspected super-spreaders ...

Second makeshift hospital opens, friendly countries to assist

The Lanexang Indoor Stadium has been turned into a makeshift hospital to accommodate Covid-19 patients in Vientiane after a surge in infections in recent days. The facility in Don Koi village, Sisattanak district, was officially opened on Monday after the sports centre was transformed into ...

[CALL FOR APPLICATIONS] Summer School on Land Relations and Land Governance in the Mekong Region

The Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development and the Mekong Land Research Forum has run annual summer schools on land relations and land governance, involving participants from all six Mekong countries.The purpose of the summer school is to equip participants with a research ...

DATA-DRIVEN STORYTELLING CONTEST (Deadline extended to March 29th, 2021)

The purpose of this contest is to encourage professionals, researchers, students, particularly women and Indigenous Peoples to demonstrate the value of data through effective visual data storytelling, and to contribute to the open data community by increasing the accessibility of information on public services.During this ...

Lao Media Start-up Expo

Lao Media Start-up Expo is an event where you can meet a variety of individuals and professional online and offline media. – Youtuber– Content Creator– Influencer– Photographer / Drone– Video Graphic– Online Advertisement– Film Maker– Food/Product Reviewer– Media Agency/ Media Marketing/Marketing Strategy– Cartoon Animation– Podcast– Radio, ...

UNESCO: One Opportunity, One Teacher, Limitless Dreams in Lao PDR

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