Online learning faces difficulties amid Covid-19

Currently, the Vientiane Education and Sports Office  is collecting the data of schools offering online teaching and learning through communication apps (Zoom) and those providing onsite teaching and learning. “Online teaching cannot deliver as good schooling results as onsite teaching technique and this is partly attributed ...

Lockdown measures extended through Sep 30

“Although imported cases are declining in these localities, community infections are expanding due to inter-locality travel and activities of organizations and individuals,” said the Deputy Head of the Taskforce Committee. As of Sep 15, 2021, COVID-19 outbreak situation in the Lao PDR has shown an increasing trend ...

Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge over 14 percent complete

Construction of the fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge linking Borikhamxay province to Bueng Kan province in Thailand across the Mekong River is 14.42 percent complete.When the bridge is complete in 2023, it will enable Borikhamxay to become another vital trade hub and transit route for Laos, ...

Harnessing Technology to Manage Flood, Drought Risks in Lower Mekong Basin

Earlier this year the MRC and Korea Development Institute (KDI) launched a joint research project under the 2020-2021 Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP). The project aims to demonstrate how high-tech solutions can support Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam minimize the impact of flood and ...

World Bank highlights opportunities and challenges for Lao economy

The Lao economy is projected to steadily recover in the medium-term, but growth will remain below pre-pandemic levels at 4.5 percent in 2022. The Lao economy is projected to grow at 3.6 percent, down from the 4 percent growth anticipated in March 2021. The main risks ...

[Apply for grant] Mekong connection funding up to $25,000 for NGOs and community groups

Mekong Connections team is inviting applications from NGOs or community groups working in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, or Viet Nam that would benefit from grants of up to $25,000.The grant funding will support community work that focuses on any ONE of these areas:– protecting ...

[Virtual panel discussion]: Trafficking in Persons and the Protection of Women and Children in the Laos

To commemorate World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2021, you are invited to join the virtual panel discussion under the theme: Trafficking in Persons and the Protection of Women and Children in Laos.Time: Friday, 30 July 2021 (14:00 – 15:30).This is an opportunity for you ...

[Applications] the 2nd seminar at the YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV)

YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam (Fulbright) plans to offer three flagship seminars addressing challenging issues facing the region such as energy economics and policy, contemporary cybersecurity challenges and opportunities, and fundamentals of startup investing in Southeast Asia.  This seminar will be held virtually from September ...

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

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