Aid and development

Pfizer vaccine will be used to protect most vulnerable

A shipment of 100,620 doses of the vaccine arrived in Laos on Monday, provided by the COVAX Facility a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF, and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The government will use this batch to vaccinate ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Civil Society supports Lao government response to COVID-19 prevention across 10 provinces

Ten Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on May 28 signed partnership agreements to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in 10 provinces across Lao PDR. The 12-month partnership agreements were signed with Plan International in Lao PDR to implement activities as part of the ‘Civil Society Action ...

KPL

MRC to monitor Mekong flow with French support

The French Government granted EUR 1.5 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to monitor rainfall and river flow in order to better understand flow changes and the corresponding impacts on development projects. New funding will continue to improve and expand its network for better ...

Times Reporters

WFP provides US$1 million to feed returning migrant workers

The World Food Programme (WFP) has committed US$1 million to the Ministry of Health for the provision of meals to returning migrant labourers temporarily housed in quarantine centres in Vientiane, Bokeo, Savannakhet, Champassak and Xayaboury provinces. Returning migrant workers staying in state-run quarantine centres will ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Feasibility study for Forestry and Eco Agriculture project gets underway

The government has given the green light to Jia Run Agricultural Development Co., Ltd. to carry out a feasibility study for an ecological agriculture development project in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province. the company planned to operate the project on area of 5,000 hectares, as a ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Green Investments, Revenue Mobilization, Big Data Key to Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery

“As countries slowly begin to emerge from the devastating health and economic impacts of the pandemic, we now stand at a critical juncture. The pandemic offers us a unique opportunity to rebuild for a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable recovery,” said Mr. Asakawa at the ...

KPL

US Provides over US$ 1 Million in Vehicles, Equipment to the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme

The United States contributed 16 new 4×4 vehicles and 134 UXO detectors, worth more than USD$1 million at a handover ceremony held at the UXO Lao Training Centre in Vientiane on Jan 19, 2021. The equipment will go to UXO-removal teams working in Khammuan, Savannakhet, Saravan, Attapeu, ...

KPL

United States, UNICEF Continue to Strengthen Lao PDR’s COVID-19 Response

UNICEF Lao PDR has provided loudspeakers, amplifiers and microphones to the Lao Women’s Union to raise awareness at the community level about COVID-19 and safety measures to prevent it.The supplies were supported with funding from the United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International ...

KLP

United States Awards Additional Agricultural Development Assistance in Lao PDR

A grant of more than USD 73,000 was awarded to the Lao Cassava Association (LCA) on 10 December by the United States through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Creating Linkages for Expanded Agricultural Networks (CLEAN) Project.Keep reading  ...

Francis Savankham

China-aided youth union activity center founded in Laos

The founding ceremony for the Chinese government-aided Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union central activity center was founded recently in Lao capital Vientiane.Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony held on Monday, Secretary-General of Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union’s Central Committee Alounxay Sounnalath said that the project will provide ...

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